Food Protection Online Course

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 there be at least one supervisor certified in food protection on site any time a food service establishment and non-retail food processing establishment is operating. Completion of this course and passing of the final exam satisfies that requirement.

To receive a certification, you must first complete the free Online Food Protection Course, The online course is offered in English, Spanish and Chinese. The course is self-paced and consists of 15 lessons. You must complete each lesson and pass a quiz before moving on to the next lesson. The study guide and exam are offered in English and 36 other languages.

Final Exams

The online course is free, but you must pay $24.60 (including fees) to take the final exam to receive your certification.

You will be prompted to schedule an exam appointment once you successfully complete the course. You must pay with a credit card.

You must take the final exam in person at:

NYC Health Academy
Riverside Health Center
160 West 100th Street, Third Floor, Manhattan

Additional Resources

To prepare for the course, read: