SEARCY — The Arkansas Department of Health is now requiring each food service facility to have at least one supervisory employee who has certified food manager training.

A ServSafe Certified Food Manager Course will be offered on Nov. 9 and 11. This two-day course will be held at the White County Extension Office, 2400 Old Searcy Landing Road, Searcy. The group will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The course will cost $140 for new managers and $60 for re-certifications. This pays for the book and the exam.

Participants who pass the exam will receive a certificate good for five years. All participants must pre-register and pay by Oct. 21. Class size is limited. The cost is non-refundable but is transferable to another employee.

If you have any questions or would like to register, please contact the Jackson County Extension Office at 870-523-7450 or email The Jackson County Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.