Penn State Extension is offering ServSafe® Food Safety Certification training for those needing certification.

Effective on Jan. 22, 2011, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requires the "person in charge" in a food service operation to hold a "nationally recognized food protection certificate" such as ServSafe®. To receive and maintain national food safety certification, all individuals are required to pass a certification exam every five years.

The next class will be on Friday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the examination at the end of the class at the Monroe County Extension Office, 724 Phillips St., Suite 201, Stroudsburg.

There is a fee for the certification training, which includes the ServSafe sixth edition textbook, instructional materials, the examination, and lunch.

To register or for more information, call (570) 421-6430 in Monroe County.