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What is Safe Plates?

Safe Plates is a Food Protection Manager Certification course. N.C. Cooperative Extension agents offer NC Safe Plates at local N.C. Cooperative Extension Centers preparing managers for American National Standards Institution approved Food Protection Manager Certification.

Does Safe Plates give me the credentials needed to pass inspection?

Managers successfully completing the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Certification Exam meet the 2017 FDA Food Code requirement for a Certified Food Protection Manager.

Managers trained in NC Safe Plates create a work environment that minimizes food safety risks in their restaurants, cafeterias, and grocery stores through best practices, open communication, and thoughtful practice.

Upcoming Class Schedule (Johnston & Wilson Counties)

  • There will be a Safe Plates course and exam held at the Wilson Co Agriculture Center on Jan. 15th (9a-4p with 1-hour lunch break), Jan. 16th (9a-1p), and January 17th (exam begins at 9a). Although your attendance is not required, please plan to attend all sessions of this course to increase your chances of passing the exam to receive certification. Lunch is not included in the $125 registration fee due by December 31st. Register here for the Wilson County Safe Plates course in January! 
  • There will be a Safe Plates course and exam held at the Johnston County Agriculture Center on January 22nd (9a-4p with 1-hour lunch break), January 23rd (9a-1p), and January 24th (exam begins at 9a). Although your attendance is not required, please plan to attend all sessions of this course to increase your chances of passing the exam to receive certification. Lunch is not included in the $125 registration fee due by January 7th. Register here for the Johnston County Safe Plates course in January! 
  • There will be a Safe Plates course and exam held at the Wilson Co Agriculture Center on June 16th (9a-4p with 1-hour lunch break), June 17th (9a-1p), and June 18th (exam begins at 9a). Although your attendance is not required, please plan to attend all sessions of this course to increase your chances of passing the exam to receive certification. Lunch is not included in the $125 registration fee due by June 1st. Register here for the Wilson County Safe Plates course in June!
  • There will be a Safe Plates course and exam held at the Johnston County Agriculture Center on July 20th (9a-4p with 1-hour lunch break), July 21st (9a-1p), and July 22nd (exam begins at 9a). Although your attendance is not required, please plan to attend all sessions of this course to increase your chances of passing the exam to receive certification. Lunch is not included in the $125 registration fee due by July 6th. Register here for the July Johnston County Safe Plates course!