Tennessee Food Safety

Tennessee Food Safety Regulations

tennessee state flagPerson in charge must demonstrate knowledge. There is no specific requirement to hold a food handler card.


Food Handler/Manager Certification

Certification is not required, but individuals must demonstrate knowledge of best food handling practices


Check with certified food safety training provider.


Certification Renewal

Food Manager- 5 years; Food Handler- 5 years.


Approved Courses

Prometric, ServSafe, National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP), and 360 Training


Approved Options

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



Additional Resources

For additional information, visit Tennessee Department of Health resources:

Food Handler’s Study Guide

Department of Health

Department of Agriculture