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Our Consumer Health Services division offers educational courses for Food Service Managers and Swimming Pool Operators. Follow this link for the 2019 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.

2019 Training Schedule

Click here for a printable copy of the 2019 Training Schedule

(The Food Managers Course has a maximum enrollment of 12 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 23, 2019
February 20, 2019
March 20, 2019
April 17, 2019
May 22, 2019
June 19, 2019
July 24, 2019
August 21, 2019
September 25, 2019
October 23, 2019

November 13, 2019

January 30, 2019
April 10, 2019
December 11, 2019
March 28, 2019
August 01, 2019
November 07, 2019

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