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Food Handlers Essentials

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How to Get Your Food Handlers Training



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  • 70% to Pass

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  • Valid for 3 Years
  • Training Access for 1 Year

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About Course

About Course
StateFoodSafety’s food handlers card training and test uses the latest instructional design techniques to help you remember food safety principles and to prepare you for your job. 

Format: Online
Compatible Devices: Computer, tablet, and smartphone (Android, iOS)
Teaching Methods: Interactive activities, audio, video, full-text, etc.
Available Languages: English, Español, 普通话, 한국어, Việt, American Sign Language, Tagalog, Serbo-Croatian
Choose your language after purchase.
Length: 30 Minutes (Start and stop as needed)

To get your card, simply watch the training videos and pass the test. More than 90% of people who take this course pass. Try the course before you buy it! Click here to demo the food handlers card training.

StateFoodSafety’s food handlers card course is approved by hundreds of state and county health departments and regulatory agencies nationwide.

The purpose of our food handlers card training is to provide food handlers with the information they need to handle food safely. This information may include content specified by state or local regulations. 

This program will teach or reiterate responsible food handling principles to the learner. 

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to: 
  • Recognize how food can cause illness or allergic reactions. 
  • Prevent contamination of food and food-contact surfaces with the hands and body. 
  • Identify which symptoms or illnesses must be reported to a manager. 
  • Use time and temperature control throughout the flow of food. 
  • Maintain a clean environment for food preparation and service.
After you pass the test, you’ll receive your food handlers card.

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Food Handlers Essentials FAQs

Do I need food handlers essentials training?

This training is highly recommended. The training can be used to receive a food handler card or permit. Your local health department may have other requirements.

Is this food handlers essentials training and test approved for my area?

This training is optional but highly recommended.

What do I get when I finish this course?

StateFoodSafety Food Handlers Training Certificate

Are there any additional steps?

Check with your local health department to see if there are any additional steps.

How long is my Food Handlers Training Certificate valid for?

Your StateFoodSafety Food Handlers Training Certificate will be valid for 3 years.

How do I renew my Food Handlers Essentials Training?

If your certificate has expired, you will need to purchase and retake the StateFoodSafety Food Handlers Essentials training and test. 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.

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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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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By: Bob on Apr 15, 2024

Very easy to understand

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By: Catherine Williamson on Mar 25, 2024

The training was easy to listen to and navigate.

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By: Shel on Mar 19, 2024

The Food Safety Course was a great experience and the course prepared new team members for each area of food preps, appropriate temperatures, hygiene, sanitation of the facility and just the overall safety standard experience that is required to maintain proper handling of food in the food prep department. Awesome Course!

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