Separate CUTTING BOARD AND MEAT - CopyStart your career in the food industry with the Food Handlers Certificate Training. Considered as the first-course in food safety principles, this comprehensive program provides food handlers with knowledge needed to ensure safe handling of food for human consumption. Score 70% or higher on your exam and earn the nationwide-approved Food Handlers Certificate. This program is offered throughout the year.


Who should attend?

  • Individuals preparing for employment as a food handler/food worker in the food industry-restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, etc.
  • Anyone participating in an employee orientation food safety program
  • Employees looking for refresher food safety training
  • Anyone required by state or local jurisdictions to take employee level (food handler) training
  • Vendors at farmer’s markets
  • Food prep staff employed in day care, health care, assisted living facilities, restaurants, etc.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to food safety
  • Food borne illness
  • Contamination and preventing illness
  • Preparing and presenting food
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Time and temperature control for hazardous foods
  • Food safety control
  • Pests

You will also receive:

  • Food Handler Training Manual
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Wallet Card

Date, time & place: 

  • Offered as needed

To be awarded the Certificate of Completion, an individual must complete the 3-hour training and pass the 40-question multiple-choice exam with a 70% or higher.

The Certificate of Completion is valid for three years.  Some jurisdictions and/or employers may accept it for a shorter length of time. Please contact your local health department, other food safety regulatory agencies and/or employer to verify your local requirements.

If you have more than 5 employees to train, it may be more cost effective and convenient for you to schedule an in-house training at your business. Please contact us for special rates.