Last Chance for Food Handling Certification Before Deadline

Wayne Community College has added one more session of its Food Safety course and a certification examination to accommodate the large number of workers who are rushing to comply with new regulations.

The WCC Continuing Education “ServeSafe” course prepares employees of restaurants and other food vendors for the National Restaurant Association’s Food Protection Manager Certification examination. Food protection managers will be required to be on duty in restaurants and other facilities that receive a sanitation rating when the new “food code rules” in North Carolina’s Food Protection Standards take effect Jan. 1, 2014.

The course covers basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross contamination and allergies, time and temperature, and cleaning and sanitation in classroom sessions. It will be taught 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. onFriday, Dec. 13, and 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Certification testing is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Both will be held in Room 209 of the Magnolia Building on the college’s main campus in Goldsboro.

Cost of the class is $108. The textbook, ServeSafe Manager Book 6th Edition, costs $90.66 (including tax) and can be purchased in the college’s bookstore.

The fee for the exam is $50 and a required answer sheet costs $46.08.

Students may register and pay fees at the Continuing Education Division’s customer service desk in the Walnut Building or by going to “Registration” at The “CID Number” requested on the registration form is 53321 for the training and 53322 for the test.

For more information, contact Mrs. Hamilton-Fleming at (919) 739-6929 or or Terrie Wynn at (919) 739-6935 or

Wayne Community College is a public, two-year college with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, it serves 15,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 100 college credit programs.

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