Ohio Person-in-Charge Certification in Food Protection

Satisfy your training requirements in Ohio with our person-in-charge (level 1) certification course. 

Includes: Certificate of Completion

Approval: #89-213

Credit Type: Certificate

Credit: 4 Hour(s) | Language: English | 4.8 (4 Ratings)

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About this Course

If you qualify as a person-in-charge at your food service operation or retail food establishment, the state of Ohio mandates that you complete certification in food protection training. Our person-in-charge course meets these requirements. 

In addition to meeting training requirements, our course teaches you how to protect food quality and prevent foodborne illness. You’ll learn food safety guidelines for personal hygiene, food storage, preparing and handling food, and maintaining a safe environment. 

Once you complete the lessons and any required exams, you will earn your certificate of completion. You can use your certificate to show proof that you’ve completed an approved person-in-charge certification course.  

Course Facts


What You Get

Certificate of completion 


Renewal Requirements




4 hours 


Learning Type

100% online, available 24/7 


Course Structure

At your own pace, save progress as you go 


Course Updates

Content is updated and current 

Topics Covered

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety 
  • Lesson 2: Biohazards, Foodborne Disease, and Food Spoilage 
  • Lesson 3: Contamination 
  • Lesson 4: Food and Temperature Control 
  • Lesson 5: Preventing Food Contamination 
  • Lesson 6: Food Receiving and Storage 
  • Lesson 7: Sanitizing 
  • Lesson 8: Pest Control 

What You’ll Learn

  • Define food safety and its goals, benefits, impact, proper adherence, critical control points, and recall requirements. 
  • Recall biohazards, symptoms and causes of common foodborne illnesses, identify spoilage signs and causes. 
  • Identify three types of contamination, explain how food becomes hazardous, and recognize how to preserve food. 
  • Understand time, temperature, and control with relation to food handling and how to properly take the temperature of food and maintain the temperature while storing food. 
  • Discuss personal hygiene importance and practices, and food handling practices and techniques. 
  • Understand procedures for acquiring and receiving food, considerations for meat and poultry, and proper food storage. 
  • Identify both proper and improper cleaning and sanitizing procedures and implications. 
  • Identify signs and eradication procedures for pest infestation. 
  • Explain the responsibilities, rights, and authorities of food employees, conditional employees, the person in charge, and the licensor. 


How do I verify that you’re an approved provider in Ohio? 

You can find a list of approved providers on the Ohio Department of Health’s website where you will see Learn2Serve by 360training listed. 

When does my course expire? 

Your course will expire one (1) year after you purchase it (the date you submit payment), unless the course itself indicates otherwise. 

For more information about course expiration dates, please read our Terms of Use

What if I need a refund for my course? 

If for some reason you are not happy and would like a refund, send us a request within 72 hours of purchase. Here are the eligibility requirements you must meet: 

  • Your purchase was made no more than 72 hours prior to your refund request. 
  • You have NOT: 
    • Attempted any portion of a test or exam. 
    • Requested or been issued a certificate of completion. 
    • Completed 50% or more of the purchased course. 

If you meet all of these criteria, submit your refund request in writing via email to support@360training.com with a proof-of-purchase receipt and an explanation for why you are requesting a refund. 

You can find more information about our refund policy here

How quickly will I get my certificate of completion?  

Once you finish your course and pass any required exams, you can print your certificate of completion right away.    

What can I do if I lose my certificate of completion?  

If you lose your certificate of completion and need a new one, you can contact customer service at (877) 881-2235 or support@360training.com.   

Regulatory Information

Name:Ohio Department of Health
Website URL:http://www.odh.ohio.gov
Address:246 N. High St

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