Restaurants & Food Industry

Food Protection Certification Program

Food Certification Program

The law requires that most retail food facilities in Pennsylvania have one certified food employee who is accredited by a nationally recognized program.

The certified food employee must be the person in charge when at the facility and accessible at all times (in person or by phone) during the facility’s hours of operation.

The Erie County Department of Health offers a course to prepare food handlers to take the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals exam, which is a nationally recognized program that meets the State’s requirements.

Call 814-451-6740 to obtain a course brochure and for course availability.

Course dates:

February 3 and 10, 2014
March 24 and 31, 2014
April 7 and 14 , 2014
May 12 and 19, 2014
June 23 and 30, 2014
July 21 and 28, 2014
August 18 and 25, 2014
September 22 and 29, 2014
October 20 and 27, 2014
November 17 and 24, 2014

Cost:

$145.00 Course and exam
$ 50.00 Exam only


This information is distributed by Erie County Department of Health, 606 W. 2nd Street, Erie, PA 16507, 814-451-6700, www.ecdh.org