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California Food Handler Training

California Food Handler Training
Certificate Valid For:  3 years
Available Languages:  English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Russian, Arabic
Completion Time:  1.5 - 2 hours

Course Overview

Skills You will Achieve: Food Safety Awareness, Cross-Contamination Prevention, Temperature Control, Safe Food Storage, Health Regulations.

About This Course

🍽 Mastering Food Safety in California: Your Key to Success!

🌐 Explore This Essential Course:

In California, elevate your food handling expertise with our comprehensive online safety training, tailored to meet the standards of both employers and local health departments. While not universally mandated, securing your food handler's card is essential (verify specific regulations with your county). This highly recommended training is a must for all individuals engaged in the dynamic field of food service across California.

🔍 Course Highlights:

  • Upon completion, you'll be equipped to:
    • ⛔ Identify Health Risks: Recognize how food can lead to illnesses or allergic reactions

    • Contamination Prevention: 🧠 Safeguard against the contamination of food and surfaces

    • Effective Communication:Identify symptoms or illnesses requiring communication to a supervisor

    • Precision in Handling: ⏱ Implement time and temperature control measures with precision

    • Hygienic Environments: 🌡 Maintain a hygienic environment for both food preparation and service

Empower yourself with knowledge that sets the standard in food service. Enroll today for a safer, more informed future! 🌟 #CaliforniaFoodSafety #OnlineTraining #SuccessInService

Course Facts

👉What youll get

  • Califronia Food Handler Training Certificate

📌Renewal Requirement

  • Every 3 years


  • 1.5-2 Hours

📚Learning Type

  • Avaiable 24/7; 100% online training

🖥Course Structure

  • At your own pace, saves progress as you go

📌Course Updates

  • ourse Content is up to date and current

Topics Covered

  1. The Need for Food Safety Training.
  2. Foodborne Illness: An Overview.
  3. Biological Food Contamination.
  4. Corss-Contamination and Food Allergies
  5. Chemical and Physical Contamination.
  6. Employee, Health, and Food Saftey.
  7. Purchasing and Receiving Foods.
  8. Storing Foods and Supplies.
  9. Preparing, Cooking, and Serving Food.
  10. Cleaning and Sanitizing.
  11. Examination

What You'll Learn

📚 What You'll Learn

📚 Elevate Your Food Safety Knowledge with TAP Series Food Handler Training! 🍴

Embark on a comprehensive learning journey with our Food Handler Training, designed to empower you with essential skills and insights. Here's what awaits you in this enlightening course:

🌵 Mastering Time and Temperature Dynamics:

  • Explore the intricate relationship between time, temperature, and foodborne illness.
  • Understand the impact of micro-organisms at various stages of food handling.
  • Gain proficiency in the calibration and effective use of thermometers to monitor food temperatures.

Fusing Personal Hygiene with Food Safety:

  • Establish a strong connection between personal hygiene and food safety.
  • Delve into the association of hand contact, personal habits, and behaviors with foodborne illness.
  • Recognize the crucial role of policies, procedures, and management in enhancing overall food safety practices.

Preventing Contamination at Every Stage:

  • Acquire methods to prevent food contamination across all food handling stages.
  • Familiarize yourself with terms linked to contamination and potential hazards.
  • Enhance your awareness of risks before, during, and after food delivery.

🦽 Mastery of Cleaning and Sanitizing Protocols:

  • Learn effective procedures for cleaning and sanitizing equipment and utensils.
  • Ensure a hygienic and safe food preparation environment.

🌐 Navigating Challenges in Temperature Control and More:

  • Identify problems associated with temperature control.
  • Develop potential solutions for preventing cross-contamination.
  • Understand best practices in housekeeping and maintenance for a seamless food handling process.

📜 Unlock a Wealth of Knowledge:

  • Comprehensive coverage of crucial aspects in food handling.
  • Practical insights into real-world challenges and their solutions.

🎓 Your Path to Certification: Upon completing the course, you'll not only gain a wealth of knowledge but also receive a certification that reflects your commitment to food safety. Elevate your skills, boost your confidence, and ensure a safer culinary environment.

🌟 Enroll Today for a Safer Tomorrow! Choose TAP Series for a transformative learning experience. Enroll now to access a wealth of knowledge and enhance your proficiency in food handling. Your journey to a safer tomorrow starts here! 🚀🍛

Regulatory Information

Our food handler training course is California Health Department Approved and ANAB accredited.

Attention Employers! New California Law SB 476, Effective January 1st, 2024 requires you to cover the cost of Food Handler Training for all employees.

New CA Food Handler Law (SB 476) effective January 1, 2024, mandates employers to cover the cost of mandatory Food Handler Card training for all restaurant employees. This includes course expenses and compensated time for completion at the regular hourly rate. SB 476 also requires employers to free employees from duties during training, to be completed within 30 days of hire. The law prohibits employers from making the food handler card a pre-employment requirement.

ASTM E2659 Certificate program purpose, scope, and intended learning outcomes in the course (Read more).

American National Standards Institute (ANAB) Headquarters

Tel: 202 293 8020

Fax: 202 293 9287

Address: 1899 L Street, NW 11th floor Washington, DC 20036

Website URL:

Please note that in some states the certificate of completion is not your actual food handler license. We recommend always double-checking with your employer and local health department for further licensing requirements.


Q: Is there a prerequisite for this course?

No hurdles to clear! The California Food Handler Certificate Training welcomes all, with no mandatory prerequisites or course requirements.

Q: What are the California Food Handler Training requirements?

  • Course: Master each lesson with a remarkable 70 percent or better,
  • Examination: Conquer the 20-question exam, securing a passing score of 70 percent or higher.

Q: When does my course expire?

Courses remain active for 180 days from the date of your enrollment. If you do not earn your Course Certificate of Achievement within 180 days of enrolling, your course access will expire. In such a case, you will need to repurchase the course to re-enroll. Two reminder emails will be sent, the first 25 days after enrollment and the second 30 days before the course's expiration date, if you have not completed the course. For more information about course expiration dates, please read our Terms of Use

Q: What is the procedure for requesting a refund for my course?

100% money back of the purchase price, or credit to your account, if returned within 30 days of enrollment, and if no more than lesson 1 has been studied for courses with more than one lesson.


  1. The Municipality Of Anchorage Food Handler course is NOT refundable.
  2. All courses with only one lesson if the lesson is completed are final sale and NOT refundable.
  3. Once you have earned a course certificate you are not eligible for a refund even if it is within the 30 days.

For more information about course expiration dates, please read our Terms of Use

Q: What can I do if I lose my Certificate of Achievement?

If you lose your Certificate of Achievement and need a new one, go to and click on Print Certificate.

Q: How many lessons are there in the California Food Handler Training Course?

Immerse yourself in a journey of knowledge with 10 enriching lessons and a final exam to solidify your expertise.

Q: Why Choose ANAB-Accredited Companies?

Rest easy knowing that ANAB-accredited companies meet the highest standards. The course content is standardized, covering cooking temperatures, fridge/freezer temperatures, bacterial multiplication, cleaning, and pest control, all aligned with the latest Government guidelines (FDA Food Code 2022).

Q: Is the TAP Series Food Handler Certificate different from ServSafe or others?

It's not different at all! TAP Series and ServSafe, both ANAB Accredited, bring you top-notch training. Many training providers, just like us, have earned the esteemed ANAB Accreditation.

Q: What's the Bottom Line?

While the chapter headings and order may vary, the core content is the same across all accredited providers. With TAP Series, you're not just getting a certificate; you're investing in excellence!

Q: Can I test out of the course?

No, in order to obtain your food handler card you must complete the course and pass the exam.

Q: Who wrote the content for your course?

Expertly crafted! The course content was written by a PHD in Education, collaborating with a subject matter team from industry, academic, and regulatory backgrounds. Regular updates ensure relevance and excellence.

Dive into the world of food handling education! 🍴🎓 #FoodHandlerTraining #CaliforniaFoodHandlerTraining 🏆

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