Basic Food Safety Classes & Resources

Food Service Sanitation
To register for a food safety or sanitation class, please call 636-949-1800. Please view our class schedule online.

Basic Sanitation Certification

Length: Around 2.5 Hours
The St. Charles County Division of Environmental Public Health and Protection strives to educate consumers and food service providers on the importance of safe food handling, which reduces risks associated with foodborne illness. Designed for owners and employees of area food service organizations, these certification classes will provide sanitation information for all food handlers. Anyone preparing, serving, transporting, warehousing, stocking, or handling food in any manner should complete this course.
To earn certification, participants must earn a score of 70 or higher on a 50-question final examination. These certification courses are scheduled on the third Thursday of each month at the Department of Public Health office (beginning at 2 p.m.). Please fill out our basic food safety certification application. You may also complete one of the 15 ANSI accredited courses in its place.

ServSafe™ Applied Food Service Sanitation

Designed to introduce food service professionals to the foundations of food safety, the curriculum is produced by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association and is based upon the U.S. FDA Model Food Code. The St. Charles County Food Code requires that all food service establishments employ at least 1 person during all hours of operation that has successfully completed this Manager Certification Course (or a similar course that is approved by the Department for food protection).