A basic Food Handler Certification course is required for all persons working in Food Service establishments in Frankfort and Franklin County. The health department will require all food service employees to maintain a valid and up to date certification. During routine inspections, follow-up inspections and complaint investigations the Environmentalist shall require proof of certification. The manager should keep copies of staff certifications as well as their own. An official follow-up notification will be issued to the establishment for failure to obtain required training. The establishment will have 30 business days to complete the required training. Failure to do so will result in an Official Notice for a Hearing to the establishment.
**Other Food Handler Trainings that will be acceptable are NRA ServeSafe trainings, other Kentucky county health department food handler courses, as well as others to be reviewed and approved by this office. Those certifications as well as ours shall be up to date, no more than 2 years old.
New establishments will be granted a 60-day window for new staff to be trained. Newly hired employees of existing facilities will be allowed 30 days from date of hire to receive training. Our certification is valid for 2 years.
Our "in-house" Food Handler certification course consists of a 30-minute basic food safety video and multiple-choice test.
Time: Every Wednesdays at 9am (no appointment necessary)
Location: Public Health Center located at 851 East West Connector.
** Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.
Contact JenniferK.Bardroff@ky.gov or 564-7382 with questions or if you need to schedule a class in a language other than English.
Our "online" Food Handler Certification Course consists of a 70-minute audio-visual & interactive internet course. The course is offered in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese and Mandarin. The user can start and stop the course as needed and when reentering is brought back to where they left off. The user must pass a test at the end of course thus allowing them to print their certification card from home. The cost for this is course is $15.00. To proceed and take the "online" course, CLICK HERE.