If you choose to take a food safety course outside of CCHD's affiliated teaching centers, please make sure the course is one that will be accepted by CCHD for certification. The Health Department will accept any course that results in a valid "Nationally Accredited Food Protection Certificate." (The current programs holding ANSI-CFP accreditation include ServSafe ServSafe Food Protection Management, Thomson Prometrics and National Registry of Food Safety Professionals). All accepted courses result in a certificate which is valid for five years.Please be wary of online courses, especially those with a minimal fee. If the course does not result in an ANSI-CFP certificate it will not be accepted. If you are unsure if a course is accepted, call 610-344-6225.