East Central Health of Georgia

East Central Health District


servsafeThe Georgia Food Code requires at least one designated Certified Food Safety Manager on staff who has successful completed a food safety training program and passed an ANSI-CFP exam. Our ServSafe training covers these concepts:

  • The Importance of Food Safety
  • Good Personal Hygiene
  • Time and Temperature Control
  • Preventing Cross-Contamination
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Safe Food Preparation
  • Receiving and Storing Food
  • Food Safety Regulations
  • Methods of Thawing, Cooking, Cooling and Reheating Food
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)

To assist food service establishment in obtaining compliance, the Richmond County Health department offers a voluntary** two-day ServSafe course & exam. The Cost is $175.00, which includes textbook, classroom instruction and examination testing by Certified ServSafe Instructors/Proctors.

Make checks payable to Richmond County Health Department and bring them to the Environmental Health Office, located at 1916 North Leg Road, Building K, Augusta, Georgia 30909, (706) 667-4234, to obtain your textbook and diagnostic test.

ServSafe Registration Form – print and complete

ServSafe Registration Form – fill out online and print


The training Location site is: East Central Public Health District, 1916 Northleg Road, Training Room, Bldg D, Augusta, GA 30909. Training Locations and class dates are subject to change based on actual registrations and customer needs.
** You may obtain this training elsewhere. The Georgia food code allows you to select from various certification training providers (not solely from the Local County Health Departments) to meet your CFSM qualification training and testing requirements.

For a Full List of ANSI-CFP Accreditation Program (Accredited) click logo below:






Food service establishments with English as a second language owners and managers, that require training and certification in either: Chinese, French-Canadian, Korean, or Spanish languages should contact the:





3520 Piedmont Road – Suite 360, Atlanta, GA, 30305
Phone: (404) 467-9000 | Fax: (404) 467-2206 | info@garestaurants.org