Training and certifications

We explain State of Minnesota training and certification requirements for certain food businesses.

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The State of Minnesota requires food businesses to have a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) in place before opening and at all times after opening. 

The Minneapolis Health Department offers trainings for food handlers.

CFPM requirements

Certified Food Protection Manager

In Minneapolis, food businesses must have a Minnesota Department of Health Certified Food Protection Manager.

The Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) must be in place before opening and at all times after opening. CFPM training is available in several languages at multiple locations in the metro area.

Only Minnesota Department of Health Certified Food Protection Manager certificates are recognized in Minneapolis. 

Learn more by visiting the Minnesota Department of Health Certified Food Protection Manager website or call 651-201-4500.

See Certified Food Protection Manager course and recertification information from the Minnesota Department of Health  

Food handler courses

Minneapolis Health Department trainings

The Minneapolis Health Department offers three food handler training courses.

Trainings average about 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours long. These are basic food safety training for food handlers. They are not Certified Food Protection Manager trainings.

Visit Food Handler Training for more information about the trainings

Minneapolis Licensed food businesses can request voucher codes for their staff to take a food handler training for free. 

Request free voucher codes

Resources

Find food safety classed from the University of Minnesota Extension Services 

Contact us

Health Department

Phone

612-673-2301

Address

Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave S, Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

 

Minneapolis 311

 
 

Office hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday