food handler training school - County of San Diego

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
ELIZABETH A. POZZEBON
DIRECTOR
FOOD AND HOUSING DIVISION
AMY HARBERT
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
P.O. BOX 129261, SAN DIEGO, CA 92112-9261
Phone: (858) 505-6700 or (800) 253-9933 Fax: (858) 505-6786
www.sdcdeh.org
FOOD HANDLER TRAINING PROGRAM
All food workers in San Diego County must be trained in food safety. There are separate requirements for
foodhandlers and food safety certification. A food handler is a person employed by a permitted food business
who is involved in the preparation, storage, service, or handling of food products or utensils, according to
section 61.201 of the County Code, including those that scoop ice, wash dishes, or handle utensils.
FOOD HANDLER CARDS / TESTS
All food handlers are required by San Diego County Code to possess either a valid food handler card issued
by a county-authorized food handler training school or a County of San Diego food handler test administered
by the current food safety manager who has passed a state-approved food safety certification exam.
The food handler courses are taught by food handler training schools that are authorized by the County.
In addition, courses are now approved to complete food handler training solely online. The County monitors
the training schools for course content and consistency. Please contact the food handler schools directly for
course locations and information. If there are any questions or problems with the training schools, please
contact the County of San Diego Food Handler Training Coordinator at (858) 694-3614 or
brad.richardson@sdcounty.ca.gov
Food handler cards are valid for three years and can be renewed by taking an exam and paying a renewal fee
at one of the Department of Environmental Health office locations, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Please bring picture identification and the expired food handler card. (NOTE: County
Office renewals will discontinue as of January 1st, 2015. Training and testing must be retaken every
three years through an approved Food Handler School.)
SAN DIEGO
5500 Overland Ave #170
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 505-6900
SAN MARCOS
151 Carmel St.
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 471-0730
FOOD SAFETY MANAGER CERTIFICATION (FSM CERT)
In addition to the County's food handler training requirement there is also a state requirement for a certified
food safety manager. State law requires each food facility to have at least one owner/employee that has
passed a state-approved food safety certification exam. Each certification is applicable to only one facility.
These certificates are valid for 5 years and must be renewed. There are four approved exams that meet the
state-required food safety certification requirement: ServSafe, Experior, 360training and National Registry of
Food Safety Professionals. Please contact them directly for course locations and information.
ServSafe
(800) 765-4842
Experior Assessments
(800) 624-2736
www.servsafe.com
www.prometric.com/foodsafety
360training.com, Inc.
(888) 360-8764
National Registry of Food Safety
Professionals
(800) 446-0257
http://www.learn2serve.com
www.nrfsp.com/
DEH:FH-860 (Rev. 10/14)
COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO AUTHORIZED FOOD HANDLER TRAINING SCHOOLS (CLASSROOM)
ALL SCHOOLS OFFER TRAINING IN ENGLISH; AS WELL AS EXTRA LANGUAGES LISTED BELOW
(FSM CERT) = SCHOOL ALSO OFFERS FOOD SAFETY MANAGER CERTIFICATION
(ONLINE) = SCHOOL HAS BEEN APPROVED TO PROVIDE ONLINE TRAINING AND TESTING
A+ FOOD SAFETY TRAINING/DEP
SERVICES (Español) (FSM CERT)
(619) 758-5487 (760) 298-4156
FOOD & BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
(FSM CERT)
(619) 228-2291
MAKING AN IMPRESSION (FSM CERT)
(562) 461-9981
AAA FOOD HANDLER SCHOOL
(FSM CERT)
(619) 433-5138
FOOD SAFETY CONSULTING
(FSM CERT)
(619) 303-8189
NUTRITION DIRECTION
(North County area)
(858) 484-4175
A SCHOOL FOR THE PEOPLE /
LA ESCUELA DE LA GENTE
(Español) (FSM CERT)
(888) 851-3663
FOOD SAFETY ESSENTIALS
(Español) (FSM CERT)
(619) 316-5752
PREMIER FOOD SAFETY (ONLINE)
(Español, 한국어, 普通话, Việt)
(FSM CERT)
(800) 676-3121
www.aplusfoodsafety.com
www.aaafoodhandlerschool.com
www.makingfoodsafe.com
www.foodnbeverage.org
www.foodsafetyconsultingsd.com
www.foodsafetyessentialsus.com
www.safefoodforthemasses.com
www.premierfoodsafety.com
BEST FOODHANDLER SCHOOL
(Español)
(619) 972-3675
FOOTHILLS ADULT EDUCATION
CENTER (FSM CERT)
(619) 588-3500
SAFE AT THE PLATE
(888) 804-7233
CERTIFY ME SAFE
(858) 560-5143
FOUNDATION COMMUNITY SERVICES
(Español) (FSM CERT)
(619) 282-5500
SAN DIEGO HEALTH & NUTRITION
SERVICES (Español) (FSM CERT)
(619) 470-3345
(760) 523-3345
FULL SPECTRUM NUTRITION
SERVICES (FSM CERT)
(858) 550-9086
SAN DIEGO TRAINING INSTITUTE
(760) 917-1943
CHINESE SERVICES CENTER
(Chinese/普通话) (FSM CERT)
(858) 565-8008
ESOTERIC FOODS (FSM CERT)
(North County area)
(858) 774-4514
www.esotericfoods.net
www.fullspectrumnutrition.com
GROSSMONT EDUCATIONAL
SERVICES
(858) 531-5025
ETI FOOD HANDLER TRAINING
SCHOOL (Diagnosed disabilities)
(858) 427-9011
KALUSUGAN COMMUNITY SERVICES
(Tagalog) (FSM CERT)
(619) 477-3392
FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES
(Español/Japanese) (FSM CERT)
(619) 294-2192
MAAC PROJECT/HEADSTART
(760) 471-4210
www.safeattheplate.com
www.sdhnsclasses.com
SAN DIEGO MEDICAL COLLEGE
www.sandiegomedicalschool.com
(619) 942-8274
STATE FOOD SAFETY (ONLINE)
(Español, 한국어, 普通话, Việt, ASL,
Tagalog) (FSM CERT)
(801) 494-1416
www.sandiego.statefoodsafety.com
THAI FOOD HANDLER SCHOOL (Thai)
(760) 703-0026
WESTERN FOOD SAFETY (FSM CERT)
(Español)
(866) 920-6456
www.westernfoodsafety.com
ESCUELAS AUTORIZADAS POR EL CONDADO DE SAN DIEGO PARA LA
ENSEÑANZA DE SEGURIDAD EN EL SERVICIO DE ALIMENTOS.
ESTAS ESCUELAS OFRECEN ENSEÑANZA EN ESPAÑOL.
(FSM CERT) = ESCUELAS QUE TAMBIÉN OFRECEN LA CERTIFICACIÓN PARA GERENTES EN SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA
(ONLINE) = ESCUELAS QUE HAN SIDO APROBADAS PARA OFRECER LA CLASE Y EL EXAMEN POR MEDIO DEL INTERNET
La tarjeta de manejadores de alimentos es válida por 3 años y puede renovarse en la oficina principal del Departamento de Salud
Ambiental: 5500 Overland Ave., #170, San Diego, CA (8:00 AM a 4:00 PM de Lunes a Viernes). Información al : (858) 505-6900.
AVISO: A partir del 1ro de Enero del 2015, las oficinas del Condado dejarán de ofrecer la renovación de tarjetas para
manejadores de alimentos. Los manejadores de alimentos deberán tomar un curso y pasar un examen cada tres años en una
escuela autorizada por el Condado de San Diego para la Enseñanza de Seguridad en el Servicio de Alimentos.
A+ FOOD SAFETY TRAINING/DEP
SERVICES (FSM CERT)
(619) 758-5487 (760) 298-4156
www.aplusfoodsafety.com
A SCHOOL FOR THE PEOPLE /
LA ESCUELA DE LA GENTE
(FSM CERT)
(888) 851-3663
www.safefoodforthemasses.com
BEST FOODHANDLER SCHOOL
(619) 972-3675
FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES
(FSM CERT)
(619) 294-2192
DEH:FH-860 (Rev. 10/14)
FOOD SAFETY ESSENTIALS
(FSM CERT)
(619) 316-5752
www.foodsafetyessentialsus.com
FOUNDATION COMMUNITY
SERVICES (FSM CERT)
(619) 282-5500
FULL SPECTRUM NUTRITION
SERVICES (FSM CERT)
(858) 550-9086
Horario de Clases en Chula Vista
www.fullspectrumnutrition.com
PREMIER FOOD SAFETY (ONLINE)
(FSM CERT)
(800) 676-3121
www.premierfoodsafety.com
SAN DIEGO HEALTH & NUTRITION
SERVICES (FSM CERT)
(619) 470-3345 (760) 523-3345
www.sdhnsclasses.com
SAN DIEGO MEDICAL COLLEGE
www.sandiegomedicalschool.com
(619) 942-8274
Spanish and Turkish
STATE FOOD SAFETY (ONLINE)
(FSM CERT)
(801) 494-1416
www.sandiego.statefoodsafety.com
WESTERN FOOD SAFETY
(FSM CERT)
(866) 920-6456
www.westernfoodsafety.com