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 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. Many employers require 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:

Time Requirement

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

Course Topics

The Food Handler Class is presented in seventeen (17) separate sections which address the following topics:

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

Certificate of Completion

At course completion a certificate of completion will be instantly available for download and will be sent to you by email. The certificate can also be sent by email to the party that has required that you complete this Food Handler Class.

We guarantee that the certificate of completion will be accepted. If, for any reason, the certificate is not accepted, we will provide a full refund.