FD204 Temporary Food Establishments Course

Food Truck offering mini donuts, meatball subs, and fried zucchiniCourse Overview

Note: This course is currently only available to the retail food safety regulatory community with a .gov, .us, or .mil email address. If you are a retail food safety regulator without one of these email addresses please reach out to

The purpose of this four-day, virtual course is to prepare participants to effectively conduct an application review, menu review, and inspection of a temporary food establishment (TFE) and institute corrective actions. Emphasis is placed on the proper design and location of food storage, preparation and serving operations and sanitary facilities. This course will cover the key elements for conducting application reviews, menu reviews, and inspections of TFEs. Key steps for planning a national special security event or other large-scale special events are also covered. Methods of instruction include lectures with hands-on group exercises and discussion to reinforce performance-level concepts.  

Upcoming Courses 

*All FY22 FD204 courses are complete.*


Individual course listings have information regarding prerequisites. 

*Note: Additional courses may be added throughout fiscal year. All course dates/locations are subject to change. Please visit the Pathlore LMS regularly for official course schedules and updates.



Registration information for each course can be found below. 

  • View the course announcement and review the details.
  • Download the Registration Form for the course you'd like to attend. To fill out the registration form, you will have to download the PDF and open it in a PDF reader on your device.
  • Complete and submit the course registration form to:
  • Fee: $0


Note: Registration does not guarantee admission into the course. All applicants will be notified at a future date of their status.

Course dates and times are subject to change. The most up-to-date information will be reflected in Pathlore. Please visit OTED's website to navigate to Pathlore, where you are also able to directly register for courses. For questions please contact Deirdra Holloway at


Tue, March 1, 2022 - Fri, March 4, 2022

Tue, March 22, 2022 - Fri, March 25, 2022

*To fill out the registration form, you will have to download the PDF and open it in a PDF reader on your device.

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What Participants Are Saying

  • "Very impressed. Exceeded all expectations."
  • "This was very thorough and interactive. I found myself engaged at all times."
  • "This was one of the best courses I have ever taken, either online or in person. Everyone was comfortable in their own space, the instructors were phenomenal - I would like to sign up for more FDA courses via Zoom as it saves my department housing/travel/food and it's just excellent."