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Get your MARYLAND food managers certificate

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If you are looking for an affordable, fun and easy online food handler manager certification course, you are in the right spot. Get your Maryland Food Handler Card by clicking the button below.

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MARYLAND FOOD HANDLER REQUIREMENTS

State Regulations
The following jurisdictions require one or more certified food managers:  

Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Howard County
Montgomery County
Prince George’s County
We highly recommend contacting your local health office to verify your requirements.
Certification Exam
Mandatory
Approved Certification Exams
Always Food Safe
ServSafe
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
Additional Requirements
None
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.
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FAQs

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.

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.

  • 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 which is ANSI accredited and recognized by state and county health departments.

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Remotely Proctored Exam Only
Perfect for individuals who feel confident without studying
$99
Always Food Safe Certification Exam
Food Manager Certification (upon passing exam)
Includes 2 attempts to pass the proctored exam
Disclaimer: This option does not include any training. Training is highly advised and has shown to greatly improve test scores.
Study Guide + Remotely Proctored Exam.
Great for individuals who just need a quick refresher before the exam
$149
Always Food Safe Certification Exam
Food Manager Certification (upon passing exam)
Includes 2 attempts to pass the proctored exam
PDF – Study Guide
Tips and Tricks: 10 Tips To Passing A Food Handlers Certificate Exam
Limited time discount
Remotely Proctored Manager Exam, Online Course, Study Guide and Practice Exam
Perfect for individuals who want to do well on the exam and be prepared
$150
Normally $199
Always Food Safe Certification Exam
Food Manager Certification (upon passing exam)
Includes 2 attempts to pass the proctored exam
Full 14 Chapter Online Manager Training Program
PDF – Study Guide
Tips and Tricks: 10 Tips To Passing A Food Handlers Certificate Exam
Full Online Manager Training Course – Video Training
Unlimited Attempts Of The Online Practice Exam