Child Care Provider Training Extension agents in many Georgia counties provide entity-approved training to help child care providers meet state licensing requirements. If you don't see an event in the training calendar below, contact your county agent for more information about upcoming training opportunities.
Child Passenger Safety Technician Training This four-day training program, taught by Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, provides participants with the knowledge and technical skill to become a child passenger safety resource person for their community, department or organization, and to perform individual safety seat checks. Participants must successfully pass both written and practical tests to complete the program and apply for national certification as a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST). The GTIPI training calendar lists upcoming dates and locations for the four-day CPST training. GTIPI can also assist CPSTs who may want to earn the CPST Instructor certification.
Egg Candling Classes Georgians must obtain an egg candling certificate in order to be able to sell eggs to the consumer. This certification can be obtained by successfully completing an Egg Candling Class administered by GDA representatives. There is no fee for the class, but pre-registration is required.
Extension Food Science Workshops, Seminars, and Training Courses For nearly 20 years, specialists at the University of Georgia’s Extension Food Science have offered industry-specific food safety training courses to food processors in Georgia, the U.S., and internationally. As regulations against foodborne illness get tougher, the food industry must incorporate control measures into their processes and train their workers in hygiene and food safety practices. We offer many training opportunities throughout the year, many of which are designed specifically for the Meat and Poultry Industry or the Fresh Produce and Fresh-Cut Produce industries. With regulations and public scrutiny on food safety tightening daily, producers and processors will receive expert assistance in setting up process controls and food safety mechanisms within their own operations. On-site consultations may be scheduled through your county Cooperative Extension agent or by contacting us.
ServSafe® Manager Certification Program This training program certifies food handlers in restaurants, school, hospital and nursing home cafeterias, and other food service businesses to prevent causing or spreading foodborne illness. The ServSafe® Program is a recognized food safety sanitation course developed by The Educational Foundation of The National Restaurant Association. For more information visit the ServSafe® program website.