State Requirements: Certification is voluntary with exceptions.
Food Protection Manager: Recommended but not required.
Food Handlers: Not required.
Exceptions: Baltimore, Montgomery, & Prince George's Counties require Food Manager certification. Each facility must have one certified employee on staff.
Manager Training Hours: No regulations on training or specific training but recommended.
Food Handler Course: Recommended but not required.
Food Manager Certification and Food Handler Certificate Renewal: Food Manager every 5 years; Food Handler every 5 years.
National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Acceptance: Yes
Course Materials Available: Yes
Approved Options: Classroom, Proctored Online and Pearson Vue Centers. Please check with your local jurisdiction or regulatory body for the most current information.