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Maryland FOOD MANAGER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
|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.|
|Approved Certification Exams||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 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.