Montana law does not require food handlers to complete a food safety course or obtain any sort of certification. However, these courses are still highly recommended as they provide basic food safety training that is specifically for food establishment staff. These courses are shorter and less intense that the food manager courses and are quite inexpensive, typically around $10.
The Cascade County MSU Extension office currently offers in-person ServSafe Food Handler classes. For information on upcoming classes and prices, go to the Cascade County MSU Extension website or contact Katrin Finch at (406) 454-6980 or [email protected].
Many companies offer online courses. As Montana does not require food handler certification, you do not have to choose an accredited course. However, accredited programs offer high quality training that meets food safety standards throughout the country.
ANSI-ANAB Accredited Food Handler Programs