Food Service Manager Certification

What You Should Know
Any opera​​​​​​​​​​tor of a restaurant or Class III mobile unit must have a Prince George’s County Certified Food Service Manager on duty at all times.

First Time Certificate
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Individuals getting their certificate for the first time are required to:​
Man Smiling Behind a Food Service Counter
​Renewal Certificate
Individuals getting their certificate renewed are required to:
  • Complete an 8-hour ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​course from one of the approved instructors (PDF), and bring a letter from the instructor stating that they have completed the class.
Training Opportunities
For more information regarding ​Non-Profit Food Manager Training, contact the Food Protection Program at 301-883-7650 and see a list of upcoming trainings​ in the county.

How to Apply
Bring all of the following to the​ Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement office at
9400 Peppercorn Place, 1st Floor
Largo, MD 20774

During business hours, which are, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
Note: Your picture will be taken in our office. After your application is reviewed, your certification card will be issued.