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Sanitation Training Requirements

The manager at each foodservice site participating in USDA Child Nutrition Programs must attend initial and ongoing sanitation and food safety training. Administrative rules clarify that local agencies participating in USDA Child Nutrition Programs must also comply with the “red book,” North Dakota Requirements for Food and Beverage Establishments. pdf

The manager may be referred to as the site manager, kitchen manager or lead worker in the foodservice and should be listed as the Lead Foodservice Worker (LFSW) on the online site application. Usually, there is only one LFSW per site. Some LFSW have educational backgrounds or training that may exempt them from taking the initial course.

Documentation (transcript and/or training certificate) allowing for exemption should be provided to our office.

A new LFSW will have up to six months from the start of duties to complete the initial training. A course update/review must be taken every five years after completing the initial course. Update courses will be provided at no cost by DPI at various locations across the state as announced by the Quality School Foodservice Course Schedule.

Approved initial sanitation courses are:

 

Title of Training

Developing and/or Sponsoring Agency

Classroom or Online

Fee Required

Certification Length

“Sanitation and Safety”

North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction - Child Nutrition and Food Distribution

Classroom (10 hours)

No

5 years

ServSafe “Food Safety Manager”

National Restaurant Association

Classroom or Online (monitored exam must be taken at approved site)

Yes (fee for exam extra)

5 years*

“Serving It Safe”

National Food Service Management Institute

Online

No

5 years*

“Food Safety Manager Certification Training”

Training Achievement Program Series (TAPS)

Online (monitored exam must be taken at approved site)

Yes (fee for exam extra)

5 years*

 

*In order to receive credit, a copy of the certificate verifying successful completion of training must be submitted to our office by mail to Dept. of Public Instruction, CNFD, 600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440 OR by fax to 701-328-9566. Please identify for which child nutrition program you work.

Courses taken since June 1996 will satisfy the initial training requirement.

Approved sanitation update courses are:

 

Title of Training

Developing and/or Sponsoring Agency

Classroom or Online

Fee Required

Certification Length

Sanitation Update

North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction - Child Nutrition and Food Distribution

Online*
Lesson Plans (Powerpoint) ppt
Handouts

No

5 years

“Food Safety for Food Handlers”

School Nutrition Association

Online

Yes - $15

5 years

 

*Also offered in person – sponsors are notified of dates and locations

 

 

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North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent
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