Education & Training Opportunities
Below are food safety education opportunities offered through Ottawa County. For more information or to sign up
for a course, please call OCDPH Environmental Health (616) 393-5645 or email email@example.com.
Certified Manager | Food Safety 101 | Concession Stand Food Safety Training | Additional Opportunities
The 2023 ServSafe schedule is now available.
Classes will be held at the DHS building in Holland.2023 OCDPH ServSafe Class and Exam Schedule
Many food establishments are required to employ a food safety manager who is currently certified under a program accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For a complete listing of all programs that meet this standard, along with links to more information on their exams, please click here.
Ottawa County offers the ServSafe: Food Protection Manager Certification class and exam. Successful completion of this course meets the Michigan Food Law requirement for a certified manager (MFL289.2129). Fees: ServSafe class, book, and test - $150.00. Rescheduling fee - $45.00.
Food Safety 101
Classes postponed until further notice
This is a FREE 3-hour training program for anyone interested in food safety. Participants will learn about the five major risk factors for foodborne illness and practical ways to keep food safe in any kitchen. Classes are taught by current inspectors, and are fun and interactive! This is an excellent training opportunity for new employees, and it’s also useful for anyone working in a restaurant. This course does not fulfill the Certified Manager requirement outlined in the Michigan Food Law.
All Food Safety 101 classes are located at the Ottawa County Department of Public Health Holland office (unless otherwise noted), 12251 James St, Holland, MI 49424 (Building C, Main Conference Room).