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Texas Food Handler Training

Texas Food Handler Training
Certificate Valid For:  2 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

🌟 Elevate Your Culinary Career in Texas with Our Online Food Safety Training Course! 🍽

Attention, Texas food enthusiasts! Seize the opportunity to excel in your food handling skills by completing our essential safety training online. Tailored to meet the requirements of both employers and local health departments, this course is your key to culinary success.

Why Choose Our Texas Food Safety Training?

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

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 that require 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 Texas - enroll in our online training course today! 🎓🔥 #TexasFoodSafety #CulinaryExcellence #OnlineTrainingSuccess

Course Facts

🌟 Unlock Your Success in Texas County, WV with Our Food Handler Training Course! 🍽

Discover the key ingredients to a thriving culinary career in Texas County, WV with our comprehensive Food Handler Training Course. Here's what awaits you:

  • 📜 Texas County, WV Food Handler Training Certificate: Your passport to excellence in the culinary world.
  • 🔄 Renewal Requirement: Stay on top of your game with a simple renewal every 3 years.
  • ⏱ Duration: Invest just 1.5-2 hours to elevate your skills and knowledge.
  • 🌐 Learning Type: Accessible 24/7; Dive into the flexibility of 100% online training at your convenience.
  • 🚗 Course Structure: Learn at your own pace and effortlessly save progress as you journey through the course.
  • 🔄 Course Updates: Rest easy knowing that our content is always up to date and reflects the latest industry standards.

Prepare yourself for success in the culinary arena by enrolling in our Food Handler Training Course. Start your journey today and embrace a future filled with culinary excellence! 🎓🔥 #TexasCountyWV #FoodHandlerTraining #CulinaryExcellence

Topics Covered

Lesson 1: 
The Need For Food Safety Training

Lesson 2: Foodborne Illness: An Overview

Lesson 3: Biological Food Contamination

Lesson 4: Cross-Contamination and Food Allergies

Lesson 5: Chemical and Physical Contamination

Lesson 6: Hygiene, Health, and Food Safety

Lesson 7: Purchasing and Receiving Foods

Lesson 8: Storing Food and Supplies

Lesson 9: Preparing, Cooking, and Serving Food

Lesson 10: Cleaning and Sanitizing

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 Texas Health Department Approved and ANAB accredited.

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 mandatory prerequisites for the Texas Food Handler Certificate Training course!

Q: What are the Texas Food Handler Certificate 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 Texas Food Handler Certificate 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 Texas 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.

Equip yourself with knowledge and skills to excel in food safety! 🍴🎓Enroll now and enhance your skills with the Texas Food Handler Certificate Course. Your culinary journey begins here! #FoodHandlerCertification #CulinaryJourney #FoodSafetyMatters 🏆

Q: How do I obtain a card?

  1. COURSE: You must take a course (meeting the specifications for courses as outlined in the law).
  2. ASSESSMENT (hereinafter referred to as "test"): You must take a test of 40 questions and pass with a score of 70 percent or higher. There are several providers who may offer the course. However, the test and food handler card must be issued from a certification organization that is authorized by the jurisdiction.

Q: What is our organization's mission statement?

TAP Series is a leading provider of online food safety courses. Our mission to provide training and certificates through our unique teaching process which allows for a real-time uninterrupted learning experience by using colorful graphics, animations, full motion video, audio and interactive learning exercises. Major university studies show TAP Series courses are so simple to use that people with virtually no computer experience use them easily. Educators appreciate the TAP Series' exceptional self-paced and self-teaching courses. The quality of these courses qualifies them for course credit while reducing already over-taxed time and facilities at many universities. TAP Series is an online educational company. We have a 21 plus year history of providing exceptionally high quality courses and content. Our courses have been taken by Fortune 500 companies, universities, colleges, government, military, and individual students. Our vision is to provide exceptionable high quality learning that is affordable and flexible, while reaching the food handler audience.

Q: What is the purpose of this certificate?

The certificate’s program purpose is for a food handler to successfully complete the food handler training course and examination to obtain a Food Handler Card. The food handler course is an Internet based course that teaches the six areas required by the Food Code.

Q: What are the conditions of use?

As a food worker, you have an important role in food safety. The law requires you to be trained in food safety and to pass a test that shows you understand how to keep food safe. A student can communicate that they completed the course with this certificate. The proper use and interpretation of the certificate is for a food worker to provide a copy of the certificate to your employer and you can interpret that you have met the law.

Q: What type of training is offered for restaurants?

Food handler courses with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval can be found on the ANSI website at:
The course and assessment can be completed online, 24 hours/day and does not need to be monitored by an instructor. Upon passing the assessment, the certificate is immediately available to print. A local health department that has a Department approved training program may provide training for restaurants. In addition, any business with a training program approved in another state prior to August 27, 2013, may provide training if registered with the Department.

Q: Is my food handler card valid anywhere in the state?

A food handler card is valid in most of the state. Consult with the local enforcement agencies to obtain information on their local food handler programs and requirements.

Q: I have a food handler card issued from another state. Are food handler cards from other states compliant with the Food Handler Card Law?

No. Other state’s food handler cards are not valid in state.

Q: I am a restaurant manager and have a valid Manager’s Food Safety Certification pursuant to existing state law. Do I need a food handler card?

No. Anyone who holds a valid Manager’s Food Safety Certification doesn’t need a food handler card. However, if you’re a manager without the Manager’s Food Safety Certification and you are a food handler, you’ll need a food handler card.

Q: I’m interested in working in the restaurant business but don’t have a food handler card yet. Do I need to obtain one prior to employment in a restaurant?

You must obtain a food handler card within 30 days of hire.

Q: Is my employer responsible for paying for my food handler card course and test under the new law?

No. The Food Handler Card Law does not require employers to pay for the food handler’s training and test. The food handler card is the property of the restaurant employee, which allows the employee to change jobs without having to obtain a new food handler card.

Q: I just obtained a food handler card for my current restaurant employer. However, what if I get a new job in another restaurant, do I need to take the test again?

No. A food handler card is issued to the individual food handler and can be used wherever the food handler works, whether it is a new restaurant or multiple restaurants concurrently. The only exception would be counties with pre-existing local food handler programs. Consult with the local enforcement agencies in each county to obtain information on their local food handler programs and requirements.

Q: Do volunteers who serve food at soup kitchens, food banks or volunteer run restaurants have to have a food handler card?

No, volunteers are not required to obtain a food handler card. The law only applies to food handlers who are "hired" by subject food facilities. Food handlers who work in a food facility on a regular basis and benefit financially from the business are not considered volunteers (e.g., family members/owners).

Q: How quickly will I get my certificate of completion?

Once you finish your course and pass any required exams, you can print your certificate of completion right away.

Q: What can I do if I lose my certificate of completion?

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

Q: What are the system requirements for the course?

You can find more information about the system requirements for our course in our knowledge base.

Q: What are an employer’s responsibilities under the Food Handler Card Law?

The law requires employers to maintain records satisfactory to the local enforcement officer documenting that each food handler employed by the food facility possesses a valid food handler card, and shall provide those records to the local enforcement officer upon request. Failure to maintain records that all food handlers meet the requirements of the Food Handler Law would constitute a violation of the state law, which may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor. An example of acceptable records would be to maintain copies of the employees’ food handler cards at the food facility.

Q: What documentation is the employer required to keep?

Under this law, employers are responsible for maintaining records documenting that each food handler employed by them possesses a valid food handler card. These records must be provided to the local enforcement officer upon request. An example of proper documentation would be for the employer to maintain copies of the food handlers’ cards on file and have them available upon request by the health inspector.

Q: How do employers know which employees need a food handler card?

Most restaurant positions are subject to the Food Handler Card Law. Food handlers are defined as individuals involved in the preparation, storage or service of food in a food facility. However, certain statutory exemptions may exist including food handlers in: temporary food facilities, certified farmers’ markets, commissaries, grocery stores (including convenience stores), licensed health care facilities, mobile support units, public and private school cafeterias, restricted food service facilities, retail stores where a majority of sales are from a pharmacy, certain food facilities with approved in-house food safety training, food facilities subject to a collective bargaining agreement, food handlers. Food Handlers should consult with their local health agency.

Q: What processes are involved in accessing and appealing Food Handler Training results?

?Click here to read about Food Handler Training Results and Appeals.

Q: What measures are in place to protect the privacy of Food Handlers, and where can I find more information about your organization's privacy policy regarding this matter?

Click here to read about our Food Handler privacy policy.

Click here to read about our Food Handler privacy policy (Spanish).