The Manager Certification in Food Protection program is a more extensive training that provides food service managers with in-depth knowledge of proper food safety practices for use in their facilities. Since Mar. 1, 2017, each risk level III and risk level IV food service operation and retail food establishment licensed in Ohio is required to have at least one employee obtain the Ohio Manager Certification in food protection. The chosen employee must have supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service.

The Union County Health Department is happy to provide the Manager Certification in Food Protection course to assist our food service operations in meeting the Ohio Department of Health requirement.

NEXT COURSE: Feb. 13 & 16, 2023 – ServeSafe Manager Certification 

This is a two-day course from 8am-5pm each day held at the Union County Health Department, 940 London Ave, Ste 1100, Marysville. An exam is proctored on the second day. Registrants must attend both days and pass the exam to be certified.  Cost of the course is $150 and includes book and exam. Check can be made out to the Union County Health Department. Credit card payment accepted in our office Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.  For questions, call 937-642-2053 or email

Registration form and payment of fee must be received by Feb. 3, 2023. 

Download the registration form:  2023 Food Manager’s Course