About the online Food Handler Class

You have likely found this course because of a requirement by an employer to complete a Food Handler Class. This course has been designed to meet the Food Handler training requirement. This program contains meaningful content informed by standards, information, and data published by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and State Public Health Departments. Employers must ensure that their workers complete this training on initial assignment, at least every two years thereafter, and when new or modified tasks or procedures may increase the need for handling food.

The Food Handler Class may also be known by one of the following names:

The Food Handler Class is offered as a (1) hour program. A timer will be provided to help you keep track of the time spent within the course. You may stop and start the Food Handler Class as often as you'd like and your progress will be saved. The entire Food Handler Class can be completed online. You are not required to call a staff member or visit an office to complete the program.

The Food Handler Class is presented in 15 separate sections which address the following topics:

  1. Purchasing Foods
  2. Receiving Foods
  3. Storing Food and Supplies
  4. Food Preparation
  5. Thermometers
  6. Health Hazards
  7. Personal Hygiene
  8. Foodborne Illness
  9. Biological Food Contamination
  10. Microorganisms
  11. Cleaning and Sanitizing
  12. Food Establishment Design
  13. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point System (HACCP)
  14. Pest Control
  15. Resources and References

At course completion a certificate of completion and wallet card will be instantly available for download and sent to you by email. If you provide your employer's information, the certificate and wallet card will also be sent to your employer immediately by email.