Food Manager Certification

  • At least one certified Maryland Food Service Manager must be on-site during all hours of operation at those establishments where food is being prepared or handled. Some counties may require two certified managers.
  • Certification requires the passage of an approved exam such as ServSafe.
  • Certification is usually valid for 3 years (this may vary depending on the county).
  • Some counties require submission of an application and payment of an additional fee for the issuance of a local permit. Please check with your local health authority.