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Food Safety Education

Certified Food Safety Manager (CFSM) Certification

The current Georgia Food Code requires that each facility have at least one staff member that has managerial or supervisory responsibilities to hold a nationally recognized food safety manager certification.

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


ServSafe Course Schedule

2024 ServSafe CFSM Course Dates and Schedule

All classes are in person. The class is only offered in English at this time. The book is available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean and the exam is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and French-Canadian.


Registration Form

To register for the course, complete the registration form linked above, then submit it and payment at least 2 weeks prior to the course date. You may submit it by:

  • Emailing the registration form to Once received and processed, you will receive confirmation via email.
    • If you’ve opted to pick up the textbook, please 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.


  • Or. bringing the completed application and a form of payment (check, credit card, exact cash) to our office at 445 Winn Way, Suite 320, Decatur, GA 30030. The registration form and payment will be processed on-site, and your book will be issued.

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

For more information see: ServSafe FAQs.

Other Accredited Programs

A list of accredited organizations authorized to administer the test can be found here: Food protection manager certification programs.


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