Food Manager Certification is recognition that an individual has received certification in the safe preparation and storage of food to prevent food-borne illnesses.
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
Environmental Health Services (EHSD) is now partnering with Austin 3-1-1 to handle all customer service requests. If you feel an inspection issue or complaint investigation has not been satisfactorily addressed, or to speak with a manager regarding administrative issues, please call us directly at 512-978-0300 between the hours of 7:45am to 4:45pm Monday - Friday.