If you’ve lost or damaged your Food Protection Certificate, you may get a replacement if you’ve taken the Food Protection Course and passed the final exam within the last 10 years. If you took the class more than 10 years ago you must retake the course and pass the final exam.
To replace your certificate, you must go to the NYC Health Academy in person on Wednesday or Thursday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
The Health Academy is located at:
East Harlem Multi-Service Center, 2nd floor
413 East 120th Street (between First and Pleasant Avenues)
New York, NY 10035
When paying at the Health Academy, you must do so by certified check or money order.
You can save time by going online to schedule an appointment and pay the fee to replace your certificate. When paying online, you may use American Express, Discover, Visa or Master Card, or electronic check if you have both your account number and bank routing number.
Schedule an appointment to replace your food protection certificate