Warren County Combined Health District, Lebanon Ohio

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Food Safety Training Course

The Warren County Combined Health District has identified that there is confusion on the requirements for the Level 2 Food Safety Training.   All Risk Level 3 and 4 facilities are required to have one person on staff who has the Ohio Level 2 Food Safety Certificate by March 1, 2017.  That person must have some type of supervisory position within the facility.  The person with the Ohio Level 2 Food Safety certificate does not need to be on site at all times, but should be able to provide basic food safety training to other staff members.   Level 2 Food Safety Training must be conducted by an Ohio Department of Health approved provider.  The complete list of approved providers is available on the Ohio Department of Health's website. There are two ways that the Level 2 Food Safety Training can be completed: An in-person class with an approved provider (usually 16 hour class) with a test at the end of the course OR an on-line class with a test taken with an Ohio Department of Health approved proctor (Certificate showing completion of the on-line course is required before being permitted to take the test). Passing test scores will be sent to the Ohio Department of Health. The Ohio Department of Health then issues the Ohio Level 2 Food Safety Certificate.

There are two local options to take the Level 2 Food Safety training:

Schedule and Registration forms for the in-person classes through the Warren County Combined Heath District can be found in the Food Safety Program section of our website.

Ohio State University Extension – Warren County can enroll you into the Food Safety Manager Certification (Food Safety Level Two) TAP Series online training then monitor the required proctored exam.  The student must complete all 15 lessons on-line THEN go to the proctored exam, so don’t delay if this is the route you choose.  Each lesson takes 30 – 45 minutes to complete, so that’s about 11 hours total. If you wish to take the TAP series on-line class through the Warren County OSU extension office please see the Level 2 Food Safety Training flyer for more info.

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