Department of Public Health

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

Certified Manager

2023/2024 ServSafe Schedule

All classes and exams will be held at:

Ottawa County Department of Health & Human Services
12185 James Street
Holland, MI 49424
Macatawa Conference Room

Registration can be made by calling (616) 393-5645.

2023/2024 OCDPH ServSafe Class & Exam Schedule

Date Time
Monday, January 15, 2024 ** 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 ** 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

**January 15 and 16 classes must be taken together.

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).

Concession Stand Food Safety Training

Additional Opportunities

Additional food safety training may be available. For more information, please call OCDPH Environmental Health (616) 393-5645 or email