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Pool and food manager classes are currently postponed.



Our Consumer Health Services division offers educational courses for Food Service Managers and Swimming Pool Operators. Follow this link for the 2020 Training Schedule. Classes are held in the GCHD Mid-County Annex Community Room at 9850-A Emmett Lowry Expressway in Texas City. Contact Martin Entringer at (409) 938-2458 or for additional information.

Food Service Managers 5-Year Certification

This course is required of all food service establishments involved in food preparation procedures. Pre-registration and the $50 course fee is required upon registration to guarantee your spot and educational materials. Class space is limited. Pre-registration closes at 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to the class. This class is offered in both English and Spanish. Class times are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. To register, complete the Food Service Managers Certification Course Registration form and submit it, along with course fee to the Texas City office. Please note that this course is not accredited in any way. It is usable in Galveston County  food establishments to meet the food manager training requirements, but may not be accepted in any other jurisdiction.

PLEASE NOTE: An additional 2% convenience fee will be charged for all credit card payments.

Other State of Texas approved food manager courses (including on-line courses) may be found at this link.

Food Handlers Course

Food Handlers Courses are available upon request of a particular food service establishment. These courses are held on the premises or a site designated by the establishment. The course length is established by the restaurant and the course director. The fee is $25 per person.

Contact Martin Entringer at (409)938-2458 or to arrange a course date and time. A completed Food Handlers Course Registration form and fees must be submitted prior to the course being held.

This course may be taken on line. Accredited on line food handler course information is available at .

Swimming Pool Operators 2-Year Certification

The Swimming Pool Operator course is a one-day and explains the requirements, regulations and good operational standards of public and semi-public swimming pools. Class size is limited to 20 people. Pre-registration and a course fee of $50 is required to reserve your spot in the class. To register, complete the Swimming Pool Operator Course Registration form and submit it, along with course fee to the Texas City office. The course is from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

2020 Training Schedule

NOTE: Pool and Food manager classes are currently postponed.

Click here for a printable copy of the 2020 Training Schedule

(The Food Managers Course has a maximum enrollment of 20 per class)

(5 years Certification)
** FEE $50**
8 AM-5 PM 
**FEE & 50**
8 AM-5 PM 
(2 years Certification)
**FEE $ 50**
8 AM-5 PM

January 27, 2020
February 24, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 27, 2020
May 18, 2020
June 22, 2020
July 27, 2020
August 17, 2020
September 28, 2020
October 26, 2020

November 16, 2020

February 10, 2020
April 13, 2020

August 31, 2020

April 2, 2020

August 24, 2020

November 12, 2020

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