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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.

Conclusion:

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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California Food Handler Training Certificate

 

A food handler card means a California food handler card that complies with SB 303 and does not apply to food handler cards issued by the counties of Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego, which are exempt from the law based on having a previous food handler program in place.

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CA Food Handler Training Course

Fast, Affordable, and Mobile

Complete your food handler training in a few quick and easy steps. Take the two-hour Learn2Serve California Food Handler Training Certificate program.

For a budget-friendly price, you can start on the food safety training required for all food handlers in California.

Its mobile-friendly format enables you to complete this program anywhere with an internet connection.

The California Department of Public Health Food Handler’s Card

The state of California recommends that individuals work in restaurants and non-restaurant facilities to complete food handing training. A California food handler card is valid everywhere in California except in Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties which have pre-existing local food handler card programs. Consult with the local enforcement agencies in each of these counties to obtain information on their local food handler programs and requirements. Once you have finished your course, you may print out your certificate of completion. This certificate will serve as your California Food Handler’s Card that qualifies you to work in the food service industry in CA.

An Overview of Food Safety Issues and Techniques

The Learn2Serve California Food Handler Training Certificate program provides you with an overview of regulations, food safety issues, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment. Food handlers will understand how the laws of food handling can reduce risks, improve safety, and lower costs.

This two-hour course will keep you engaged with its animations, activities, and quizzes. The California Learn2Serve Food Handler Training Certificate program is compatible with any mobile device that can access the internet.

FAQ’s on Certified Food Handler Card in California

What are Food Handler Cards?

Food handler cards are the permits food handlers in most states, including California, must earn to handle food that is served to the public. Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego are exempt because they have previous food handler programs in place.

What is Required to Get a Food Handler Card?

Food handlers are required to obtain a food handler card after taking a food safety training course and passing an assessment with a score of 70 percent or higher. Most positions in restaurants are subject the California Food Handler Card law.

After completion, you’ll receive a certificate of completion, which will serve as your California Food Handler’s Card that qualifies you to work in the food service industry. California Food Handler Card is valid for 3 years.

Why are Food Handler Cards Required?

State departments of health are concerned with maintaining and protecting public health. Food establishments have a serious responsibility to safely provide food to their customers. There are many ways in which diners can be sickened, including improper storage and temperatures, hygiene lapses, and cross contamination.

What is the Best Way to Complete Food Handler Training?

The most efficient and convenient way to take food handler training is with online courses. eLearning is quick, affordable, and mobile. You can easily finish the required education anytime you want anywhere you have an internet connection.

State Requirements

This ANSI accredited course is approved and meets SB 602 enacted into law in 2010 and SB 303 in 2011, Health and Safety Code 113790 et seq., “California Food Handler Card”

  • Law requires all food handlers in the state of California have a California Food Handler Card. New hires have 30 days from the date of hire to obtain a card.
  • To earn a California Food Handler Card, food handlers need to pass a food handler test with a minimum score of 70 percent.
  • SB 303 bill makes technical changes to the Food Handler Card Law and requires training providers to be accredited through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
  • A California Food Handler Card can be obtained from any organization with an ANSI accredited food handler program.
  • This ANSI accredited course is approved throughout the entire state of California, except in the counties of Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego. Food handlers who work in Riverside, San Bernardino or San Diego counties need to obtain a county–specific food handler card because those three counties have preexisting local food handler programs. However, if an employee works in San Diego, Riverside or San Bernardino counties, as well as an establishment outside those counties, they also will need a California food handler card as it is required in all the other counties in the state.