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Food Safety Education

Certified Food Safety Manager (CFSM) Certification

The Georgia Food Service Rules and Regulations require that each facility have at least one staff member with managerial or supervisory responsibilities who holds a nationally recognized food safety manager certification.


Accredited Certification Programs

The list of accredited certification programs can be found here: Food protection manager certification programs.

Our ServSafe Courses

We offer the American Restaurant Association’s accredited ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification course.


Click here for the 2024 ServSafe course and exam schedule.

All classes are in person. The classes are only offered in English. The textbook is available in Chinese, English, Korean, and Spanish. The certification exam is available in Chinese, English, French-Canadian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.


The cost is $150 per person. This includes the classes, textbook, other instructional materials, and the certification exam.


At least 2 weeks prior to the class, complete and submit the registration form and payment.

You can submit them either by:

  • Emailing the registration form (includes payment information) to You will receive confirmation via email.
    • If you’ve opted to pick up the textbook, pick it up at least 1 week prior to the class from Environmental Health, Suite 320, 445 Winn Way, Decatur, Ga. 30030.
    • If you’ve opted to have the textbook shipped, it should arrive in 5-7 days.
  • Bringing the registration form and payment (by check, credit card or exact cash) to Environmental Health, Suite 320, 445 Winn Way, Decatur, Ga. 30030. At that time, the form and payment will be processed and your textbook will be issued.

For more information see: ServSafe FAQs.


Free Personalized On-site Food Safety Training

Food safety education is all about you!

We provide free on-site training to food service establishment operators in DeKalb County. This training is tailored to your operation. The focus is on the repeated risk factor violations cited in your health inspections. The training allows the health educator to see firsthand your operations and employees’ behavior so the educator can make suggestions to avoid violations. Minimizing risk factors will reduce the chances of foodborne illness outbreaks and the need for legal action.

To request on-site food safety training, complete the on-site training registration form.

Submit the form by email to or in person at: Environmental Health, Suite 320, 445 Winn Way, Decatur, Ga. 30030.


Educational Food Safety Posters


Other Food Service Posters/Guidance


Employee Health Guidance


Emergency Operations


Other Food Safety Resources

Food recalls
Food safety for consumers
Food safety for schools
Food safety for moms-to-be