If you need to replace your Food Protection Certificate, you must do it in person on a Wednesday or Thursday, between 10 AM and 4 PM, at:

NYC Health Academy
The Riverside Health Center
160 West 100th Street, 2nd Floor
Manhattan (near Columbus Avenue)

The cost to replace a Food Protection Certificate is $16 and must be paid by certified check or money order.

If you pay and make an appointment online, your paperwork will be ready when you get there. You can use a credit card when you pay online. If you do not have an appointment, you will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you took the Food Protection Course more than 10 years ago, you must take it again and pass the final exam again.

Call 311 for assistance by phone.

To schedule an appointment, you will be directed to the Health Academy online registration system.

You can pay online with the following:

  • Master Card (debit and credit)
  • Visa (debit and credit)
  • American Express
  • Discover Card
  • Electronic check (you must provide your bank routing number and account number)

If you go to the Health Academy without paying and making an appointment online, you can only pay by certified check or money order.


Learn more about Health Academy.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.