Utah Food Handlers Permit

  • Course Length: 75 minutes (Start and stop as needed)
  • Test Attempts: 3
  • Passing Grade: 75%
  • Format: Online
  • Compatible Devices: Computer, tablet, and smartphone (Android, iOS)
  • Available Languages: English, Español, 普通话, 한국어, Việt, American Sign Language
    Choose your language after purchase.
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Special Instructions

Your official Utah Food Handler Permit will be mailed to you by your local health department within 30 days after you successfully complete this course. For any additional steps, enter your zip code on the Utah Permit Information page. Specific instructions are included on the temporary Food Handler Certificate of Completion.


Who needs a food handlers permit in Utah?

In Utah, food handlers are required to complete state-approved food handler training and earn a food handlers permit. Food handlers include any employee who is involved in preparing, manufacturing, serving or handling food or drinks in or around a food establishment.

This requirement applies to various roles within the food industry, including restaurant employees, caterers, food truck operators and anyone who makes direct contact with food during their job responsibilities. It is essential to check with local health authorities or regulatory agencies for specific requirements and exceptions based on the type of establishment and job responsibilities.

How can I earn my food handlers permit in Utah?

To obtain your Utah food handler permit online, enroll in our state-approved course, complete the training 100% online and pass the final exam to receive your digital permit.

Upon completion of the course, a temporary permit will be provided. Your local health department will mail you your official Utah Food Handler Permit within 30 days. For information about any additional steps you need to take, visit the Utah Permit Information page and enter your ZIP code.

Are there any additional steps required after I complete my training?

The next steps may vary depending on your location. For information on any additional requirements, enter your ZIP code on the Utah Permit Information page.

What will I learn in the Utah Food Handlers Permit course?

After completing the 75-minute 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

If you work as a food handler in Utah, it is mandatory to complete a food handlers card course that is approved by the Utah Department of Health. You will receive a temporary Utah Food Handlers Permit upon completing the training. Your official permit will arrive by mail within 30 days.

How long do I have to earn my Utah Food Handlers Permit?

Utah food handlers must complete training and earn their permit within 14 days of starting work.

What do I get when I finish the Utah Food Handlers Permit course?

After completing the course and successfully passing the exam, you can instantly download a temporary certificate that you can provide to your employer. Your local health department will mail you an official Utah Food Handlers Permit within 30 days.

How long is my Utah Food Handlers Permit valid?

The temporary permit you receive upon completing your training will be valid for 30 days. Your official Utah Food Handlers permit, which your local health department will mail to you within 30 days of course completion, will remain valid for three years.

How do I renew my Utah Food Handlers Permit?

If your permit has expired, you will need to purchase and retake Utah Food Handlers Permit training. If you need to reprint your current permit, you will need to contact your local health department. See the Utah Permit Information page for contact information.

What is the difference between a certificate and a certification?

A certificate program is a training program combined with an assessment. Successful participants in these programs receive a certificate, not a certification. A certification program is an exam that yields a certification to individuals who pass. Individuals who pass a certification program become certified. These programs do not include a formal training component, although training may be used to prepare. The Utah Food Handlers Permit course is a certificate program.

Is Utah food handlers training available in multiple languages?

Yes, Utah Food Handlers Permit training is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Simplified Mandarin
  • Korean
  • Vietnamese
  • American Sign Language

After you purchase your course, you can select your language.