216 Broad Street I New London, CT 06320

Fax: 860-448-4885


Training for “Designated Alternates”
and Other Food Service Workers



Community Accessible Food Service Education Program

Satisfy Requirements

As part of our on-going efforts to educate the public and our food service establishment partners, Ledge Light Health District offers on-site foodservice training. District Sanitarians will visit your food service establishment and provide refresher training for all of your foodservice workers. Or, if you prefer, you can schedule training at our facility on Broad Street in New London.

The training will cover all of the basic elements of knowledge that a foodservice worker must demonstrate to be in compliance with the Connecticut Public Health Code. This is a basic introductory training and education program. The cost of the training is $30 per person, or $200 for an entire establishment. The program covers important elements of food safety and food borne illness prevention including time and temperature controls, personal hygiene, and cross contamination.

It also satisfies the “Designated Alternate” and “on premises training records” requirements of Section 19-13-B42 of the Public Health Code for Class III and Class IV food establishments.  A record of training and certificate is provided to individuals completing the training. These individuals will be qualified to be designated alternates, with the responsibility of assuring and maintaining safe food handling practices when the Qualified Food Operator is not on the premises.

This training is also provided to temporary event food booth operators who may need safe food handling education prior to large festivals and events such as the annual Ledyard Fair or Sailfest in the City of New London. The Café Program is also a useful tool to assist food establishments to correct food handling behaviors and poor inspection scores during routine sanitary compliance inspections.

This is a three-hour basic introductory food handler training course. Attendees will receive a two-year training certificate that will satisfy the “Designated Alternate” and “on-premises training records” requirements of Section 19-13-B42 of the Public Health Code for Class III and Class IV food establishments. It is also a food sanitation training course for temporary event food booth operators.

This is not a ServSafe, Certified Food Manager or Qualified Food Operator (QFO) training.

2015 Training Schedule

  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 18
  • December 9

Enroll Now!

The cost of the class is $30. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. Please call Ledge Light Health District at (860) 448-4882 to enroll and ensure a spot in the class. Credit cards are not accepted. All classes are held at the Ledge Light Health District office at 216 Broad Street, New London. Depending on the month, classes are held from either 9 am-noon or 5-8 pm. The minimum class size is 5 people. Scheduled classes with less than 5 participants may be canceled or re-scheduled.

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Qualified Food Operator (QFO) Certification

Ledge Light Health District provides ServSafe®, a nationally recognized food safety and education program developed by the National Restaurant Association. ServSafe® meets the CT Public Health Code requirements for Qualified Food Operator (QFO) Certification for food service establishments.

Our ServSafe® Certification and Re-Certification programs are taught by skilled Environmental Health Specialists. Our instructors are experts in food safety and food borne illness prevention and are State of Connecticut licensed sanitarians and certified food inspectors.

ServSafe® Certificate and Re-certification programs are $180.00 per person. The 8-hour class includes a ServSafe® textbook, examination and 5-year certificate of completion.

2015 Class Schedule

  • January 12
  • March 9
  • May 11
  • June 8
  • September 14
  • November 9

If you have taken  the class through LLHD and did not pass the exam, you will be required to pay a $90 re-test fee.

If you have an expired certificate or have not previously trained through LLHD, you will be required to attend the class and pay the $180 fee.

If you miss a scheduled class, please call us at (860) 448-4882 to schedule another class, as you will not be guaranteed a spot in the next class.

All classes are held at Ledge Light Health District at 216 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320. Pre-registration is required. All classes are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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