October 12, 2016 - 9:28am -- shaw.524@osu.edu


The Ohio Department of Health is now requiring all food service facilities licensed at a ‘Risk Level 3 or 4’ to have at least one staff person who has completed an ODH approved Level 2 Food Safety training. This requirement is to be met by March 2017.

Washington County now has a couple of options available to assist food service facilities to meet this obligation:

ServSafe® In-Class Manager Training

ServSafe® Manager Training has become the industry standard in food-safety training and is accepted in almost all U.S. jurisdictions that require employee certification. Manager Training meets ODH Level 2 Training Requirements. The Manager Training program provides food service managers, operators, and owners with accurate, up-to-date information on all aspects of handling food, from receiving and storing to preparing and serving. Upon successful completion of the course and exam, participants receive a Certificate of Completion from ServSafe® and an Ohio Food Protection Card from ODH. Several three-day, in person classes have been scheduled for 2017. See the registration brochure for dates. The class fee is $140 per person.

TAP Online Manager Training

Training Achievement Program Series is an online food safety curriculum that meets all ODH Level 2 Training Requirements. Participants receive a Certificate of Completion from TAP and an Ohio Food Protection Card from ODH. You can complete the online course at your own speed and at a time that works for you. Once training is completed, you will take a proctored certification exam. Enrollment fee is $150 per person and covers online training and ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certification exam. See the registration brochure for the 2017 TAP exam dates and times.

Amanda Bohlen, Educator, is the exam Proctor / Certified Instructor with ODH and ServSafe® for these classes/exams. You can reach Amanda at OSU Extension in Washington County at 740-376-7431. The office is located at 202 Davis Avenue, Marietta, OH.

Newly Added!!

Due to demand, we have added an August class - August 9, 10, & 11 at 8:30am-3:00pm

Click here for registration brochure.