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How to Get Your Texas Food Handlers Card License

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Texas Food Handlers Card License

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After training, check with your health department to see if you need to register your food handlers card or pay an additional fee.

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How to Get Your Texas Food Handlers Card License



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Format: Online
Compatible Devices: Computer, tablet, and smartphone (Android, iOS)
Teaching Methods: Interactive activities, audio, video, full-text, etc.
Available Languages: English, Español
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Length: 40 Minutes (Start and stop as needed)

This course is approved for use in Texas by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS).

The purpose of the food handlers card license 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.

This food handler course 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.

Learning Objectives (Effective date April 29, 2020)
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.

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Texas Food Handlers Card License FAQs

Do I need a Texas Food Handlers Card License?

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

Is this Texas Food Handlers Card License training approved for my area?

This training is approved for use throughout Texas, including all counties (Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar, Travis, etc.) and cities (Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, etc.).

When do I need to get my Texas Food Handlers Card License?

Within 60 days of starting work.

How do I get my Texas Food Handlers Card License?

After completing the Texas Food Handler Training and passing the test, you will receive your card.

What do I get when I finish the Texas Food Handlers Card License Training?

A valid Texas Food Handlers Card and a food handler certificate of completion.

How long is my Texas Food Handlers Card License valid for?

Your Texas Food Handlers Card License will be valid for 2 years.

How do I renew my Texas Food Handlers Card License?

If your card has expired, you will need to purchase and retake the Texas Food Handlers Card License Training. If you need to reprint your current valid card, log in and go to the Certificates section. From there, you can click View and print your card.

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. These programs do not include a formal training component, although training may be used to prepare. The food handler course and test is a certificate program.

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!

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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