To protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, DCP has limited on-site staffing at 450 Columbus Blvd. While mail and phone calls will be processed as quickly as possible, we recommend using our online services, or sending an email to the appropriate division/person instead. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Food Safety Classes for Cottage Food Operators

Before you may apply for a cottage food license, you must complete a ServSafe Food Handler course. Many of the community colleges in Connecticut offer these courses; please consult the Community College Course website or contact your local community college for availability and cost information.  Some Adult Education Providers also offer food handler courses. You are advised to contact your local or regional provider for further information.

There are also private providers you may use:

A copy of your certification must be provided at the time of your application.

Other acceptable courses may be added in the future.

If you have questions, concerns, or clarifications, please contact us by emailing