Professional Licensure

ServSafe Food Protection Manager

Students are encouraged to reach out to their respective department regarding their enrollment in the program and to explore various professional licensing opportunities.

LaShawndra White
Director of Community Programs & Cleveland Campus

Randall Antonow
PT Culinary Arts Instructor

Mailing Address: PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577

The provided table helps in determining if this program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure in the specific states, provinces, or territories listed. In the "Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements?" column, each state's status is indicated as either “Meets State Educational Requirements,” “Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements,” or "Does Not License.” Each entry in the table is tailored to the particular state corresponding to that row.

It is essential to understand that meeting the program's educational criteria might not be the sole requirement for licensure. Additional prerequisites might include being listed on a registry, passing background checks, or satisfying certain physical standards. Therefore, students should consult the relevant agency to ascertain the full spectrum of requirements beyond educational accomplishments.

Students will receive the ServSafe certification, a nationally recognized certification in food handling, upon completion. The ServSafe certification is recognized in most jurisdictions where a Food Protection Manager Certification is required.  However, some states have additional requirements. Check regulatory requirements or contact the local health department to get clarification.

State, Province, or Territory Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements? Agency Contact Information Phone Number
Alabama Meets State Educational Alabama Department of Public Health P.O. Box 303017
Montgomery, AL 36130-0317
State Requirements – Certification
Alaska Meets State Educational Alaska Division of Environmental Health - Food Safety and Sanitation Program 4500 Boniface Parkway
Anchorage, AK 99507-2107
State Requirements – Certification
American Samoa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Government Department of Health 1 Fagaalu Road
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Arizona Meets State Educational Arizona Department of Health Services 150 North 18th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007
County Requirements
Arkansas Meets State Educational Arkansas Dept. of Health 4815 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
State Requirements – Certification
California Meets State Educational California Department of Public Health P.O. Box 997377
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
State Requirements – Certification
Colorado Meets State Educational Colorado Department of Public Health Environment 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
State Requirements – Certification
Meets State Educational Connecticut State Department of Health 410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 6134
State Requirements – Certification
Delaware Meets State Educational Delaware Health and Social Services 1901 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
State Requirements – Certification
Florida Meets State Educational Florida Health Department 4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
State Requirements – Certification
Georgia Meets State Educational Georgia Department of Public Health 2 Peachtree Street
NW 15th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
State Requirements – Certification
Guam Meets State Educational Requirements Guam Division of Environmental Health (DEH) 155 Hessler Place
Hatagtna, GU 96910
State Requirements – Certification
Hawaii Meets State Educational Requirements Hawaii Department of Health 1250 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
State Requirements – Demonstration of Knowledge
Idaho Meets State Educational Requirements Idaho Department of Health and Welfare 707 N. Armstrong Pl.
Boise, ID 83704
State Requirements – Certification
Illinois Meets State Educational Requirements Illinois Department of Public Health 525-535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761
State Requirements – Certification
Indiana Meets State Educational Requirements Indiana Department of Health 2 N Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
State Requirements – Certification
Iowa Meets State Educational Requirements Iowa Department of Public Health Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
State Requirements – Certification
Kansas Meets State Educational Requirements Kansas Department of Health and Environment 1000 SW Jackson Street
Topeka, KS 66612
State Requirements – Demonstration of Knowledge
Kentucky Meets State Educational Requirements Kentucky Department for Public Health 275 E. Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
State Requirements – Certification
Louisiana Meets State Educational Requirements Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners 630 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
State Requirements – Certification
Maine Meets State Educational Requirements State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services 109 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME 4333
State Requirements – Certification
Maryland Meets State Educational Requirements Maryland Department of Health Herbert R. O Conor State Office Building
201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
County Requirements
Massachusetts Meets State Educational Requirements Massachusetts Department of Public Health 250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 2108
State Requirements – Certification
Michigan Meets State Educational Requirements Michigan Department of Health Human Services P.O. Box 90195
Lansing, MI 48909
State Requirements – Certification
Minnesota Meets State Educational Requirements Minnesota Department of Health P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
State Requirements – Certification
Mississippi Meets State Educational Requirements Mississippi State Department of Health P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
State Requirements – Certification
Missouri Meets State Educational Requirements Missouri Department of Health Senior Services P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
County Requirements
Montana Meets State Educational Requirements Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604
State Requirements – Certification
Nebraska Meets State Educational Requirements Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services 310 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
County Requirements
Nevada Meets State Educational Requirements Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Medical Laboratory Services
727 Fairview Drive, Suite E
Carson City, NV 89701
County Requirements
New Hampshire Meets State Educational Requirements New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services 29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 3301
State Requirements – Certification
New Jersey Meets State Educational Requirements New Jersey Department of Health P.O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
State Requirements – Certification
New Mexico Meets State Educational Requirements New Mexico Department of Health Harold Runnels Building
1190 S. St Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
State Requirements – Certification
New York Meets State Educational Requirements New York Department of Health Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
State Requirements – Certification
North Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services 2001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2000
State Requirements – Certification
North Dakota Meets State Educational Requirements North Dakota Department of Health 600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
State Requirements – Demonstration of Knowledge
Northern Mariana Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Division of Public Health Services NASBA Licensing Services
P.O. Box 198589
Nashville, MP 37219
Ohio Meets State Educational Requirements Ohio Department of Health 246 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
State Requirements – Certification
Oklahoma Meets State Educational Requirements Oklahoma State Department of Health 123 Robert S. Kerr Avenue
Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406
County Requirements
Oregon Meets State Educational Requirements Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division
800 NE Oregon Street
Portland, OR 97232
State Requirements – Demonstration of Knowledge
Pennsylvania Meets State Educational Requirements Pennsylvania Department of Health 625 Forster Street
Fl 8
Harrisburg, PA 17120
State Requirements – Certification
Puerto Rico Meets State Educational Requirements USDA-Food and Nutrition Service - Puerto Rico P.O. Box 25200
San Juan, PR 00928-5220
State Requirements – Certification
Rhode Island Meets State Educational Requirements State of Rhode Island Department of Health 3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 2908
State Requirements – Certification
South Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services P.O. Box 8206
Columbia, SC 29202-8206
State Requirements – Certification
South Dakota Meets State Educational Requirements South Dakota Department of Health 600 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
State Requirements – Certification
Tennessee Meets State Educational Requirements Tennessee Department of Health 710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
State Requirements – Demonstration of Knowledge
Texas Meets State Educational Requirements Texas Health and Human Services P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
State Requirements – Certification
Utah Meets State Educational Requirements Utah Department of Health Cannon Health Building
288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
State Requirements – Certification
Vermont Meets State Educational Requirements Vermont Department of Health 108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 5402
State Requirements – Demonstration of Knowledge
Virgin Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Department of Health Charles Harwood Complex
3500 Est. Richmond
Christiansted, VI 820
Virginia Meets State Educational Requirements Virginia Department of Health P.O. Box 2448
Richmond, VA 32318-2448
State Requirements – Certification
Washington Meets State Educational Requirements Washington State Dept. of Health 111 Israel Rd. S.E.
Tumwater, WA 98501
State Requirements – Demonstration of Knowledge
Washington, DC Meets State Educational Requirements DC Health 899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
State Requirements – Certification
West Virginia Meets State Educational Requirements West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources 1 Davis Square
Suite 100
Charleston, WV 25301
State Requirements – Certification
Wisconsin Meets State Educational Requirements Wisconsin Department of Health Services 1 W. Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53703
State Requirements – Certification
Wyoming Meets State Educational Requirements Wyoming Department of Health 2300 Capitol Avenue
Suite 401
Cheyenne, WY 82001
County Requirements