Food Safety Certification Training and Examination
Sponsored by Alameda County Environmental Health, 1131 Harbor Bay Pkwy, Alameda, CA 94502
California law requires that at least one person responsible for
food safety at each food facility be food safety certified by
passing an approved examination.
**Re-Certification is required every five years
Who should be certified?
The certified employees can be the owner, manager, or an
employee responsible for safe food handling. The certified
person is responsible by law for teaching other employees to use
proper food handling techniques.
Topics covered in the training:
The intensive 8 hour training covers these topics:
-Causes of foodborne illness and ways to prevent it
-Time and temperature controls
-Cleaning and sanitizing
-Rodent and insect control
Participation in the training does not guarantee passing the
examination. Participants are encouraged to review study
materials prior to attending the class.
Classes begin at 8:30 AM and last eight hours. The examination
will be given during the last two hours of the course. The cost is
listed below. A booklet will be sent to the mailing address on the
Call (510) 567–6718 if you have any questions
FULL DAY TRAINING
8:30 am – 3:30 pm Class
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Exam
2012 CLASSES IN ENGLISH
February 7, April 10, June 14
August 23, October 25
Classes may be cancelled or rescheduled
based on enrollment. No cancellations
within 5 days of scheduled class date. No
Re-tests are available only for class
participants who have failed our exam.
The cost is $35.00 and you must be pre-
registered. (you may sit in on the class
again at no extra charge if you notify us
Recertification is only available for
people who have obtained their original
certificate from ACEH. The cost is:
$95 for class and exam or
$35 for exam only.
All classes are in English.
Tests are available in English,
Chinese, and Spanish.
2012 Registration Form
Facility Name: ____________________________ Phone: _______________________
Facility Address: __________________________________________________________
Home Address: ___________________________________________________________
Make checks payable to Alameda County Environmental Health.
Send payment with this form to: 1131 Harbor Bay Pkwy, Alameda, CA 94502 Attn: Safe Food Program
Forms should be received at least 30 days before class date.
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Select the class that you wish to attend:
February 7 April 10 June 14 August 23 October 25
Select one - $131.00 First time (class and exam)
$95.00 Recertification (class and exam) Date of original class ________
$35.00 Retest (class and exam) $35.00 Retest or Recertification (exam only)
Select exam language- English English/Spanish