You’ve finally landed that coveted summer job at your favorite fast food restaurant. Or perhaps you’re starting out waiting tables at a classy new cafe in the city. Maybe you’re starting a new chapter of your life, rolling out plans to finally open your own food truck. The summer sun is shining; all is well in the world. There’s just one thing nagging in the back of your mind. You need to complete your food handler training before you can proceed with your dream job.
You may be thinking, “I’ve been cooking for myself since I moved out on my own. What more do I need to learn? Can’t I just take some test online and move on with my life?” Although you could take the food handler test without going through an entire training course, watching the entire course will help prepare you to pass the test. Cooking for yourself and cooking for others can be very different, and it’s important to understand the food preparation laws in your specific area.
Food safety training requirements
Different health departments around the country have slightly different food safety requirements in order to protect consumers from foodborne illness. Many jurisdictions require that food workers have a current food handler card. Others only recommend it. There are even some states and counties that require a food handler card and have special rules about what the food handler training and test should include. For example, the state of California requires food handler training to be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Whatever the legal requirements in your area, StateFoodSafety is here to provide high-quality, easy-to-use, and even fun training courses. Each training course is customized to meet local requirements, making StateFoodSafety a leading food safety training provider. Our training is approved in more jurisdictions than any other provider in the industry.
How long does it take to get a food handler card?
The most challenging part about obtaining food safety certification is having to put time in to earn it. Imagine the hassle in seeking out a location that offers the training. You may have to research whether the course meets your local health department requirements, spend time on the phone learning about the course, and then go through a complicated sign-up process.
Next, there’s the matter of taking time out of your day to take the training and test. In a traditional classroom setting, you have to drive to the class location and sit through the training, all the while straining to stay awake. If you’re a manager, you might have to coordinate a large, inconvenient, and costly meeting with multiple employees to train them simultaneously.
When you get your card online, you could have your card in hand in as little as two hours! StateFoodSafety’s food handlers training course is offered 100% online so you can complete it from the comfort of your home or at your workplace. At the end of the training is the food handlers test that allows you to immediately apply what you’ve learned. After you pass, you’ll immediately get the food handler card you need for your job.
Food handlers training that’s convenient, interactive, and enjoyable
StateFoodSafety’s training includes memorable animated stories and role-play activities. The course is designed to give you hands-on food safety experience. We want to give you the best experience possible in earning your food handler card.
All of this is accomplished on one easy-to-use platform. If you’re a food manager, you can conveniently train multiple employees using our group purchase system without the hassle of expensive travel and intensive planning.
In addition, after you finish your training, you can review food safety information anytime by returning to our website. We have hundreds of free training tips, articles, and other resources you can use to review material and improve your workplace.
Starting a new job or opening your own business shouldn’t cause you an unnecessary headache. Let us simplify your food safety training.
— Calvin Clark