Health Department

Food Manager Class Information



In-person food manager classes are resuming on March 6, 2023, and will be held at 1 pm on the first and Monday of each month at City Hall, lower level, Council Chambers.  Class participants are encouraged to pre-register for the class by coming in-person (City Hall, Health Department, 2nd floor) or calling 816-325-7803.  Payment is required with registration; a photo ID must be presented to staff upon entry into the course.

Registration can be done the day of class in-person, but class participants must report to the Health Department no later than 12:30 pm to register and pay.

If you have any further questions or concerns please contact us (816) 325-7803.

 Food Manager Flyer

Attention - Please Read the Following:

Food service employees in Independence are required to obtain a Food Handler Permit. Food service managers in Independence are required to obtain a Food Service Manager Permit. Food establishments must have at least one permitted Food Service Manager on duty at all times.

The permits issued by the City of Independence are valid in Independence and Eastern Jackson County.

Food safety training is required for both Food Handler and Food Manager permits and is provided by the Health Department. Comparable food safety certification (proctored ServSafe, Culinary Degree, etc.) may meet the training requirement. Certificates are only accepted if the food handler exam was administered by a proctor (unsupervised, online exams will not be accepted).



For more information, please visit the Food Handler/Manager Permits page.

Register for Food Service Manager Class with a Credit Card

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Please visit City Hall (111 E. Maple Ave), Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to:
  • Register for a Food Service Manager class using cash or check
  • Obtain a permit using substitute training
  • Transfer a permit card from another jurisdiction
  • Get a replacement card

Please contact us at (816) 325-7803 if you have questions.