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Basic Food Safety Video

Go to the Basic Food Safety Video page. The Basic Food Safety video is a six-part video covering the basics of food safety. The video is designed for entry-level food service employees, but the information is useful for review of key topics as well as home kitchens. The Basic Food Safety video does not offer certification. Cost: FREE!

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Idaho Food Safety & Sanitation Certification

Completing this four-hour course provides an Idaho certification in food safety under the state's Food Protection Program. The certification is good for five years. For more information and to register call 327-7499. Cost: $38

ServSafe® Manager Certification

ServSafe® is an 8-hour food safety course sanctioned by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and designed to provide food service managers with the knowledge necessary to meet state and national standards. The certification is valid for five years and can be used anywhere in the United States. The course is intended for food service managers, but is open to all food service employees. The registration fee covers all classroom materials and lunch. For more information and to register call 327-7499. Cost: $120

On-Site Training

Any food establishment in Ada, Boise, Elmore or Valley counties can request that a CDHD Public Health Educator present one of the classroom courses at their place of business. We require a minimum of 10 students for an on-site training. Call 208-327-7499 for more information.

Additional Resources

Idaho Online Food Safety Exam


Food Safety Training Contacts
Scott Paradis
Public Health Specialist
Cell: 208-871-2103
Email Scott

Tammie McCarter
Sr. Public Health Specialist
Cell 208-995-4418
Email Tammie

Upcoming Class Dates

For full class descriptions, please see information in left hand column.

  • Click here to download the 2015 Food Safety Training Flyer
Idaho Food Safety & Sanitation Certification

Class time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Wed., Feb. 18, 2015
  • Thurs., March 19, 2015
  • Thurs., April 16, 2015
  • Wed., May 20, 2015
  • Thurs., June 25, 2015
ServSafeŽ Manager Certification

Class time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Thurs., Feb., 26, 2015
  • Wed., March 18, 2015
  • Thurs., April 23, 2015
  • Thurs., May 21, 2015
  • Wed., June 24, 2015
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