Food Safety Certificate Information


How To Obtain an LDH Food Safety Certificate

A short walkthrough of the process of how to obtain a food safety certificate


Food Safety Certification Provider List

List of LDH Approved Providers who teach the 8 hour Food Safety Manager Course and proctor the ANSI Approved Exam for the Food Safety Manager Certification (Prerequisite requirement for "gold seal" LDH Food Safety Manager Certificate). Certificates not accepted by our office: Food Handler Certificate, Food Safety Manager Certificates valid only in other states such as Texas, Certificate of Completion for Food Safety Manager Course only.


Paper Application for LDH Food Safety Manager Certificate

Also requires of a copy of the Food Safety Manager Certification from the testing company for new certificates, and company check or money order payment (Cash, temporary checks, and payments with incomplete/incorrect information are not accepted).


Apply Online for Food Safety Certificate

Requires credit card payment, and electronic copy of Food Safety Manager Certification for new certificates. Online application instructions here.


LDH Food Safety Manager Certificate Frequently Asked Questions



 If you have any questions or concerns, please call 225-342-7773.


You can send us mail at the following address:

Louisiana Department of Health

c/o Field Operations/Retail Food

P.O. Box 4489, Bin # 10, Box # 10

Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4489