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Virginia Food Handler Training

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

Course Overview

Tap Series provides online food handler training. Food handler training is optional in most areas and this course provides excellent food worker training to teach the important principles of food safety to food handlers. Your local regulatory agency may have additional requirements. Please contact your local regulatory agency for more information.

Portions of the full certification training that only apply to food handlers who do not need to take an exam.

This training is a general food handler course. If your local health department requires a food handler card, you will need to take that course. Before purchasing this course, check to see if another course is offered for your jurisdiction.

This course takes approximately one hour to complete and, upon successful completion, provides a printable food handler certificate. This certificate is good for up to three years.

This course is not to prepare workers to take a certification exam. The course to study for the certification exam is Food Safety Manager Certification Training.

About This Course

🌟 Elevate Your Culinary Skills in Virginia with Our Online Food Safety Training Course! 🍽

Unleash your potential in the food industry by completing our essential safety training online, designed for food handlers in the beautiful state of Virginia. Whether you're striving to meet employer standards or aligning with local health department requirements, our course is your recipe for success.

Why Choose Our Virginia Food Safety Training?

  • ✅ Convenience: Access vital training online, seamlessly fitting into your schedule.
  • ✅ Compliance: Secure your essential food handler's card (verify regulations with your county).
  • 👍 Endorsement: Highly recommended for all food service professionals across the charming state of Virginia.

Upon Course Completion, You'll Master:

  • 🔍 Identification of how food can lead to illnesses or allergic reactions.
  • ⛔ Prevention of food and surface contamination.
  • 📣 Recognition of symptoms or illnesses requiring communication to a supervisor.
  • ⏳ Implementation of time and temperature control measures in food handling.
  • 🦃 Maintenance of a hygienic environment for flawless food preparation and service.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed for culinary excellence in Virginia – enroll in our online training course today! 🎓🍞 #VirginiaFoodSafety #CulinaryExcellence #OnlineTrainingSuccess

Course Facts

🌟 Unlock Your Culinary Potential with Our Virginia Food Handler Training Course! 🍽

Immerse yourself in culinary excellence with our streamlined Virginia Food Handler Training. Here's what awaits you:

  • 📜 Virginia Food Handler Training Certificate: Your passport to success in the vibrant food industry, recognized statewide.

  • 🔄 Renewal Requirement: Stay ahead in your career with a seamless renewal every 3 years.

  • ⏱ Duration: Invest just 45 minutes to gain essential skills, setting the stage for culinary mastery.

  • 🌐 Learning Type: Immerse yourself in the flexibility of 100% online training, accessible 24/7 to fit your busy schedule.

  • 🚗 Course Structure: Learn at your own pace, and seamlessly pick up where you left off – progress saved as you go.

  • 🔄 Course Updates: Stay at the forefront of industry standards with consistently updated and current course content.

Prepare yourself for culinary success – enroll in Virginia Food Handler Training today and embark on a journey to a thriving culinary career! 🎓🔥 #VirginiaFoodHandler #CulinaryExcellence #OnlineTrainingSuccess

Topics Covered

    The Need for Food Safety Training

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.

What You'll Learn

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

While it is advisable for individuals throughout Virginia to consider food handler training, specific counties or municipalities, particularly in the southeastern part of the state, have made it a mandatory requirement. Norfolk serves as one example of a locality where such training is obligatory.

To ensure compliance with the specific requirements in your area, it is essential to communicate with your local health department or employer. Recognize that there may be constraints on where you can receive accredited training, making it important to understand these rules before enrolling in a class.

Beyond adhering to local regulations, certain employers may necessitate a food handler's card as a verification of your understanding of food safety practices. Alternatively, in some cases, employers may prioritize candidates with a license, as this signifies one less on-the-job training topic they need to address.


Q: Is there a prerequisite for this course?

There are no mandatory prerequisites course requirements for the Virginia Food Handler Training course.

Q: What are the Virginia Food Handler Training requirements?

  1. Course: You must take the course and achieve a 70 percent or better.

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

There are 1 Orientation and 1 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, and 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. In such a case, you will need to repurchase the course to re-enroll. Should you choose to re-enroll and still not earn your course certificate within the subsequent 180 days; your registration will once again expire, necessitating another course purchase for re-enrollment. We will send you two reminder emails to inform you about the impending expiration of your course access. The first email will be sent 25 days after your enrollment if you have not completed the course, and the second email will be sent 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: 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. Please be aware that 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?

The content for course was written by a PHD in Education with collaboration of a subject matter team from industry, academic, and regulatory. Over time, we have updated the content with the help of restaurant and food industry experts, as well as individuals involved in higher education.