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What is a Food Handler Certificate?

If you work at a restaurant or handle food in a food selling or serving establishment, you'll need a Food Handler Training course.

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Food Handler Training Certificate:

The Learn2Serve.com Food Handler Training course will discuss various food safety handling and serving principles. Upon successful completion of the course and the exam, you will earn your food handler certificate of completion.

Program Purpose:

The purpose and goal of the Learn2Serve Food Handler Training Certificate is to provide individuals working in restaurants and non–restaurant facilities with an overview of food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food–safe environment. These individuals will also be able to better understand how handling food correctly reduces risks.

This course covers food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food–safe environment. It will help you to better understand how handling food correctly is required by law and how it improves safety and lowers cost as well.

Program Scope:

This training course is designed to prepare individuals in the Safe Handling of Food.

This course is ANSI accredited and complies with ASTM e2659 standards. The course is recognized in most states and counties, but it is always best to check with your local authorities to be sure you complete any additional local registration, fees, or applications.

If you are in Utah, Florida, Ohio, or San Diego County, please look for our other courses for those areas. This course is not recognized for certification in Washington State, Oregon, or Clark County/Southern Nevada Health District, but is useful in preparing for the SNHD Test, and is valid in other parts of Nevada.

Program Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define food safety and its goals, benefits, impact, proper adherence, critical control points, and recall requirements.
  2. Recall biohazards, symptoms and causes of common foodborne illnesses, identify spoilage signs and causes.
  3. Identify three types of contamination, explain how food becomes hazardous, and recognize how to preserve food.
  4. Understand time, temperature, and control with relation to food handling and how to properly take the temperature of food and maintain the temperature while storing food.
  5. Discuss personal hygiene importance and practices, and food handling practices and techniques.
  6. Understand procedures for acquiring and receiving food, considerations for meat and poultry, and proper food storage.
  7. Identify both proper and improper cleaning and sanitizing procedures and implications.
  8. Identify signs and eradication procedures for pest infestation.

Certificate Requisites:

In order to successfully obtain a Certificate for this course, you must effectively complete each lesson and pass the final exam at the end of the course. The lessons will cover material that ensure that the program learning outcomes are met.

The course requires a minimum 90–minute participation time to be eligible to take the final exam. Our system will restrict access to the final exam until this time participation requirement is met.

There will be a total of 45 questions covered in this final exam with a 70% passing score necessary for successful completion.

The passing of the exam is necessary to have successfully completed the course and to earn your certificate. Should you fail the exam the first time, you will be given another attempt to pass the exam. A second exam failure will result in you having to retake the course before attempting the assessment again.

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Qualifications of Content Personnel:

The course content was developed by a former Senior Executive who had a long tenure at one of the world’s largest publisher which also provides educational content and educational technology platforms.

The content has been updated over time through the help of individuals who are currently employed in the Restaurant & Food Safety industry at Senior-Level Executive roles as well as those who are involved in the Higher Education industry.


Upon successfully completing this course, your certificate will enable you to show proof of training to obtain further licensing if necessary. In many States, this certificate is not the actual Food Handler License, so you must always check with your local Health Department in charge of issuing these.

Changes to Program:

All changes to the program shall be communicated via email to all applicable stakeholders. Any upcoming changes to the program shall also be communicated here.

What is Food Manager Certification?

A Food Manager Certification is designed for mid-level or experienced professionals in the food service industry, such as restaurant managers, produce managers, c-store managers, etc.

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Food Manager Certification:

A Food Manager Certification is designed for mid-level or experienced professionals in the food service industry, such as restaurant managers, produce managers, c-store managers, etc. With the Food Manager Certification Exam there are no required courses or training requirements leading up to the exam (unless jurisdiction requirements stipulate otherwise). The learner is assessed based on their knowledge of a set of concepts.

Upon successfully passing the exam, the learner will earn their Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) designation (or CFP). This acronym can be added to the individual's name. The certification is valid for a period of three to five years. At the end of the certification period, recertification will be required.

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Arizona Food Handler Training Certificate


Our courses are offered 100% online so you can obtain your food handler training in a simple, cost-effective and hassle-free way. This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to safely handle food in your establishment.

Why Choose Learn2Serve?

  • ANSI ASTM Accredited
  • Learn2serve.com – Approved Provider #0975
  • Valid for 3 Years
  • 2 Hour Training Courses
  • Affordable and Hassle Free
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Print and Download Certificate Online
  • Online chat and toll free phone support


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* Indicates course duration. This course is not for credit hours.

*Regulations in your state may vary, please check with your local authority for additional information.

Arizona Learn2Serve Food Handler Training Certificate Program

Quick, Mobile and Affordable

Get your food handler training quickly with the two-hour Arizona Food Handler Training Certificate Program.

Food safety training can be a requirement depending on county regulations. Now, you can get that training and an Arizona Food Handlers License for an affordable price.

The course comes in a mobile-friendly format. So, you can take it anywhere and anytime as long as you have the means to access the internet.

The ANSI-accredited Arizona Food Handlers Card

Some counties require food handlers to take training and a certificate from an ANSI-accredited provider. This certificate must, then, be presented to the local health authority and a corresponding fee must be paid.

If a food handler card is required of workers in restaurants and non-restaurant facilities in AZ. The Arizona Food Handlers Certificate program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is compliant to counties in Arizona that require an AZ food handler’s card.

An Overview of Techniques and Food Safety Issues

The Arizona Food Handler Training Certificate program provides an overview of food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment. Food handlers will understand better how to handle food to reduce risks, improve safety and cut cost.

The activities, animations and quizzes included in this two-hour course will keep you engaged. The Arizona Food Handler Training Certificate program is compatible with all mobile devices.

State Requirement

This course is approved throughout the entire State of Arizona and meets the American Society for Testing and Materials Standard E2659–09.

However, requirements, renewal periods, and associated health department fees will vary from county/city to county/city. It is advised to check with your local governing health department to obtain this info – http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/2r/bills/hb2436h.pdf

The Food Handler Certificate Training Course must be completed within the time period required by the County and the certificate must be renewed as required by the County.

State Approved Arizona Food Handler Course – All Counties

This course is a basic review of food safety practices for food service employees. This course is recommended for all food industry employees, which can assist employees in the implementation of safe food handling practices at their food establishment. All students must present their completion certificate to their local health authority and must pay the required fees associated with registration at their local authority. THE COURSE FEE DOES NOT COVER ANY FEES ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT.