What we do:
In June 2004, the Monroe County Department of Public Health expanded the mandated training requirements for Food Service workers within permitted facilities. We now require two levels of trained workers: Level-1 Food Handler in Charge and Level-2 Food Worker.
The type of training that is required for each facility is based on the risk assigned to the permitted establishment (High, Medium, or Low). Risk classification is located on the permit under the permit number. All new Food service operations must immediately meet the new mandated requirements. All existing operations must comply with new requirements by December 31, 2005 (for High Risk Facilities), or by May 31, 2008 (for Medium and Low Risk Facilities).
Please download the Guide to Food Worker Training Requirements for information on training requirements and compliance dates to meet the new standards.
Both classes are given over a two-day period.
Level-1 consists of 10 hours of total instruction (two 5-hour sessions). At the end of day two the certified manager exam is given, with up to two hours allowed.
Level-2 consists of 6 hours of total instruction (two 3-hour sessions), with the exam time included at the end of day two.
Level-1 is $140. Level-2 is $105. Both costs are per person.
Level-1 certificates are issued by The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals and have a five-year expiration date. Level-2 certificates of completions are issued by the Monroe County Department of Public Health and have a three-year expiration date. Recertification is available for the Level-2 class.
Call 585 753-5869.
The L-2 worker is notified approximately three months prior to expiration of their (three year) certificate. A re-certification class is offered that is approximately two hours in length. Course content includes new or updated information, a review of previous information from the original course and a testing component. Upon successful completion of the test, the certified food worker is reissued another certificate with a three year expiration date. The cost of re-certification is currently $50.
Reciprocity for Level-2 comparable training courses provided by trainers other than the Monroe County Department of Public Health may be granted if found acceptable by review. Training must have been within the past three years, have had a course length of at least six hours, have a proctored testing component, and a certificate issued. If the criteria are met, the food worker is added to the Monroe County Registry and a Monroe County Food Worker Certificate will be issued. The certificate will be valid for 3 years from the completion of the accepted training course. The cost of reciprocity for a Level 2 certification is $25.
Reciprocity for Level 1 on-line nationally recognized certification may be granted following the successful completion of an approved on-line training program and passing a Level 1 exam proctored by the Monroe County Department of Public Health. The cost of reciprocity for a Level 1 certification is $25. The cost of the proctored exam is $30.
Official Site of Monroe County, New York. Copyright © 2013 Monroe County. All Rights Reserved.
Comments or suggestions? Please e-mail the MonroeCounty.gov webmaster.