Chez Pierre Florida Food Handlers Card

Approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).
  • Course Length: 75 minutes (Start and stop as needed)
  • Test Attempts: 2
  • Passing Grade: 70%
  • Format: Online
  • Compatible Devices: Computer, tablet, and smartphone (Android, iOS)
  • Available Languages: English, Español, 普通话, 한국어, Việt, American Sign Language, Tagalog, Serbo-Croatian
    Choose your language after purchase.
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Is a food handlers card required in Florida?

Yes, Florida requires all food service employees to complete food safety training within 60 days of starting work in a food service operation. The training must include specific food safety topics as defined by the state of Florida. The Chez Pierre Florida Food Handlers Card course satisfies the training requirement.

Who needs to get a Florida food handlers certificate?

According to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR), any food service employee who stores, prepares, displays or serves food to the public must take food safety training. A food handlers card or food handlers certificate satisfies training and documentation requirements under the Florida DBPR.

How long do I have to complete Florida food handlers training?

Any food service employee working in a licensed public food service establishment must complete food safety training within 60 days of starting work. Workers must retake the course every three years before their certificate expires.

The Florida Department of Health sets food safety training standards in Section 509.049 of the Florida Statutes. This food handlers course meets the requirements of Rule 61C-4.023 of the Florida Administrative Code.

Is Florida food service training the same thing as Florida food manager certification?

No. Food service training provides a food handlers card and qualifies employees to perform basic food service duties. Certified food managers must be trained in additional topics not covered in the Chez Pierre Florida Food Handlers Card course.

If you need to become a certified food manager, learn more about Florida food manager training and the certification exam. StateFoodSafety is an accredited provider of the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam and offers an 8-hour training program to help you prepare for the exam.

When does my Florida food handlers certificate expire?

Your Florida food handlers card is valid for three years. You will need to repeat your food safety training every three years to renew your certification.

Can I take Florida food handlers training in other languages?

Yes, Chez Pierre Florida Food Handlers Card training is available in multiple languages. After purchasing the course, you can choose to train in English, Spanish, Simplified Mandarin, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Tagalog or Serbo-Croatian.