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Maryland Food Handler Training

Maryland Food Handler Training
Certificate Valid For:  3 years
Available Languages:  English, Spanish, Mandarin
Completion Time:  45 minutes

Course Overview


About This Course

Essential Food Handler Training: Maryland Edition

Unlock the gateway to safe food handling in Maryland with our online training course!

About This Course:

  • Meet Regulatory Standards:

    • Fulfill employer and local health department requirements for food handling in Maryland.

  • County-Specific Compliance:

    • Ensure you're up to code by checking your county's specific regulations regarding the essential food handler's card.

  • Highly Recommended Training:

    • Embrace a training program highly recommended for all food service professionals across Maryland.

Upon Course Completion, You'll Be Equipped To:

  • Identify factors leading to foodborne illnesses and allergic reactions.

  • Implement effective measures for preventing food and surface contamination.

  • Recognize symptoms and illnesses warranting communication with a supervisor.

  • Master time and temperature control measures during food handling.

  • Establish and maintain a hygienic environment for both food preparation and service.

Enroll now to elevate your food handling expertise and ensure a safer, healthier dining experience for all! #FoodSafety #MarylandFoodHandlers #OnlineTraining

Course Facts

Maryland Food Handler Training: Your Gateway to Safe Practices

  • Embark on a journey to food safety excellence with our comprehensive online training course tailored for Maryland!

Course Facts:

  • What You'll Achieve:

    • Maryland Food Handler Training Certificate, recognized by employers and local health departments.
  • Renewal Requirement:

    • Stay compliant with a hassle-free renewal every 3 years.
  • Time Investment:

    • Dive into the content at your convenience with a 45-minute duration.
  • Learning Type:

    • Experience the flexibility of 24/7 availability and 100% online training.
  • Course Structure:

    • Navigate the course at your pace, and enjoy the convenience of saving progress as you go.
  • Stay Current:

    • Access the latest industry insights with up-to-date and relevant course content.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and certification essential for safe and responsible food handling practices in Maryland. Enroll now to elevate your skills effortlessly! #FoodHandlerTraining #MarylandCertification #OnlineSafetyCourse

Topics Covered

  1. The Need for Food Safety Training.
  2. Foodborne Illness: An Overview.
  3. Biological Food Contamination.
  4. Cross-Contamination and Food Allergies
  5. Chemical and Physical Contamination.
  6. Employee, Health, and Food Safety.
  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

Elevate your expertise with our comprehensive Food Handler Course!

Embark on a journey of culinary excellence and safety with our comprehensive course. Upon completion, you'll be armed with essential skills to elevate your food handling expertise. Here's what awaits you:

Identify Food-Related Health Risks:

  • Gain insights into how food can lead to illnesses or trigger allergic reactions.
  • Develop a heightened awareness of potential risks, ensuring a safer culinary environment.

Prevent Food Contamination:

  • Master techniques to prevent the contamination of food and the surfaces it touches.
  • Implement best practices that safeguard against harmful agents, ensuring the highest standards of hygiene.

Recognize and Communicate Health Concerns:

  • Acquire the ability to recognize symptoms or illnesses that require immediate attention.
  • Learn effective communication strategies to promptly inform supervisors, promoting a proactive and responsive workplace culture.

Implement Time and Temperature Control:

  • Navigate the intricacies of time and temperature control measures in food handling.
  • Ensure precision and adherence to guidelines, preventing the risk of foodborne illnesses.

Maintain Hygiene Throughout:

  • Cultivate an environment of impeccable hygiene during both food preparation and service.
  • Uphold the highest standards, ensuring a safe and inviting space for culinary excellence.

Your Certificate, Your Gateway.

Regulatory Information

In Maryland, it is recommended to undergo food handler training to align with the food safety initiatives of the Maryland Department of Health. Employers are obligated to provide training in safe food handling and preventing foodborne illnesses, making food handler training a valuable asset for job seekers.

It's important to be aware that certain cities or counties may impose more rigorous requirements than the state. To ensure compliance with the obligations of a food handler in your specific jurisdiction, it is advisable to inquire with your city/county or employer.


Q: Is there a prerequisite for the Maryland Food Handler Training course?

No prerequisites required! Maryland Food Handler Training welcomes all without mandatory prerequisites.

Q: What are the Maryland Food Handler Training requirements?

  1. Course: Dive into the course, achieving an impressive 70 percent or better.

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

Immerse yourself in 1 Orientation and 1 enriching lesson.

Q: How do I access my final exam?

Access to the final exam is granted once you have successfully completed each lesson in sequential order.

Q: When does my course expire?

Courses remain active for 180 days from the date of your enrollment. Your access to the course will cease after this 180-day period. If you do not earn your Course Certificate of Achievement within 180 days of enrolling, your course access will expire. You will receive two reminder emails about the impending expiration of your course access.

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: How soon can I expect to receive my certificate of completion?

Upon successfully passing your final exam, you can instantly download your Certificate of Achievement. Certain jurisdictions may issue their own physical certificate, which will be sent to the address you specified during your course enrollment.

Q: Who wrote the content for your course?

Crafted by a PHD in Education, in collaboration with a subject matter team from industry, academic, and regulatory backgrounds. Continuously updated with insights from restaurant and food industry experts, as well as higher education professionals. 📚👩‍🍳 #MarylandFoodHandler #CulinaryExcellence #FoodSafetyMatters