Certified Food Protection Manager Program

(formerly known as Qualified Food Operator [QFO] Certification)

Ledge Light Health District offers ServSafe®, a nationally recognized food safety education program developed by the National Restaurant Association. ServSafe® meets the CT Public Health Code 19-13-B42 requirements for Qualified Food Operator certification for Class III & IV food service establishments and the FDA Food Code for Class II, III, and IV starting January 1, 2019.

Our ServSafe® courses are taught by licensed Sanitarians who are certified food inspectors. Classes will be held at 74 Garfield Avenue in New London or Three Rivers Community College in Norwich from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The course is $175.00 per person and includes a ServSafe® Manager textbook, an eight-hour course, an examination, and a ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certificate (for individuals who pass the exam). The classes are taught in English, but textbooks are available in multiple languages (Spanish, Chinese, French Canadian, Japanese, and Korean). Payment must be received before the class to reserve a space in the course. Registering and picking up your book at least two weeks before the class to review the book and material is highly recommended. Please make payments at 216 Broad Street in New London.

If you miss a scheduled class, please call us at (860) 448-4882 to arrange a different date, as you will not be guaranteed a spot in the next class.

The re-test fee for failed exams is $90. If you have not previously trained with us or want to renew your expired certificate, you must attend the entire 8-hour class.




Tuesday, June 10, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Place of CommUNITY Wellbeing

74 Garfield Avenue, New London

Please contact one of the State of Connecticut approved testing organizations for Certified Food Protection Manager Courses outside our District.

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