The Food Protection Course trains individuals in food protection practices to ensure the safety of the food served in New York City’s food establishments. The NYC Health code requires that supervisors of food service establishments and non-retail food service establishments be certified in food protection. Completion of this course and passing of the final exam satisfies that requirement.
You can take the Online Food Protection Course for Free
The online course is offered in English, Spanish, and Chinese. It is designed for individuals with busy schedules who can study at their own convenience. This is a self-paced course.
The course is also available in a classroom setting.
Cost: There is no cost to take the course.
The cost to take the final exam and receive your certificate is $24.00 plus a $0.60 convenience fee for a total of $24.60.
Duration: The course is divided into fifteen lessons, each of which takes about an hour to complete. A short quiz is at the end of each lesson. The quiz for each lesson must be successfully completed before the next lesson is accessible. Participants who complete this course and are successful at the final examination are issued certificates.
You will be prompted to pay for and schedule an appointment to take the exam once you successfully complete all 15 lessons of the course. Payment must be made with a Credit card.
You can study for this course by accessing the Food Protection Course Training Manual (PDF)
Other languages: [En Español] [中文] [정의] [বাংলা]
Final exams are held at:
NYC Health Academy
East Harlem Multi-Service Center, Second Floor
413 East 120 Street (between First and Pleasant Avenues)
New York, NY 10035
Food Protection Course OnlineFrequently Asked Questions about the Online Food Protection Course (PDF)