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Public Education and Required Training
Education and Training Information

Food Manager Certification and basic Food Handler training is required by ordinance and provided regularly for food service workers. Food Handler cards are good for three years.

Pool School is required as well, and is provided by the City each year before pool season.

Questions call 972.230.9600.

Basic Food Handler classes are offered the third Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. and are held at the DeSoto Civic Center. The cost is $10.

If you prefer to take the courses online, here is a list of state-approved online class providers.

Food Handler: 

Online food service manager & food handler:

Classroom food service manager:

Health-related public education is provided upon request for civic groups and youth organizations.