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Food Safety Certification

There are two types of Food Safety Certificates required/available in California:

  1. Food Safety Manager
  2. Food Handler Card 

Food Safety Manager Certification

All Food Facilities (except Temporary Event Vendors) doing any preparation of potentially hazardous foods are required to have, at minimum, one Certified Food Safety Manager on staff. We offer a one day class through National Registry of Food Safety Professionals as a service to Placer County residents, although the Certification may be received through any accredited agency.

The class is offered in Auburn four times a year, or Tahoe twice a year (please see applications below for dates). Both classes are filled on a "first come, first served" basis. Once the application and fee are received you will be sent a food class registration letter. PLEASE call the Environmental Health Office to verify that your application has been received, and you have been placed in the class.

Books and exams are also available in Spanish.

Auburn 2014 Class (.pdf 121 KB)

Tahoe 2014 Class (.pdf 130 KB)

Truckee Food Class - Please contact Nevada County Environmental Health at (530) 265-7057
Location: Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Ave. Truckee CA 96161

Class Locations and Maps

Auburn Class - Community Development Resource Center: Cypress Room Map

Tahoe Class - Tahoe Administration Center Conference Room Map

Food Handler Cards

Any employee that handles food or utensils in any facility that prepares potentially hazardous foods, and does not have a Food Safety Managers Certificate, is required to possess a valid Food Handlers Card as part of their employment.

The Food Handler card also meets the Cottage Food Training Requirement.

Food Handler Card Guidelines - This link provides information on California Food Handler Card Law Guidelines and Frequently asked Questions.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Food Handler Programs - A list of Accredited Food Handler Programs

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