Food Managers

A food manager must obtain an ANSI-CFP accredited Food Protection Manager Certification within 60 days of being hired as a manager or person in charge. Food Manager Certificates are valid for five years.

Option 1: Take a class at Clay County Public Health Center

Clay County Public Health Center has certified instructors and proctors that deliver the ServSafe course and exam on a monthly basis at our location at 800 Haines Dr., Liberty, MO 64068.

Register: At least two weeks before the class you want to attend, call 816-595-4350 to schedule yourself or an employee for a class and exam. If a book needs to be purchased, you must come to the health center to sign up for the class. Fees for the class, book and/or exam are due at the time of registration and are non-refundable. 

Take the class: Class begins at 8 a.m. Please arrive 20 minutes before class begins for check-in. Photo I.D. is required at check-in. There will be a break for lunch; lunch is on your own. The class will end at 5 p.m.


Option 1.5: Take a test at Clay County Public Health Center

This new option is for individuals who need to be re-certified (have already received a food manager certificate) and do not need to sit through the class.

  • You must pre-register by calling 816-595-4350 and requesting exam only. See the latest manager class schedule above.
  • Arrive at Clay County Public Health Center on the day of the class between 1-1:15 p.m. Check in with the Environmental Health Section with a photo I.D.
  • Fee for re-certification is $45.


Option 2: Take an online course or a course with another organization

The following courses are accepted by Clay County Public Health Center for a Certified Food Manager 5-Year course.

In addition to the classes offered by Clay County Public Health Center, these resources are available for anyone seeking food manager certification.

CFP Accredited Programs
Offered Online?Languages
ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification ProgramYESEnglish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese
AAA Food Handler Food Protection Manager Certification ProgramYESEnglish, Spanish
360 Training Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification ProgramYESCheck website for options
National Registry Food Protection Manager Certification ProgramTesting CenterCheck website for options
State Food Safety Certified Food Protection ManagerYESEnglish, Español,
Always Food Safe Food Protection Manager CertificationYESVideo training in English;
Written content in Spanish upon request
Greater KCMO Restaurant Association (ServSafe)YESCheck website for options
Platte County Health DepartmentNOContact for information
My Food Service License Certified Food Protection Manager Certification ProgramYESEnglish, Spanish
World Food Safety Organization Food Protection Manager CertificationYESEnglish
Responsible Training Food Protection Manager Certification 
Trust20 Food Protection Manager Certification
YESEnglish, Spanish