Food Protection: Free Online Training

If you are a supervisor in a restaurant or non-retail food service establishment, you must receive a City certification in food protection practices.

To receive a certification, you must first complete the free Online Food Protection Course, or pay to attend the course in person.

The online course is offered in English, Spanish and Chinese. The course is self-paced and consists of 15 lessons. You must complete each lesson and pass a quiz before moving on to the next lesson.

Final Exams

While the online course is free, you must pay $24.60 (including fees) in order to take the final exam to receive your certification.

You will be prompted to schedule an exam appointment once you successfully complete the course. You must pay with a credit card.

You must take the final exam in person at:

NYC Health Academy
Riverside Health Center
160 West 100th St., 2nd Floor

More Resources

To prepare for the course, read:
  • Food Protection Course Training Manual (PDF)
    Other languages: [ Español] | [ 中文] | [ 한국어] | [ বাংলা]
  • Online Food Protection Course Study Guide (PDF)

    Other languages:

  • Frequently Asked Questions about the Online Food Protection Course (PDF)