QFO Classes

Qualified Food Operator Course


The Qualified Food Operator Course (QFO) incorporates all of the information taught in the FAST class, but in much greater detail. You will learn the standards in food safety, foodborne diseases, and food service sanitation. The exam, given at the end of the class, certifies you as a Qualified Food Operator, which fulfills the CT Public Health Code requirement and is a national certification from the National Restaurant Association.

Register for an upcoming class by selecting the QFO form on our Forms/Permits page.

Upcoming QFO class dates (all Tuesdays):

February 7, 2017
May 2, 2017
August 1, 2017
November 7, 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Northeast District Department of Health
69 South Main St, Unit 4
Brooklyn, CT 06234

Class size is limited to 25 participants.

Our class is currently taught using the ServSafe Manager - 6th Edition textbook, which is available online through major book retailers. Students are responsible for purchasing their own books for the class. For students who are re-taking the exam, we have answer sheets available. Our instructor is also available to proctor your exam.

On the day of the class, please bring:

  • Photo Identification
  • Course text book
  • Two #2 pencils
  • Pen and highlighter
  • Notebook

Be sure to thoroughly review your book before the day of the class. Note: If you require an exam in a language other than English or an oral exam, you must notify us upon registration.