Food Service

Food Safety Classes

Environmental Health has updated daily hours. Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Food Manager Certification

All food service establishments (e.g. restaurants, bars, schools, hospitals, mobile food establishments, and special transitory food units) must have a certified food manager. Temporary food service establishments are exempt from this rule.

To be certified you must pass an ANSI/CFP nationally accredited exam once every 5 years.  To prepare for the exam, most individuals take a class (in person or on-line) or self-study.  Exams are proctored and must be taken either at an approved testing site or are given at the end of a course by an approved instructor.

The following courses are ANSI/CFP Nationally Accredited Exams Used by Course Providers

Michigan State University Extension offers ServSafe® training, which is a national certification program. This class is designed for anyone working in the food service industry, including non-profit organizations.

To register online for a ServSafe course taught by MSU Extension, visit

Contact Us

311 E. Alcott St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

269-373-5200 (HCS main line)


8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
Monday thru Friday



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