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Frequently Asked Questions
November 15, 1999, Article IV of the Oakland County Sanitary Code went
into effect. The intent of this Article is to safeguard the health of
the public by regulating the operation of food service establishments in
Oakland County and requiring successful completion of a Food Service
Manager Certification Program by designated food service personnel. If
you have more questions about Article IV, please call 248-858-1312.
How will this affect your existing business?
Within five years of the effective date of Article IV, all
food service establishments operating in Oakland County are required to
have at least one employee/staff member per business site who has
successfully completed a Food Service Manager Certification Program,
which meets Michigan criteria.
Which training programs are acceptable?
Programs offered through Oakland County Health Division, the
Michigan Restaurant Association, the Michigan Department of
Agriculture, or a Food Service Manager Certification program offered
through a Michigan community college, college or university that meets
Michigan criteria for Food Service Manager Certification.
How do you get certified?
To register for a Food Service Management Certification course through Oakland County Health Division, call 248-858-1312.
How does this affect new establishments?
Any establishments that open after the effective date of the
Article, including change of ownership, must have a Certified
Foodservice Manager prior to opening.
How do you get your ServSafe® E-Certificate?
If you have taken a course through ServSafe®, you may now get an electronic copy of your certificate which can be emailed or printed. Please visit servsafe.com, go to "My Exams" and you will see an option to download your certificate.
What are the requirements if the Certified Foodservice Manager leaves employment?
In this case, the operation is allowed three months (90 days)
regain compliance with this code. Any establishment without a Certified
Foodservice Manager must immediately notify the Oakland County Health
How will Oakland County verify Manager Certification?
Certificates must be presented to the sanitarian upon inspection.
How are duplicate certificates obtained if lost?
To obtain a duplicate certificate from the Michigan
Restaurant Association (MRA), call 517-482-5244 or write to the Michigan
Restaurant Association, 225 West Washtenaw, Lansing, Michigan, USA,
To obtain a duplicate certificate from the National Restaurant Association (NRA), call 800-765-2122.
To obtain a duplicate certificate from ServSafe®, call 800-765-2122 or visit servsafe.com.