Food Safety Trainings

Foodlink offers Level 1 (L1) Food Manager and Level 2 (L2) Food Handler trainings and certification. These are open to the general public. Check out the schedule below for class dates and registration details. Pricing is listed within the registration links.

Foodlink member agencies should contact the Nutrition Resource Manager with any questions about L1 and L2 training.

Training update due to COVID-19 restrictions

Foodlink L2 training is virtual only and in-person L1 training is extremely limited. The National Restaurant Association has made it easy to receive training and certification via, and we encourage community members to do so.

Level 1 (L1)

Food Manager Certification

Foodlink offers the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Food Manager Course. This is a national certification and is valid for five years. 

The 10-hour course is held over 2 days (5 hours/day). Students must receive a 75% or higher to become certified. Upon request, reasonable accommodation can be made for students who require assistance with the exam.


Next classes:

> October 18 & 20, 2021; 12 — 5 p.m. (on both days)

        Registration deadline: October 1

>>> Link to register

Future classes:

> April 18 & 20, 2022; 12 — 5 p.m. (on both days)

        Registration deadline: April 1     

Level 2 (L2)

Food Handler Certification

The Foodlink Level 2 (L2) Food Handler Certification program is approved by the Monroe County Department of Health and covers New York State’s Department of Health Food Code regulations that are applicable to all counties in Foodlink’s service area. Students must receive a score of at least 75% on the final exam to become certified. The certification is valid for three years.


Next classes:

> October 18, 2021; 12 — 6 p.m. 

        Registration deadline: October 8

> January 25 & 26, 2022; 1 — 4 p.m. (on both days)

        Registration deadline: January 18

> April 18, 2022; 12 — 6 p.m. 

        Registration deadline: April 1