Food Safety Trainings

Food Handler

The City of Amarillo Environmental Health Department strongly believes that providing proper education for Food Handlers is essential to reducing the risk of a food borne illness outbreaks caused by improper food preparation and handling techniques. At Environmental Health we offer a nationally accredited Food Handler program on the first and last Friday of every month at a cost of $20.00. The class is located in the Simms Building at 808 S. Buchanan St. in Amarillo, TX. Upon completion of the class and a passing grade on the exam, a certified Food Handler certificate will be issued by ServSafe and the certificate is valid for 2 years.

§ 228.33 (e) of the Texas Food Establishment rules require “The food establishment shall maintain on premises a certificate of completion of the food handler training course for each food employee”.

Upcoming Courses

By special request only** 25 student minimum


Food Manager

The City of Amarillo Environmental Health Department strongly believes that providing proper education for Food Managers is essential to reducing the risk of a food borne illness outbreaks caused by improper food preparation and handling techniques. At Environmental Health we offer a nationally accredited Food Manager program on the second Wednesday of every month at a cost of $150.00. The class is located in the Simms Building at 808 S. Buchanan St. in Amarillo, TX. Upon completion of the class and a passing grade on the exam, a certified Food Manager certificate will be issued by ServSafe and the certificate is valid for 5 years. If you have a valid certificate from a State of Texas or Nationally accredited program, you can register it for an annual fee of $40.00. An annual registration of at least one Certified Food Manager per establishment is required for a cost of $40.00.

§ 228.33 of the Texas Food Establishment rules require “At least one employee that has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service shall be a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited program”.

Upcoming Courses

Food Manager Schedule