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State Regulations Every food facility must have a certified food manager on site during every hour of operation. The Food Manager Certification must be acquired from an approved and accredited program.
Certification Exam Mandatory
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
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.


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 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.

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