Melissa Magstadt, South Dakota Secretary of Health

Get Certified as a Food Service Manager in South Dakota

Administrative Rules of South Dakota 44:02:07:03 require food service establishments to have a certified food service manager. To meet this requirement:

  • Attend an approved course and pass the test with a score of 75 or higher.

  • Contact any of the following to find an approved course near you:

    • South Dakota Retailers Association, Restaurant Division, 1-800-658-5545
    • Cash-Wa Distributing, 1-800-652-0010, Ext. 7123
    • Professional Server Certification Corporation, 1- 800-247-7737
    • Prometric
    • Reinhart FoodService, 1-800-756-5256 Ext.222
    • US Foods - North Dakota, 1-800-831-7318
    • Training Services, 651-355-8486
    • SuperSafeMark, 1-877-399-4925
    • Sysco North Dakota, 1-866-327-4699, Ext. 6307
    • National American University, 855-899-7915

  • Or, check this schedule of available Certified Food Service Manager courses.

  • Online training is available from Professional Server Certification Corporation. The students completes the training on a computer, then has a proctor administer the final examination. Call 1- 800-247-7737 or see

  • Above Training/State Food Safety develops and publishes technology-enhanced food safety training and certification programs that provide superior value to regulatory, restaurant, and hospitality communities.

  • Established in 1997, to lessen the stress faced by food service operators, the primary goal of AAA Food Handler Training School (AAAFHTS) is to make your Certified Food Manager, Basic Food Handler, and all other certification processes as easy and painless as possible.

  • 360 Training is a leading provider of online food and alcohol safety training solutions for both businesses and professionals including ANSI accredited Food Handler and Food Manager programs, and State-specific Alcohol Seller/Server training.

  • Contact the Office of Health Protection at 605-773-4945 to request approval of alternative courses.

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