About Food Safety Certification:
The Idaho State food safety course covers basic microbiology, food borne illnesses and the general requirements for food handlers in the Idaho Food Code. The course includes information on safety and maintenance and operation of most common food service equipment.
At the end of the class, participants may take PHD’s exam to obtain a food safety certification card, which is valid only in Idaho. You may also obtain an Idaho State Food Safety and Sanitation Certificate online through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Please bring a valid, state issued ID for the exam.
Location: For large groups we may be able to come to you.
For more information call 208) 415-5220
Per recent updates to Idaho Food Code, as of July 1, 2018, at least one supervisory employee must show proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited food safety program. Each food establishment shall have at least one available supervisor trained in food safety and sanitation and shall have employed food workers who are trained in food safety and sanitation, which is commensurate to each food worker’s responsibilities.
The directory below includes links to currently accredited food safety certification programs. Panhandle Health District does not endorse any one particular course.
ServSafe® is an 8-hour food safety course sanctioned by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and designed to provide food service managers with the knowledge necessary to meet state and national standards. The certification is valid for five years and can be used anywhere in the United States. The course is intended for food service managers but is open to all food service employees.
Panhandle Health District offers in-person ServSafe® classes monthly in Hayden. We can accommodate up to 35 attendees per class. Attendees must bring a valid, state issued ID to the course.
Location: 8500 N. Atlas Rd. Hayden, ID 83835
2020 Dates: Third Friday of the month
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Cost: $125.00; lunch and materials provided.
Register: (208) 415-5220
Attendees must call to sign-up for the class at least one week prior to the class date. Once registered, students can pick up their course materials, informational/welcome letter, and a diagnostic exam. We recommend that all students review materials prior to the class, if possible.