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Maryland FOOD MANAGER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
|State Regulations||The following jurisdictions require one or more certified food managers:
We highly recommend contacting your local health office to verify your requirements.
|Approved Certification Exams||Always Food Safe
ServSafe and Prometric
|Food Safety Training Requirement||At least 16 hours of in-class training for first-time students and eight hours of in-class training to renew the certificate.|
|Certificate Renewal||Every 3 years|
|Other Regulations||Some counties, such as Baltimore County, demand that you submit a copy of the original certificate and make an application fee payment for the issuance of a local ID card. Please check with your local health department for more information or criteria.|
Is there a minimum training requirement?
For first-time certifications, individuals must take a 16-hour training program. This includes a home study for eight hours, in-class training, and then the Always Food Safe, Prometric or ServSafe exam to receive the certification which is eight hours as well. To renew your certificate, an individual must attend an eight-hour, one-day course and pass 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 accredited exam such as ServSafe or Prometric, show the original certificate as well as a government-issued photo ID to your local Health Department.
What training do you provide in Maryland?
- Online Food Manager Training: A self-paced training that is online and incorporates different learning experiences such as graphics, audio, and cooperative learning exercises. This is a very effective learning program.
- Online Study Guide: A study guide (20+ pages) that covers the major FDA food theories. This study guide also encompasses the Top 10 Tips to Passing the Food Manager Exam and two practice tests. All of these are done online.
- Food Manager Exam: The test is conducted online via The Always Food Safe Company or in-person via Prometric. Both providers are ANSI accredited and recognized by state and county health departments.
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