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Food Managers Certification 

Board of Health regulations require that all Northern Kentucky restaurants have a certified food manager on duty at all time.

Classes and Fees

Type   Fee
New certification    
 Second Monday of each month 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  $75
 Second Thursday of each month 3:15  – 9:15 p.m $75
Recertification   $60
Second Monday of each month 3  – 6 p.m.  
Substituted certification    $30
No class attendance required    

Food managers classNo lunch hour will be provided.  Breaks will be permitted and vending machines are available.

Note: If you are more than 30 minutes late for a class, you will not be able to attend and you'll need to reschedule and repay the fee.

For recertifications, only those whose certifications have not yet expired or have expired within the last 6 months are able to re-certify. If expiration is beyond that date the applicant must take the initial certification class.

For substitute certification, class attendance not required. Approved training received within three years of application will be accepted. A copy of the substitute training certificate must accompany the application and fee. Note: Most online courses for food manager's certification are NOT accepted by the Health Department. If you have questions about a specific class, please call 859.341.4151 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Study guide

Holiday Inn
7905 Freedom Way
Florence, KY 41042

Map of 7905 Freedom Way, Florence, KY

If you are forced to cancel, you must notify the Health Department 24 hours prior to the class in order to re-schedule or send a substitute. If the Health Department isn't notified, you will have to re-register and re-pay the fee. Please don't send a substitute unless you have called us with his/her information and who he/she is replacing.
Please don't attend a class unless you have received a confirmation and study guide from the Health Department regarding date and class you are to attend.

Please fill out application completely.  Registration forms and fees must be mailed to:

                       Northern Kentucky Health Department
                       Environmental Health and Safety
                       610 Medical Village Drive
                       Edgewood, KY  41017

More information
For questions, please contact Sheila Edwards at 859.341.4151, Ext. 2245 or