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Food Handler Certification Rule

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. 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.

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.  

Click the link to a list of entities that offer training and approved examinations. http://www.in.gov/isdh/21059.htm

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