Ohio Food Safety Regulations
One person on staff must be certified.
Food Manager Certification
Ohio Department of Health requires 15 hours of training offered by a course provider that has been approved by the Ohio Department of Health.
Ohio has two levels of Food Protection Training. Level One training is required for the person in charge during a shift. Level Two training is more extensive and requires passing a Food Manager Exam. If the person in charge acquires Level Two training, they do not need Level One training.
Food Handler Certification
Specific training regulations, please contact your local health department.
Check with certified training course providers.
Food Manager – 5 years; Food Handler every 2 years.
Prometric, ServSafe, National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP), and 360 Training
Classroom, Online, or Pearson Testing Centers. Please check your local health department for the most up to date information.
For additional information, visit Ohio Department of Health resources: