100 Glenns Creek Road Frankfort, KY 40601
Business Office (502) 564-4269
Clinic Services (502) 564-7647
School Health (502) 564-7381
Emergency After-Hours Number (502) 875-8582
851 East West Connector Frankfort, KY 40601
Business Office (502) 564-9336
Community Health (502) 564-5559
Environmental Health (502) 564-7382
HANDS (502) 564-5559
Home Health (502) 564-7383

A basic Food Handler Certification course is required for all persons working in Food Service establishments in Frankfort and Franklin County. The health department will require all food service employees to maintain a valid and up to date certification. During routine inspections, follow-up inspections and complaint investigations the Environmentalist shall require proof of certification. The manager should keep copies of staff certifications as well as their own. An official follow-up notification will be issued to the establishment for failure to obtain required training. The establishment will have 30 business days to complete the required training. Failure to do so will result in an Official Notice for a Hearing to the establishment.

**Other Food Handler Trainings that will be acceptable are NRA ServeSafe trainings, other Kentucky county health department food handler courses,  as well as others to be reviewed and approved by this office. Those certifications as well as ours shall be up to date, no more than 2 years old.

New establishments will be granted a 60-day window for new staff to be trained. Newly hired employees of existing facilities will be allowed 30 days from date of hire to receive training. Our certification is valid for 2 years.

Our "in-house" Food Handler certification course consists of a 30-minute basic food safety video and multiple-choice test.
Cost: $5.00  CASH ONLY
Time: Every Wednesdays at 9am (no appointment necessary) 
Location: Public Health Center located at 851 East West Connector.   
** Please arrive 10-15 minutes early. 

Contact JenniferK.Bardroff@ky.gov or 564-7382 with questions or if you need to schedule a class in a language other than English.

Our "online" Food Handler Certification Course consists of a 70-minute audio-visual & interactive internet course.  The course is offered in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese and Mandarin.  The user can start and stop the course as needed and when reentering is brought back to where they left off.  The user must pass a test at the end of course thus allowing them to print their certification card from home.  The cost for this is course is $15.00.  To proceed and take the "online" course, CLICK HERE.

Our Mission: Prevent. Promote. Protect. Franklin County.
Our Vision: Live. Work. Play. Pray. Healthy!
Our Values: Accountability, Dedication, Empowerment, Equity, Excellence, Flexibility, Integrity, Respect



The Franklin County Health Department is committed to a policy of providing opportunities to people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. FCHD is an equal opportunity provider and equal opportunity employer.

The Franklin County Health Department endeavors to make its Website accessible to the widest possible audience. Any problems with or questions about the Franklin County Health Department Website may be directed to the  webmaster.


 FCHD will be closed the following dates   FCHD Board of Health Meetings - Special Meetings  
Monday   Jan 20 Martin Luther King Day         
Thursday March 12

Staff Development Day


Friday April 10  Good Friday, Closed 1/2 day         
Monday May 25 Memorial Day        
Thursday  June 4

Staff Development Meeting 

FCHD Closed 

Friday July 3 Independence Day         
Monday Sept 7 Labor Day      FCHD Board of Health Meetings -  
Tuesday Nov 3 Presidential Election Day    
 6pm at FCHD - Public Health Center, Available to the public online as needed to COVID19. 
Wednesday Nov 11 Veterans Day     September 21, 2020  
Thursday Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day     December 21, 2020  
Friday Nov 27 FCHD Closed      March 15, 2021  
Thursday  Dec 24 Christmas Eve     June 21, 2021  
Wednesday Dec 25 Christmas Day        
Thursday Dec 31 New Year's Eve        
Frday  Jan 1,2021 New Year's Day