Food Safety Training Courses

Level 1 Certification in Food Protection

As of March 1, 2010 OAC 3701-21-25 (I) requires that all new food service operations have at least one person per shift that is Level 1 certified or higher. The following courses have been approved by the Ohio Department of Health for Level 1 Certification in Food Protection:

Food Safety Basics

Join us for an informative and exciting presentation on food safety.


Summit County Public Health - Building A Auditorium
1867 West Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44313
(behind Acme Fresh Market)

When (sign-in begins 30 minutes before scheduled start time):

  • Monday, February 11, 2019     9:30am - Noon
  • Monday, April 29, 2019     1:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Monday, August 5, 2019     9:30am - Noon
  • Monday, December 9, 2019     1:00pm - 3:30pm


Food Safety Basics - Chinese

Monday, June 3, 2019     9:00am - Noon

Food Safety Basics - Nepali

Monday, September 9, 2019     9:00am - Noon


Additional providers of Level 1 Certification include:


Level 2 Certification in Food Protection

Effective March 1, 2017, at least *one* employee per risk level III or IV facility with supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service shall obtain the *level two certification* (at least 15 verified contact hours) in food protection according to rule 3701-21-25 of the Administrative Code. *A certificate must be obtained from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Level two certification and a copy of the ODH certificate shall be maintained on site at the facility and readily available to the inspector during routine inspection.*

Providers of Level 2 Certification include:

Find Certified Training Providers

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