Michigan Food Safety

Michigan Food Safety Regulations

michigan state flagOne person on staff who is certified. The certified employee does not need to be on premise at all times but must be a full time employee.


Food Manager Certification

No regulations on specific training but recommended.


Food Handler Certification

Strongly suggested. Not mandatory.



Check with your local health authorities.


Certification Renewal

Food Manager – 5 years; Food Handler – 5 years.


Approved Courses

Prometric, ServSafe, National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP)


Approved Options

Classroom, Online, or Pearson Testing Centers. Please check your local health department for the most up to date information.


Special Notes and Exceptions



Additional Resources

For additional information, visit Michigan Department of Health resources:

Michigan Food Safety

Modified Food Code

Food Handler’s Study Guide