Casey Bishop, OSU FCS Extension Educator, is a Certified ServSafe Proctor. She teaches ServSafe classes as well as proctors exams for those needing certification. For more information or to return completed registration forms, contact Casey Bishop by calling 419-399-8225, by mailing to 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio 45879 or by email at

2022 Food Safety Trainings and Certification Brochure

Person In-Charge Certification (Level 1)

The Person In-Charge Certification training is mandatory for the person in charge of an operation during a shift but is not considered a Food Safety Manager. This is also a great way for new employees to learn the basics of food safety. OSU Extension offers in-person classes for food industry workers seeking food safety basics and certification for ODH.

Food Safety Manager (Level 2)

The ServSafe Food Manager course can be taken during scheduled in-person classes or virtually through the TAP program. Participants can take a proctored exam to earn their Food Manager Certification.

In-Person Classes

If you prefer a hands-on training, Ohio State University Extension offers in-person classes! Classes are two days (Tuesday and Thursday) from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. held at the Paulding County OSU Extension Office. Class dates scheduled for 2022 are:

March 22nd & 24th

August 2nd & 4th

November 1st & 3rd

Registration fee of $200 is non-refundable and includes book, food safety resources, exam, snacks, and lunch on the second day of class. Exam is given on the second day of class and participant must be present for both class sessions to be eligible to take the certification exam.

In-Person Registration Form

Online Classes

Don’t have the time to sit through a Level 2 Food Safety Training?  Can’t find one near you?  We have the answer! Ohio State University Extension, Paulding County has partnered with TAP (Training Achievement Program) Series to offer an online version of the Level 2 Food Safety training which meets all Ohio Department of Health requirements.

You can complete the online course at your own speed and at a time that works for you. Once training is completed, you will take a proctored certification exam at the OSU Extension office in Paulding.

Registration fee of $150 is non-refundable for both the online class and exam.  There is an additional fee of $25, if the selected exam date is rescheduled.  The ServSafe Manager exam is proctored by an OSU Extension Educator who is a Certified ServSafe® Proctor.  Retesting cost is $75.

Online Registration Form