New Application Fees: $53.00 HOW TO APPLY


Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of City
"New Virtual Classroom Course."


The NYC Health code requires that all applicants for a Mobile Food Vendor license be certified in food protection.  The Food Protection Course for Mobile Vendors trains individuals in food protection practices to ensure the safety of the food served in New York City's mobile food carts and trucks.  Registration for this course is limited to individuals who are applying for a Mobile Food Vendor license.  When you register for this course you must also apply for a license.

At this time, the course is available only in a virtual classroom setting. The course and exam will be offered via the WebEx application. When you pass the exam, you will be issued a Mobile Food Vending License. You can apply for the license and register for the course in person at the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP).  Note all visits are by appointment only.

Completion of this course and passing of the final exam satisfies that requirement. 

The cost of the course is $53.00. 

Frequency and Duration: This is an eight-hour course conducted over two days, four hours each day. 

Currently, the course and exam are available in English only.

The information on this page does not encompass other health-related aspects of or requirements for owning and operating a mobile food vending business.

Replacement Requests 
On a temporary basis, the Health Academy can provide a confirmation email to verify your food protection certificate credentials. If you are in need of a replacement certificate, email with “FPC replacement” in the subject field. If you took the class more than 10 years ago you must retake the course and pass the final exam.

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