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Requirements TITLE 410 IAC 7-22 Rule

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Certification of Food Handler Requirements Rule

Rev. 11/13

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Rule 410 IAC 7-22, Certification of Food Handler Requirements certification requirement took effect January 1, 2005. The rule incorporates much of the language in IC 16-42-5.2 with a few additions for clarity.

The rule is examination based and does not include a training requirement as part of the rule. Many potential certified food handlers (managers) will be seeking out this information, so attached is a list of entities that offer training and approved examinations. Note: Rule 410 IAC 7-22 requires passing the proctored Food Manager Certification exam.  The on-line Food Handler Certificate does not meet Indiana requirements.

The Conference for Food Protection (CFP) has contracted with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to review organizations' programs and examinations to determine if they have qualifications to perform this function. There are four (4) organizations that are approved for certification through the ANSI process and an announcement has been made acknowledging that the 4 have passed and are recognized.  Local Health Departments (LDH's) may no longer require county certifications in addition or as a substitute for Rule 410 IAC 7-22.

Note to Certified Food Handlers: Original or photocopied document must be presented during inspections and the Certified Food Handler must present proof of identity if requested by an inspector.  To replace a lost Food Handler Certificate, contact the accredited organization through which you originally received your certificate. The ISDH does not retain copies of individual records.  A person designatied as the certified food hadler for an food establishment must not allow their certification to expire.  

Food Handler Certification Examination and Training Program Providers

The following organizations offer nationally accredited food safety certification programs and examinations utilizing the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

 Indiana Restaurant Association (National Restaurant Association)
200 South Meridian Street, Suite 350
Indianapolis, IN 46225
PH: (317) 673-4211 or 800 678-1957
FAX: (317) 673-4210
ServSafe® Training and Exam
Certification lasts for 5 years
 Order certificate replacements at or 800-765-2122
Check exam results

The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals®
A Division of Environmental Health Testing, LLC.
7680 Universal Blvd., Suite 550
Orlando, FL 32819
PH: (407) 352-3830
Toll Free 1-800-446-0257

Email: or
Food Safety Manager Certification
Certification lasts for 5 years

1260 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108
PH: (800) 786-3926
Certified Professional Food Manager®
Certification lasts for 5 years, Inc.
13801 Burnet Road, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78727
PH: (888) 360-TRNG (8764)
FAX (512) 441-1181
National Food Protection Manager Exam
Certification lasts for 5 years

Listed are providers for training and one or more of the approved examinations from the aforementioned accredited testing organizations: This list is subject to change as additional programs are accredited or discredited by the standards set forth by the American National Institute (ANSI) and additional training programs are identified. 

Indiana Restaurant Association
ServSafe® Training and Exams
200 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
PH: (800) 678-1957
PH: (317) 673-4211
Using the ServSafe® exam

Danger Zone Consulting
14565 Cherry Tree Road
Carmel, IN 46033
PH: (317) 571-8026
Contact: Melissa Ackerman
Using the ServSafe® or National Registry Exam
2015 Schedule

 Hoosier Hospitality Consulting
403 E. 5th Street, Sheridan, IN 46069
PH: (317) 650-1126
Contact: Donald Vita
Using the ServSafe® Certification Exam

Kimberly Blakeley
Independent National Food Safety Administrator
636 E. Cook Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55130
PH: (317) 640-0262 Mobile
Contact: KimBerly Blackeley
Offering statewide training using:
NRFSP&Prometric Administrator
HAACP Trainer 

TAP Series Online Food Safety Manager Certification Training Course

PH: (888) 826-5222, ext. 100
Contact: George Roughan
Offered in English and Spanish
Refer to all  national exams

Purdue Extension
Extension offices offer a variety of courses on food safety as well as testing.
Contact your county l Purdue Extension office

AboveTraining, Inc./
Online Food Manager Certification Training Course
PH: (801) 494-1416
Contact: Aubrey Pontius
Note: online food manager training - refer to all 4 National Exams

Qinghua (Reed) Zhang
2645 W. Chapel Dr.
Saginaw, MI 48603
PH: (720) 810-1031

Online Training
5728 Bedford Street
Pasco, WA 99301
Contact: Aaron Jensen or Sal Rastegar
Coordinator/Continuing Education
PH: 800-956-0333 or (866) 827-2738
FAX: (509) 542-8869
Email: or
Using National Registry Exam

MD Consulting
PO Box 133
West Boylston, MA 01583
PH: (508) 835-9898
Contact: SamWong, PhD
Using the ServSafe® exam. Some specialization in Chinese language

NSF International, Inc.
Center for Public Health Education

789 N. Dixboro Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Contact: Michelle Rzendzian
PH. (734)-913-5782
Using all of the ANSI approved exams

Premier Food Safety
1532 West Commonwealth Ave.
Suite A, Fulerton, CA 92833
PH: (800) 676-3121
FAX: (714) 451-0056
Contact: Customer Service Representative
On-line and home study courses
Provide all National Exams

Paster Training, INC™
1262 Laurelwood Road
Pottstown, PA 19465
PH: (610) 970-1776
Toll Free: (866) 394-1776
FAX: (610) 970-1760
Using ServeSafe® exam

Safe Food Handlers Corporation
665 South Farmingdale Road
New Berlin, Illinois 62670
PH: 888-793-5136
FAX: (217) 793-5163
Contact: Ron Thomas
Using the National Registry exam

SES, Environmental, Health & Safety
3807 Transportation Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
PH: (260)-497-7645
PH: (800)-654-4915
FAX: (260)-497-7646
Contact: Jim Uptgraft
Using the ServSafe® exam

Smart Systems
P.O. Box 702
Mishawaka, IN 46546
Contact: Michael Miller
PH: 800-348-0823
FAX: (877) 272-3388
Using the ServSafe® exam, Inc./
13801 Burnet Road, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78727
PH: (888) 360-TRNG (8764)
FAX (512) 441-1181
Learn2Serve Food Manager Training Course
Using National Food Protection Manager Exam

Contact: Rodney Hanner
PH: (888) 544-6665
Using the ServSafe® exam

Food Marketing Institute
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22202
Contact:Gwen Lee
PH: (202) 220-0661
Using the National Registry exam entitled SuperSafeMark

Food Service Certification And Examination
Contact: Dale Heizer
TOLL FREE PH: (844) 737-8723
LOCAL PHONE: (317) 974-9951
TEACHING & Using the ServSafe® exam

Check out IVY TECH ServSafe Course and Test April 2015

 Region 1 Northwest
Josephine Blockson
1440 E. 35th Ave.
Gary, IN  46409

Region 2 North Central
Tanya Wichlacz
220 Dean Johnson Blvd
South Bend, IN  46601
574-289-7001 ext. 5357

Elkhart Campus
Suzanne Alfrey
22531 County Road 18
Goshen, IN  46528
574-830-0375  ext. 4400

Warsaw Campus
Luke Pinkerton
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582
574-267-5428  ext. 7235

Region 3 Northeast IN
Kaylene Smith
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN  46805

Region 4 Lafayette
Sandra Dragoo
823 Park East Blvd.
Lafayette, IN  47903

Region 5 Kokomo
Jennifer Hughes
1815 East Morgan
Kokomo, IN  46903
765-459-0561 ext. 283

Region 6 East Central
Janet Sanders
6061 State Road 9 North
Alexandria, IN  46001
800-644-4882 ext. 2502

Region 7 Wabash Valley
Amy Akers
1700 East Industrial Dr.
Terre Haute, IN  47803

 Region 8 Central Indiana
Jen Love-Tillotson
Program Manager
50 West Fall Creek Parkway, North Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Region 9 Richmond
Jeff Holt
2357 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN  47374
765-966-2656 x 4106

Region 10 Columbus
Courtney Brown
4444 Kelly St.
Columbus, IN  47203

Region 11 Southeast
April Garrison
590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN  47250
812-265-2580 ext. 4184

Lisa Sparks
50 Walnut St.
Lawrenceburg, IN  47025
812-537-4010 ext.5289

Region 12 Southwest
Debby Weis
3501 First Ave.
Evansville, IN  47710

Region 13 Sellersburg
Does not offer

Region 14 Bloomington
Katrina Jones
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404

 Dr. H. L. Standberry, CEO
D.S.O.D. Food Professionals
Standberry Christian Academy
536-538 E. 147th Street
Harvey, Illinois 60426
PH: (630) 504-2083
FAX: (708) 795-0038
Food website:

 A Plus Food Training, L.L.C.
15255 S. 94th Avenue
Suite 500
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 349-4916
Contact: Jeannie Kotsiovos
Using ServSafe® certification training and exams

Nicola Gheaja, CP-FS
6212 US Highway 6, Suite 156
Portage, IN 46368
PH: 1-844-455-4262
Servsafe and National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Exams
Also offer HACCP training (certified through the International HACCP alliance)