New Mexico Food Handlers Card Permit

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How to Get Your New Mexico Food Handlers Card Permit

1Train
  • 100% Online

  • New Mexico Approved

  • ANSI Accredited

2Test
  • 2 Test Attempts

  • 70% to Pass

3Print Certificate
  • Print from Home

  • Valid for 3 Years

  • Review Training Anytime

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Do I need a New Mexico Food Handlers Card?

If you are a food handler in New Mexico, except in Albuquerque, you are required to complete a food safety course that is approved for use in New Mexico. Completing an approved food safety course will award you with a New Mexico Food Handlers Card. A food handler is someone who handles, prepares, serves, sells, or gives away food for human consumption.


Is this food handler training and test approved for my area?

This program that includes a training and test is approved for use throughout New Mexico, including all counties (Bernalillo, Doña Ana, Sandoval, Santa Fe, etc.) and cities (Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, etc.). However, Albuquerque does not at this time require food handler food safety training.


When do I need to get my New Mexico Food Handlers Card?

Within 30 days of starting work.


What do I get when I finish this course?

New Mexico Food Handlers Card


How long is my New Mexico Food Handlers Card valid for?

Your New Mexico food handlers card will be valid for 3 years.


How do I renew my New Mexico Food Handlers Card?

If your card has expired, you will need to purchase and retake the New Mexico Food Safety Essentials training and test. If you need to reprint your current New Mexico Food Handlers Card, log in and go to the Certificates section. From there, you can click View and print your card.
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Prepare to take an adventure through the world of food safety! On your journey, you will learn everything from how to prevent food hazards to how to use proper cooking techniques. Once you complete the training and pass the test, you will be an official food handler, ready to take your new knowledge out into the world!


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New Mexico Food Handler Training: Frequently Asked Questions

20150506_NewMexico_FAQOkay, New Mexico food handlers . . . You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! With help from the New Mexico Environment Department, we found out what it is you want to know most regarding food handler requirements. We’ve done the translating to layman’s terms and we think you’ll want to see this. Here are a few things you should know about food handler training in New Mexico and how it applies to you.

  1. What is food handler training and what is a New Mexico food handler card?
    The State of New Mexico Environment Department, Environmental Health Bureau requires that all food employees complete an accredited training and obtain a food handler card. Simply put, food handler training is instruction for anyone who would like to become a food handler. A food handler card is a document used to prove that a food worker has been trained to provide safe food service. You may obtain your card after you have taken an accredited food handler training and passed an assessment. Your New Mexico food handler card allows you to be a food handler in the state of New Mexico.
  2. Why is food handler training required in New Mexico?
    Every step towards educating food handlers is a step away from preventable foodborne illness outbreaks. After completing food handler training, food employees are more qualified in their food preparation and handling. The New Mexico Environment Department has made food handler training a requirement because food safety is a requirement… and we support any effort to preserve food safety!
  3. Who needs to obtain a New Mexico food handler card?
    As of March 1, 2016, food handler training became more than just a suggestion—it is a requirement for all food employees. According to the New Mexico Food Code, all food employees must complete an accredited training, pass an assessment, and obtain a food handlers card. Basically, if you work with food, food equipment, or food-contact surfaces in the state of New Mexico, you need to obtain a New Mexico food handler card.
  4. Who is considered a food handler in New Mexico?
    A food handler is a person who handles, prepares, serves, sells, or gives away food for human consumption. Don’t let the position title confuse you—a food handler could also be someone who buses tables or washes dishes. Sometimes food handlers are referred to as food employees or food workers. It is the responsibility of a food handler to ensure that food is kept safe from the hazards it can encounter at every level of its preparation.
  5. Who is exempt from New Mexico food handler training?
    According to the New Mexico Environment Department, certain groups are exempt from the food handler training requirement including food handlers who work in Albuquerque County, Bernalillo County, or on Indian lands.Certified Food Protection Managers and employees who do not function as food employees (i.e. hosts or cashiers) are also exempt. Additionally, the following groups are exempt from training as long as they are supervised by someone who is a Certified Food Protection Manager:
    -Food employees of temporary food establishments
    -Food employees or volunteers working as food employees for charitable organizations serving the needy
  6. Where can I get a food handler card?
    The StateFoodSafety.com New Mexico Food Handler Card Training course can be taken online at your own pace and convenience. When you complete the StateFoodSafety.com New Mexico Food Handler Card Training, you receive a food handler card, which you may then print. StateFoodSafety.com is an approved provider for food handler training in New Mexico, accredited by both the New Mexico Environment Department, Environmental Health Bureau and by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In other words, you can trust us to provide you with the high-quality training you need!
  7. When do I need to have a New Mexico food handler card and how long is it valid?
    Under the New Mexico Retail Food Field Guide, food handler training must be complete within 30 days of starting work. Technically, all food employees currently working in the food service industry without a food handler card are given a grace period until March 1, 2017 to complete a food handler training course. The food handler card that you receive and print at the end of the StateFoodSafety.com food handler training will allow you to start work immediately. Food handler cards are valid for 3 years from the date of issuance.
  8. Where is my New Mexico food handler card valid?
    When you take an accredited food handler training course, your New Mexico food handler card is accepted everywhere in the state of New Mexico.
  9. How much does it cost to get my food handler card?
    The StateFoodSafety.com online New Mexico Food Handler Card Training is $10.
  10. Are courses available in any other language besides English?
    You might be pleased to know that English is just one of the 8 languages available for the StateFoodSafety.com food handler training! Other language options include Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Serbo-Croatian, and American Sign Language.

There you have it—the top questions and answers regarding food handler training in New Mexico. Hopefully you have a better understanding of what is expected of you and what you can expect from an accredited training course. Purchase the StateFoodSafety.com New Mexico Food Handler Card Online Training by clicking “Begin Training”.

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Read more about the updated New Mexico food handler requirements here. If you are in need of food safety training, purchase the StateFoodSafety.com New Mexico Food Handler Card Training.

ANSI Food Handler Training Program Information

In accordance with our ANSI food handler training program accreditation (ASTM e2659-2015), StateFoodSafety.com wants to communicate the following information:

  1. Certificate purpose, scope, and intended learning outcomes:
    • Program Purpose: The purpose of the Food Handler Training Program is to prepare food handlers to enter the workforce by providing the required food safety information as specified by regulations of the workers’ state or local government.
    • Program Scope: This program will prepare the learner to become a responsible food handler. A “food handler” is generally understood to be a food worker in a non-managerial role.
    • By the end of this course, the learner will be able to:
      • Describe how food can make people sick after being contaminated by physical, chemical, or biological hazards.
      • Appreciate that the behavior of food workers directly affects the safety of food.
      • Keep hands and body clean to prevent contaminating food and food contact surfaces.
      • Use appropriate barriers to prevent bare hand contact with food.
      • Identify which symptoms require staying home from work or reporting an illness or symptom to the manager.
      • Identify the appropriate time and temperature requirements for keeping food safe during specific stages in the
        flow of food.
      • Describe how to keep the workplace and equipment clean.
  2. Description of requisites to earn a certificate: The only requisite to obtain a certificate is successful completion of the course and assessment. There are no course prerequisites.
  3. Special requirements for participation: See system requirements.
  4. Qualifications of instructional personnel: The StateFoodSafety.com Food Handler Training Program has been developed by food safety subject matter experts in coordination with instructional design professionals. The collective expertise of these individuals span several decades. In addition, StateFoodSafety.com communicates and receives input concerning this program from an established Oversight Committee whose membership consists of regulators, food operators, and industry experts. The Oversight Committee reviews the Food Handler Training Program updates, complaints and appeals, curriculum and assessment, as well as the program audit to help ensure the program is meeting the required ASTM 2659 certificate program standard.
  5. Fees, deadlines, cancellations, and refund policies: Please see the Refund Policy.
  6. Academic or continuing education credit earned: None.
  7. Commercial support disclosure: StateFoodSafety.com did not use commercial support to develop this program.
  8. Any changes to the certificate program purpose, scope, or intended learning outcomes: Any changes to the program purpose, scope, or intended learning outcomes will be reflected in the Learn More page of the specific product.
  9. Inferences that can be made appropriately concerning certificate holders: Certificate holders have met the state requirements for food handler training and passed a food safety training course, demonstrating a sufficient score on the corresponding assessment.
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