Classes

Classes

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Below are descriptions of classes offered by the Health Division. Most classes are free or low-cost. Not all classes are offered at all times. If a class is not listed​, call 800-848-5533 to find out when the class will be offered in the future.​

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Basic Food Safety Class,
The Basic Food Safety Class is offered monthly and designed to teach basic food safety fundamentals to food service personnel. The class focuses on the 3 main causes of foodborne illness and ways to control them.
Pre-registration is required

Please call the office of choice below to register:

  • Southfield Office at 248-424-7190 
  • Pontiac Office at 248-858-1312

This class does not satisfy Oakland County's Management Certification requirement. For information on Management Certification classes, please see below or call 248-424-7190.

Food Protection Manager Certification/Recertification Class Schedule and Registration,
View the Food Protection Manager Certification/Recertification Class Schedule 
and select a location and time that is convenient for you. Call 248-858-1312 for more information.

Consider Hosting a Class!
We are looking for facilities to host our certification classes. We need rooms that can accommodate at least 30 people with classroom style seating. If you are interested, please contact the training staff at 248-858-1312.

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Other Area Courses

 

Food Protection Manager Recertification Information,

​This course is designed for students who have already received a certificate from a previous food service management certification course and need to become recertified due to an expired certificate. This course covers the same material as the 16-hour course; however, it is in an abbreviated format. The class is designed to have four hours of course lecture and review.

Who May Attend

Restaurant operators, food service managers, or anyone interested in food service sanitation that has prior certification is welcome. If a certificate is more than ten (10) years old, it is recommended that the full 16-hour certification course be taken. Students MUST provide a copy of their previous certificate from a State of Michigan approved food service management certification course at the time of registration.

Attendance

Attendance is REQUIRED for the duration of the class. Late arrivals will be required to re-enroll in another available recertification course.

Class Time

All classes begin at 8:30 a.m. with an hour lunch break around 12:30 p.m. The exam will start immediately following the lunch break. See schedule for class dates.

Refunds

Once enrolled for a class, there will be NO refunds. Students are not permitted to transfer to another class unless arrangements are made 10 days prior to the start of the class they are enrolled in.

To Register

Complete the registration form located in the Class Schedule and mail or deliver to Oakland County Health Division with the appropriate fee and a copy of your previous certificate. Classes fill quickly; therefore, early registration is recommended.

It is recommended that students pick up a book prior to class. Books can be obtained at both Oakland County Health Division offices.

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING A VALID PICTURE I.D. TO CLASS OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIT FOR THE EXAM.

 

Food Protection Manager Certification Information,

​This course is designed for students who have never been certified before, or who have previously been certified but it has been 10 (ten) or more years.  This is a 16 hour certification course.

Who May Attend?

Restaurant operators, food service managers, or anyone interested in food service sanitation is welcome.

Attendance

Attendance is REQUIRED for the duration of the class.  Late arrivals will be required to re-enroll in another available certification course.

Class Time

All classes begin at 8:30 am with an hour lunch break for full-day classes.  All classes begin at 8:30 am and run until 12:30 for half-day classes.  See Class Schedule for class dates.

Refunds

Once enrolled for a class, there will be NO refunds.  Students are not permitted to transfer to another class unless arrangements are made 10 days prior to the start of the class they enrolled in.

To Register

Complete the registration form located on the Class Schedule and mail or deliver to Oakland County Health Division with the appropriate fee.  Classes fill quickly; therefore, early registration is recommended.

It is recommended that students pick up a book prior to class.  Books can be obtained at both Oakland County Health Division offices.

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING A VALID PICTURE I.D. TO CLASS OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIT FOR THE EXAM.


Frequently Asked Questions,

​Which Training Programs are Acceptable?

Programs must be ANSI/CFP Nationally Accredited. A list of programs approved by Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Food Protection Manager Certification Training can be found here: MDARD Food Manager Certification

OCHD offers ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification courses. 

How Do You Get Certified?

To register for a Food Protection Management Certification course through Oakland County Health Division (OCHD), complete the registration form located on the Class Schedule and mail or deliver to OCHD with the appropriate fee. You may also call OCHD at 248-858-1312.

How Does This Affect New Establishments?

Any new facilities or facilities that have a 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 Food Protection Manager Leaves Employment?

In this case, the operation is allowed three months (90 days) to regain compliance with this code.  Any establishment without a Certified Food Protection Manager must immediately notify the Oakland County Health Division.

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 ServSafe®, call 800-765-2122 or visit servsafe.com. For information on obtaining a duplicate certificate from other accredited programs, see the information below.

Ordering a Duplicate Certificate 

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