Oklahoma requires that a food handler and a person in charge, an owner, manager or employee of a food establishment (i.e., restaurants, markets, bakeries, bars, food trucks, commissaries, and food facilities that prepare, handle, or serve non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food) demonstrate knowledge of food safety as outlined in the FDA Food Code by successfully passing an approved food safety training course, and if needed, become a certified food manager, take an accredited ANSI-CFP 8-hour food safety certification course, and pass an examination.
Food Handlers are required to take a short 2 hour training course and pass an exam. To become a Certified Food Manager, taking an approved Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Training Course and passing an exam is necessary. The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). This accredited exam is accepted in all states that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. Local requirements may exceed the state’s minimum requirements.
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Oklahoma Administrative Code - Title 310. Oklahoma Department of Health - Chapter 257. Food Service Establishments - Subchapter 3. Management and Personnel (PDF)
Food Safety Training Required For Managers: Yes
Food Safety Training Required Food Handlers: Yes
Food Manager Certification Exam Required: Yes
Re-Training Frequency: Every 5 years
Re-Certification Exam: Every 5 years
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Protection Division
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Phone: (405) 271-5243,
Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow, Lawton, Edmond, Moore, Midwest City, Enid, Stillwater, Muskogee, Bartlesville, Shawnee, Owasso, Ponca City, Ardmore, Duncan, Yukon, Del City, Bixby, Sapulpa, Altus, Bethany, Sand Springs, Claremore, McAlester, Mustang, El Reno, Jenks, Ada, Chickasha, Durant.
Local Requirements: Tulsa County and Oklahoma City have Food Manager certification requirements. Altus, Lawton, Moore, Norman, Tulsa and other municipalities have Food Handler requirements.
As of November 1, 2007, House Bill 1804 went into effect stating that anyone attending a food handler class or applying for a manager’s certificate from the Tulsa Health Department must sign a statement that they are either (1) a United States citizen, or (2) a qualified alien under the federal Immigration & Nationality Act and are lawfully present in the United States. http://www.tulsa-health.org/food-safety/foodhandler-classes-permits/?lid=2160
James O. Goodwin Health Center
5051 S. 129th E. Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74134
Food Managers: To receive a Manager’s Certification, you must successfully complete a training program. After completing a training program, you must register your manager certificate with the Tulsa Health Department (THD).
Food Handlers: All area food service employees must have an original, valid food handler permit from the THD in their possession while at work. To receive a permit, you must successfully complete a THD Food Handler Class or other approved training. Food Handler Permits are non-transferable. The fee for the permit is $7.00, cash only. Upon passing the test, you will receive a photo-identification Food Handler Permit. Food Handler Permits must be available at all times while the employee is working. The Health Department inspector will not accept a photocopy. Additional duplicate permits are available for a fee of $5.00.
Oklahoma City County:
Food Service Operator Certification is required in the municipalities of Oklahoma City, Edmond, Midwest City, Warr Acres, Spencer, The Village, Nichols Hills, Harrah and Del City. This Certification is a manager’s level certification. Each food service establishment is required to have at least one certified Food Service Operator. This certification involves 14 hours of class work and successfully passing an examination. The person obtaining this certification must be employed at the establishment and be in a position to supervise and train employees.
Food Handler Training of all employees is not required in Oklahoma County or the municipalities contained within Oklahoma County. Currently only Food Manager Training is required. If a facility or organization is interested in basic ANSI Certified Food Handler, the Oklahoma City – County Health Department can conduct a basic training for a group. They do not issue food handler cards, but can issue a certificate of attendance if it is needed to document training for the organization.
Upon approval of the application of the health authority, a food handler’s permit shall be issued by the City Clerk/Treasurer at a fee of:
City of Lawton Food Handler Classes – call for information: (580) 581-3365
The cities of Norman and Moore require food handler cards for anyone handling food:
SECTION 8-604 FOOD HANDLER’S PERMITS
A. It is unlawful for any person who operates a food service establishment or any place selling open and prepared foods in the city to hire, or permit to be hired, or permit to work gratis, any person who does not possess a current and unrevoked permit approved by the health officer.
B. It is unlawful for any person to work in any food service establishment or any place selling open and prepared foods in the city who does not have in his or her possession a current and unrevoked permit approved by the county.
Moore Health Department
424 S Eastern (northeast corner of 4th & Eastern)
Moore, OK 73160
A food handler’s permit is required and is valid for two years. A permit is required of anyone working in a commercial food establishment. For more information, call 405-292-9770.
Sec.13-807. Food handling: Work permits required
No person shall work, or permit any other person to work in a bakery, cafe, meat market, restaurant, or other place where food is handled or served, whether for compensation or not, unless that person possesses a current and unrevoked permit from the health officer.
(Ord. No 0-7475-8)
Cleveland County Health Department
250 12th AVE NE
Norman, OK 73017
Oklahoma Food Safety Additional Information
Oklahoma Food protection training consists of two levels:
Level One Training
The new level of training, Level One Certification in Food Protection, is a mandated training for the person in charge per shift of a risk level I, II, III, and IV food service operation or retail food establishment in the following instances:
When a new food service operation or a new retail food establishment is licensed after March 1, 2010 unless the individual has successfully completed an equivalent or more comprehensive certification in food protection course.
When a food service operation or retail food establishment has been implicated in a foodborne disease outbreak.
When the licensor has documented a failure to maintain sanitary conditions as per section 3717.29 of the Revised Code for a retail food establishment or section 3717.49 of the Revised Code for a food service operation.
Level Two Training
The level two certification in food protection, which has been the certification program since 1973, is a more extensive training for the food manager and meets the requirement for demonstration of knowledge in rule 3717-1-02.4 (B) of the Administrative Code.
Most people working in restaurants, on a mobile food truck, caterers, and non-restaurant facilities need food safety training or a food handlers card. To get that card, food handling and serving personnel should complete food handling training. After completing the course, they have to present the food handlers certificate to their local authority and pay the required registration fees.
Food Handler Training is often intended for entry-level professionals in the food service industry, such as servers, chefs, cooks, cashiers, food truck workers, mobile food vendors, caterers, and even convenient store (c-store) clerks. The Food Handler Certificate will require the learner to complete a brief 2-hour training course covering basic food safety principles. At the conclusion of the course, the learner will be tested on their knowledge of the content and learning outcomes. Upon successfully passing the exam, the learner will be issued a Food Handler’s Certificate document (or card).
The Learn2Serve.com ANSI Certified Food Handler course will discuss various food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment. It will help you to better understand how handling food correctly is not only the law, but it improves safety and reduces risks.
Credit Hours: 2 hrs
At the conclusion of the ANSI Certified Food Handler Certificate program, you should be able to:
Upon successful completion of the course and the exam, you will earn your food handler certificate of completion from your training page.
Food Manager Training Course
The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides a foundational knowledge of the FDA Food Code and covers foodborne hazards and pathogens, cross contamination, proper preparation and temperature controls, proper hygiene, proper cleaning and sanitation methods, regulations, and the proper techniques to maintain a food-safe environment.
Audience: Experienced professionals in the food service industry, such as owner, manager, person-in-charge (PIC), chef, cook, or any employee.
ANSI Certification Exam
To be certified as a food manager, the individual must pass an accredited food safety examination - administered by a certification provider.
The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). With the exception of Connecticut, this accredited exam is accepted in all states/jurisdictions that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals.
Reference: ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
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Your employer might ask you to take a ServSafe course to be food safety training qualified. This is simply a food safety training course brand name.
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