State Requirements: County requirements.
Food Protection Manager: Although certification is not required, managers must demonstrate knowledge and passing an accredited Food Safety Manager certification exam is one way to meet the requirement.
Food Handlers: Recommended but not required.
Exceptions: St. Peters, Jefferson, St. Louis, Franklin, Columbia, & St Peters counties require Food Manager certifications. Please note: Franklin County food service workers must obtain a permit/card from the health department.
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.