Health and Human Services

FOOD MANAGERS CLASSES



FOOD SERVICE MANAGER’S CERTIFICATION CLASSES


The City of Houston Food Ordinance requires  the  presence of a food service manager (s) in food establishments during all stages of operation. Students completing the course and passing the examination with a score of 70 points or above, receive a certificate, valid for 5 years. The City of Houston provides an initial 2 - Day course and, renewal 1- Day course and, optional exam in lieu of class is available.

Reservations are required for all classes, including the optional exam session.  Class size is limited.


Click here to open the Food Service Manager's Certification manual or right click to download.

 

Spanish version of manual

 

Chinese version of manual

FOOD CERTIFICATION CLASS RESERVATIONS ARE TAKEN
MONDAY- FRIDAY, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ 832.393.5100


View the current class schedule
 

Register online for the food manager certification class

 
FSMC 2014 class information sheet

 
Food Service Manager Reciprocity Application


FEES



A non-refundable fee must be made no later than two days prior to the date of the class.
Payments may be mailed to the Department of Health & Human Services at PO Box 300008, Houston, Tx 77230-0008
For class fees, see http://cohapp.cityofhouston.gov/FIN_FeeSchedule/default.aspx (City fee schedule)

Payment: money order, business check, cashier’s check, credit/debit cards


PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED


Class dates and locations are subject to change.
Students will receive a packet containing a letter with instructions including the payment due dates and map of class location, payment invoice, and application. Return the invoice, completed application, and payment together. Call the office if you have not received your packet at least 10 days before class.


LOCATIONS

Classes are currently being offered at the following locations:


Environmental Pollution Control Services: 7411 Park Place
Southwest Multi-Service Center: 6400 Highstar
Northeast Multi-Service Center: 9720 Spaulding
West End Multi Service Center: 170 Heights Blvd.
Department of Health and Human Services: 8000 N. Stadium Drive
Tracy Gee Community Center: 3599 Westcenter Drive

All facilities are wheelchair accessible.   

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