The Food Protection Course for Mobile Vendors trains individuals in food protection practices to ensure the safety of the food served in New York City’s mobile food carts and trucks. The NYC Health code requires that all applicants for a Mobile Food Vendor license be certified in food protection. Completion of this course and passing of the final exam satisfies that requirement.
Frequency and Duration: This is an eight-hour course conducted over two days, four hours each day. Two classes are held most weeks, one on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and another on Thursdays and Fridays.
Participants who complete the course and are successful at the final examination are issued their licenses.
How to Register:
Registration for this course must be done in person at the Citywide Licensing Center. American Express, Master Card and Discover credit cards, Master Card debit cards, certified checks and money orders are accepted for payment*. Cash is not accepted.
The Citywide Licensing Center
New York, NY 10004
Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location of Class:
New York City Health Academy Annex
Central Harlem Health Center, Basement Auditorium
2238 Fifth Avenue (between 136th and 137th Streets)
New York, NY 10035
More information on obtaining a Mobile Food License.
*The City of New York is committed to providing multiple convenient payment methods to its customers. MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit and debit cards may be used to make payments on this site. However, due to Visa operating rules, we do not accept Visa credit or debit cards.