||Each food establishment must have a certified food manager on site during all hours of operations.
The Food Manager Certification must be obtained from an approved and accredited program.
|Approved Certification Exams
||ServSafe, Prometric, NRFSP and 360 Training
|Food Safety Training Requirement
||Yes. 16 hours of classroom training for first-time students and 8 hours of classroom training to renew.
||Some counties, such as Baltimore County, require you to submit a copy of the original certification
and payment of an application fee for the issuance of a local ID card.
Please check with your local health authority for additional criteria.
Prometric & ServSafe Certifications
- • First Time or Renewal
- • Instructor-led Class and Proctored Exam
- • 5 Languages Offered
Is there a minimum training requirement?
Yes. For first time certifications, students must complete a 16 hour course.
This includes the home study (8 hours), classroom training and then the Prometric or ServSafe certification exam (8 hours).
For renewal certifications, students must attend a one day class and complete the Maryland renewal exam.
Do I have to register with the Health Department or get a card after I pass my exam?
Yes. After passing an approved and accredited food manager exam such as ServSafe or Prometric,
present the original certificate as well as a government issued photo ID to your local Health Department.