Food Manager Certification is recognition that an individual has received certification in the safe preparation and storage of food to prevent food-borne illnesses.
Changes effective Monday February 2, 2015 for Environmental Health Services Division:
New Walk-in Hours: Monday thru Friday 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM
We will no longer accept and process applications without payment and/or incomplete application information.
Faxed applications will no longer be accepted.
Cambios efectivo el lunes 2 de febrero 2015 para la División de Servicios de Salud Ambiental:
Nueva Horas de Sala: lunes a viernes 7:45 AM a 3:30 PM
Ya no vamos a aceptar y procesar las solicitudes recibidos sin pago y con información incompleta.
Ya no se aceptará solicitudes enviadas por fax.
The City of Austin requires at least one employee register with the City of Austin as a Certified City of Austin Food Manager and for that person's City of Austin Food Manager Certificate to be posted in aprominent location in the establishment. (Please see Austin City Food Code 10-3-31for exceptions.) Establishments located in the unincorporated areas of Travis County are not required to have a Certified Food Manager.
City of Austin Food Manager Certificate Application (English or Spanish)
Certification can be obtained by passing a Department of State Health Services (DSHS) approved certified food manager examination. The examination may be taken at any licensed Certification Training Program, Test Site, Online Exam or National Exam provider.
Register your Food Manager Certificate at our Environmental Health Services Division offices located at 1520 Rutherford Lane, Bldg One.
To Register, submit the following to the City of Austin:
City of Austin Food Manager Certificate Application with fee
Copy of your Texas Department of State Health Services approved Food Managers Certificate
Copy of your driver's license or government photo ID