Sanitation and Safety

Sanitation and Safety Certification

The Department of Health and Social Services, Section 50.545, Stats., requires that beginning January 1, 1995 as a condition of operating a restaurant in Wisconsin, the operator or manager must hold a certification issued by the DHFS as evidence that they are knowledgeable about appropriate food protection practices.

  • Certification is valid for a period of five years and may be renewed with successful recertification training.
  • Course outline follows the National Restaurant Association's criteria of food protection practices.
    • Temperature control of potential hazardous food during preparation, storage, transportation and service
    • Effective cleaning and sanitation of utensils and equipment
    • Food protection, including the shelf life for foods
    • Food worker personal hygiene
    • Effective hand washing techniques
    • Identification of potentially hazardous foods
    • Storage and use of toxic products
    • Special problems in food service sanitation

Sanitation and Safety Recertification

This course prepares learners to renew their Wisconsin Restaurant Food Protection Certificate.

  • Provides the opportunity for the student to understand the procedures for food preparation and sanitary work habits.
  • Prerequisite: Valid food protection certificate issued by the State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services.
  • Bring photo I.D. and certificate to class.

For courses offerings, search our course schedule:

  • Course # 316-497 Sanitation and Safety Certification
  • Course #316-498 Sanitation and Safety Recertification
  • To register, call 1-800-472-4554 or 920-924-3207

To view our class offerings in PDF format click here.

For more information, please call Cindy Diemer at 920-924-6408.