The Snohomish Health District offers manager training to ensure that our community stays healthy by keeping all food establishments up to date with the ever-changing food environment and sanitation regulations.
State food regulations require that at least one designated person in charge (PIC), a manager, supervisor, or shift leader, be present during all hours of operation for food establishments. The PIC must be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the food code and safety principles.
We offer a state-approved Manager Certification class. This certification meets the PIC demonstration of knowledge requirement. A manager recertification class is also offered. Our classes help ensure compliance with food safety critical items and best practices.
Topics covered include:
- When to exclude sick food workers
- Proper cooking, hot-holding, cold-holding, and cooling of potentially hazardous foods
- Preventing cross-contamination
- Personal hygiene and equipment sanitation practices
Successful completion of the intensive manager certification course qualifies you for a 5-year food worker card. Classes are scheduled twice a year, typically in March and October. You must be able to attend both days in the series.
Food Manager Certification Schedule
The series of manager certification classes are held on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m on the following dates:
- March 6 and 13, 2019*
- October 2 and 9, 2019*
*Completion of the series includes a 2-hour test scheduled the following week, by the instructor.
To apply, complete the Manager Certification Course Application (PDF).
The class fee of $200 includes all materials. Class fees are refunded less a $22 processing fee up to a week before the class. Another person may be substituted for the original registrant at no cost.
Manager certification expires after a 5 year period. At that time you are eligible to take the manager recertification class. This class will extend your certification for an additional 5 years and qualifies you for a 5-year food worker card. Classes are scheduled twice a year, typically in March and October.
Food Manager Recertification Schedule
The manager recertification class is held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates:
- March 27, 2019
- October 23, 2019
The registration deadline is the Monday prior to the class. To apply, complete and return the Manager Certification Class Application (PDF)
The class fee of $150 includes a textbook, or $90 without a textbook. Class fees are refunded less a $22 processing fee up to a week before the class. Another person may be substituted for the original registrant at no cost.