Food Service Manager Certification
The City of Annapolis, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Howard and Baltimore Counties require that at least one Certified Foodservice Manager be on-site during hours of foodservice operations. The Certified Foodservice Manager must have full control over sanitation and preparation procedures, and supervise other foodservice employees in these areas.
Foodservice Managers in these jurisdictions must pass an approved 16-hour certification course, and must file an application with the local heath department to obtain a Certified Foodservice Manager photo identification card. A standard passport-type photo and processing fee must be submitted with each application.
Baltimore City requires that at least one Certified Foodservice Manager be on staff, but does not necessarily need to be on-site during hours of foodservice operations (this policy may soon change; contact the Baltimore City Health Department for more information). Certification requires an approved 16-hour certification course and exam.
The Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation offers Manager’s ServSafe Sanitation Certification. For more information, call 410.290.6800 or visit their website at www.ramef.org.
The State of
Maryland requires that all liquor licensees, or a designated
employee, successfully complete an approved alcohol awareness
training program every four (4) years. However, policies
differ from county to county as to whether or not the
certified individual needs to be on the premises during
the hours in which alcohol is sold. The Restaurant Association of Maryland
Education Foundation offers Marylands B.E.S.T.
Responsible Alcohol Service Certification. For more information,
call 410.290.6800 or visit www.ramef.org.
The information provided has been compiled from sources believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed. Please consult the appropriate licensing authority for verification.