Food Safety Classes for Cottage Food Operators

Before you may apply for a cottage food license, you must complete a ServSafe Food Handler course.  The Food Manager is NOT required but is acceptable should you choose to take it.

Approved Courses include:

  • ServSafe (Online and instructor led course listings)
  • Connecticut Restaurant Association
  • Prometric (formerly Thomson Prometric, Experior Assessments, National Assessment Institute, Chauncey, and Educational Testing Service) Phone:  1-800-624-2736 (Food Safety Customer Service) Website:
  • 360training.comĀ® Phone:  1-888-360-8764 Contact:  Website:  

These are the only approved courses at this time.  A copy of your certification must be provided at the time of your application.  If you have questions, concerns, or clarifications, please contact us by emailing