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Missouri

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: Columbia, Franklin, Jefferson, St. Louis and 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.