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About Food Handlers Training

Learn how to prepare and serve food safely with 100% online food handlers card training from StateFoodSafety. Train anywhere from any device and learn how to responsibly prepare and store food, prevent foodborne illness and maintain a sanitary food preparation environment.

Most states require food workers to hold a food handlers certificate. Food workers typically include any employee who works with unpackaged food, food contact surfaces, utensils or food equipment. Earn your food handlers card at your own pace.

StateFoodSafety's food handlers card training and test use the latest instructional design techniques to help you prepare for your job and memorize key food safety principles. To get your food handlers card, watch a set of training videos and pass a test. Download and print your food handlers certificate as soon as you finish the course.

Our food safety courses are available in multiple languages.

Food Handlers FAQs

Do I need food handlers card training?

Most states require food workers to take food safety training and obtain a food handlers certificate. Even in areas that do not require a food handlers card, food safety training is highly recommended. Check with your employer or local health department to see if your area requires a food handlers card.

Does StateFoodSafety offer a food handlers card course that is approved for my area?

Select your state from the dropdown menu near the top of this page to see if we offer an approved course in your area. Some counties have additional training requirements. Select your county from our course list to learn more.

What do I get when I finish the course?

Upon course completion, you will be able to download and print your food handlers certificate immediately.

Are there any additional steps for getting a food handlers card?

Check with your local health department to see if there are any additional steps. In some locations, you will need to register your card with the county or provide your certificate to receive a county-issued food handlers card.

How do I renew my food handlers certificate?

If your certificate has expired, you will need to purchase and retake the StateFoodSafety food handlers training course for your area. If you need to reprint your current certificate, log in and go to the My Certificates section on your Dashboard. From there, you can click View and print your certificate.

How long can I access the course?

When you purchase a StateFoodSafety course, you automatically get one year of unlimited access to the training videos. Take your time through the course or come back after completion to brush up on your food safety knowledge!

What is a food handlers card?

A food handler card is a certificate, card or permit that shows you have completed a food safety course that is approved by your state and county, and that you understand the basics of food safety.

What's the difference between a food handlers card and a food handlers certificate?

The only difference is the size of your credential. A food handlers card is a convenient, wallet-sized version of your certificate. Cards and full-size certificates both serve as proof that you completed food safety training.

Where can I find additional food safety resources?

StateFoodSafety offers a library of helpful food safety resources. From cartoons and posters to infographics and videos, our resource library contains useful information on many food safety topics.

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Certificate Reprint

In most areas, you can reprint your required Food Handler Certificate by logging in to your account.

  1. Login.
  2. Find the Certificates window on your dashboard.
  3. Locate the digital version of your certificate and click View Certificate.
  4. Select Print or Email.

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View Certificate

Note: In some areas, you get your official Food Handler Certificate from the local health department. If you have lost the card you received from your state, county, or local health department, you will need to call that health department to obtain a new card, permit, or certificate.

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Are you looking for an easy way to manage training for multiple employees? Try our group purchase system!

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When you make a group purchase, we automatically add administrative tools to your account to help you manage your training vouchers. You'll be able to email voucher codes to employees, track their progress through the course, and view earned certificates.

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Buy training in bulk and get up to 10% off. Discounts are available for all course types, from food handlers card training to food manager certification.

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