||The owner or a designated employee of each food establishment shall hold a food safety
certificate from the department exclusively on behalf of that food establishment.
|Approved Certification Exams
||ServSafe, Prometric, NRFSP and 360 Training
|Food Safety Training Requirement
||To obtain the food safety certification, you must submit the following to the health department:
Note: State and local government employees are exempt from this fee.
- A completed application to the Retail Food Program
- Evidence of successful completion of an approved training program and written examination
- $25 fee for each certificate
- • Online Training and Proctored Exam
- • Over 1,100 Locations
Is there a minimum training requirement?
Yes all students must do at least 8 hours of training. Premier customers can purchase the online training or the study guide which meets the 8 hour study
Do I have to register with the
Louisiana Department of Health after I pass my exam?
Yes. Once you have completed your training and passed your food safety exam, please complete the
FSC Application form.
You will need to provide a copy of your food safety certificate and a check for $25 payable to the Department of Health and Hospitals (D.H.H.).
Can I take the food safety exam online at home?
No you must attend a testing center and have your exam proctored by an approved instructor.
How do I renew my certificate?
To renew your certificate, you must take the food safety certification exam once again and pay the $25 application fee to the Health Department.