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California Food Handler Training

California Food Handler Training
Certificate Valid For: 3 years
Approximate Time: 1.5 - 2 hours
Compatible On: Computers, tablets, and smartphones.
Available Languages: English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese, American Sign Language
Price: $12.25
The Food Handler Training does not qualify in the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino. Those counties have their own local food handler programs.

This course is not for food handlers that work in San Diego County. To buy the San Diego Food Handler course, click here.

TAP Series provides this ANSI-accredited online Food Handler Training course which is approved for use in the State of California. It is easy to earn your food handler card.

What you need to do to earn your Food Handler Card:
  • Complete the lessons
  • Pass the exam with a score of 70% or greater
  • Print your food handler card

The term is 3 years, as stated in the law.

This course uses state-of-the-art programming and can be used on all computers, tablets and smartphones, without the need for any other downloads. Do not buy the Food Handler Training if you hold a valid Food Protection Manager Certification pursuant to current food safety law. Upon successful completion of your course and test, you will print your Food Handler Card.

  • There is no limit to how many times an employee may take the training.
  • Training is not transferable between individuals or employers.
  • Proof that a food handler has been trained must be available upon reasonable request by a State or local health department inspector and may be in an electronic format.

The Food Handler Training covers and assesses:

  • The relationship between time and temperature with respect to foodborne illness, including the relationship between time and temperature and micro-organisms during the various food handling preparation and serving states, and the type, calibration, and use of thermometers in monitoring food temperatures.
  • The relationship between personal hygiene and food safety, including the association of hand contact, personal habits and behaviors, and the food handler's health to foodborne illness, and the recognition of how policies, procedures, and management contribute to improved food safety practices.
  • Methods of preventing food contamination in all stages of food handling, including terms associated with contamination and potential hazards prior to, during, and after delivery.
  • Procedures for cleaning and sanitizing equipment and utensils.
  • Problems and potential solutions associated with temperature control, preventing cross-contamination, housekeeping, and maintenance.

TAP Series online Food Handler Training is approved for use in most of the State of California. The course and examination take approximately 2 hours to complete and, on successful completion of the course, provides the trainee with a downloadable certificate and handler card. The certificate is provided for the establishment and the card is for the employee. This course is not to prepare workers to take an ANSI Food Safety Manager Certification exam.

See California Food Handler Law SB303

See California Food Handler Law SB602

This course uses state-of-the-art programming and can to be used on all computers, tablets and smartphones, without the need for any other downloads.

Do not buy the Food Handler Training if you hold a valid Food Protection Manager Certification pursuant to current food safety law.

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