Summer Schedule for Food Safety Certification Courses
Certification Required for Workers Preparing Foods
PITTSBURGH - The Allegheny County Health Department today
announced its summer schedule of food protection
certification courses for food industry workers.
The two-day course will be offered July 19 and 26 at
Linton Middle School in Penn Hills; July 30 and August 6
at the Monroeville Holiday Inn; and September 6 and 13 at
the Pitcairn Monroeville Sportsmen's Club in North
The course teaches the importance of food safety along
with techniques designed to prevent food contamination
and outbreaks of food poisoning. The Health
Department requires facilities that prepare foods to have
at least one certified worker on site during operating
The fee is $60 for anyone who lives in Allegheny County
or works in a food facility in the County and $75 for
others. A three-year certification is awarded to
those who complete the course and pass the exam.
A one-day refresher class for workers whose certification
has expired will be offered July 2 at Fox Chapel High
School in O'Hara and August 21 at Elizabeth Forward
Middle School in Elizabeth. The fee for the
recertification course, including the exam, is $55 for
people living in the County or working in a food facility
here and $70 for others.
A certification challenge exam, with no instruction, will
be given from 2 to 3 p.m. on July 18 and 25, August 1 and
22, and September 12 and 26 at the Health Department's
Food Safety Division in Lawrenceville. The one-hour
exam, which is for those who already have had food safety
training, is $40 for those who live in the County or work
in a food facility here and $55 for others.
Discounted culinary student fees of $40 for County
residents and $55 for non-residents are available for the
certification course and refresher class.
For more information, please call the Allegheny County
Health Department at 412-687-ACHD(2243).