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About the Course

Previously 'Ohio Level 1 Training'.

Our online Ohio Person In Charge Food Safety certification course focuses on safe food preparation and handling techniques and is intended for anyone that works in food preparation, storage, or service. Upon completion of the course, you are immediately food safety certified and you can print or save your food handler card.

The ODH (Ohio Department of Health) requires that all employees are properly trained in food safety as it relates to their assigned duties.

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Course Features

Our online Ohio Person In Charge Food Safety course is an interactive course with full audio narration and engaging real-world scenarios for the best user experience and information retention.

This is a 1.5 hour self-paced course.

Our training course works on all computer devices including: smart phones, tablets, laptops, and PCs. If needed, you can conveniently switch back and forth between your phone (or tablet) and your computer, while taking the course, and you will always be returned to your most recent progress. Once you create an account you can log in from any computer or mobile device and train any time, anywhere.

You have 6 months from enrollment to complete this course. You can log in and out of your training account and your place in the course will be saved.

After successfully completing this course, there is a 14 question multiple choice knowledge assessment at the end. You can immediately print your official Ohio Person In Charge Food Safety certificate from your own printer.

Course Outline

Our Ohio Person In Charge Food Safety Training certification course will teach you the importance of safe food handling as well as how to properly clean and sanitize your establishment.

Our food safety training consists of an introduction, 7 lessons of instruction, and a conclusion. There is a 14 multiple choice knowledge assessment at the end of the course. Below is a detailed course outline of topics covered in the course.


Topics in this Lesson:

  • Introduction to Food Handler Training

Unit One - Microbiology & Illness

Topics in this Lesson:

  • Biological Contamination
  • Food Allergies and Intolerance
  • Bacteria
  • Time and Temperature Control for Safety Foods

Unit Two - Contamination & Prevention of Illness

Topics in this Lesson:

  • Causes of Contamination
  • Preventing Bacterial Contamination

Unit Three - Controlling Time & Temperature

Topics in this Lesson:

  • How to Keep Food Out of the Danger Zone
  • Checking Temperatures

Unit Four - Preparing & Presenting Food

Topics in this Lesson:

  • Cooking
  • Spoilage and Preservation
  • Delivery and Storage
  • Food Rotation

Unit Five - Personal Hygiene

Topics in this Lesson:

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Hand Washing
  • Reporting Illness
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Simple Safety Precautions

Unit Six - Pests

Topics in this Lesson:

  • Pests and Pets

Unit Seven - Preventing Problems

Topics in this Lesson:

  • Preventing Problems

Final Exam

  • 40 multiple-choice questions - you must score at least 70% to pass

Certificate of Completion

Your Person In Charge Food Safety Training certificate is available to print or save immediately after you complete the course and the knowledge assessment. It will be emailed to you. You can also log in to your account at anytime to print or download your certificate.

Your certificate does not expire.

State Requirements

Ohio Person In Charge Food Safety Certification in Food Protection, is a mandatory training for the person in charge per shift of a risk level I, II, III, and IV food service operation or retail food establishment:

  • When a new food service operation or a new retail food establishment is licensed after March 1, 2010 unless the individual has successfully completed an equivalent or more comprehensive certification in food protection course (Manager Certification).

  • When a food service operation or retail food establishment has been implicated in a foodborne disease outbreak.

  • When the licensor has documented a failure to maintain sanitary conditions as per section 3717.29 of the Revised Code for a retail food establishment or section 3717.49 of the Revised Code for a food service operation.

ODH Approved Training

Our online Ohio Person In Charge Food Safety Training provider name is Diversys Learning and our provider number is #89-145. Our approval can be found on the Ohio Department of Health website.

Select 'Person in Charge Certification' and under County, select 'Online'.