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Lake Cumberland District Health Department

A healthy today for a brighter tomorrow.

Food Certifications

As per Lake Cumberland District Health Department and the FDA Food Code 2013 requirements, each establishment shall have a certified food protection manager who is able to direct and control food preparation and service.  Also, the requirement for all establishments to have a Person-In-Charge (PIC) present at the establishment during all hours of operation.

The Lake Cumberland District requires all food handlers to become certified food employees.

It is EASY to get certified! Go Online!  You can take the training and test at


Upon opening the website

  • Select “Register” in the upper right-hand corner
  • Enter your information and receive a confirmation email
  • Confirm your email address by clicking in the email
  • Select “Get New License”
  • Select “Food Manager Certification” $80 or “Food Employee Certification” $25
  • Take the course and test then print your certificate and also receive an electronic certificate!


*Each individual shall register with their own name, information, email, and password.

This program is most compatible with Google Chrome and Firefox browsers.

COMING SOON: An R-code will be available for establishments to purchase multiple licenses and distribute to employees to register and take the course.