Food Protection Certificate



Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of City
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene requires this certificate for supervisors in any food service establishment, including non-retail and temporary food service establishments. The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of a food protection course.

A person holding a Food Protection Certificate must be on premises and supervise all food preparation activities during all hours of the establishment's  operation. This certification requires applicants to take a 15-hour course (in person or online) and pass an examination (in person only).

The NYC Health Academy's Food Protection Course trains individuals in food protection practices to ensure the safety of the food served in New York City's food establishments. It is offered in English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean in a classroom setting, and English, Spanish and Chinese online.

This course is open to anyone.
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Additional resources

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)

Health Academy
Riverside Health Center
160 W. 100th Street (at Columbus Avenue)
New York, NY 10025

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Health Academy


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