Food Protection Online Course

The Food Protection Course trains individuals in food protection practices to ensure the safety of the food served in New York City's food establishments. The NYC Health code requires that supervisors of food service establishments and non-retail food service establishments be certified in food protection. Completion of this course and passing of the final exam satisfies that requirement.

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

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

In-person final exams are not being offered at this time.

The final exam, which includes a Food Protection Course Review, is available virtually for those who have completed the online course. The exam will be given via the WebEx application. Please log in to your account to register. There is a $24 fee to take the final exam. When you pass the online final exam, you will be issued a temporary Food Protection Certificate.

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