California Food Handlers Card
Are you considering a career in the restaurant industry in California? If you live in California and work in the food service industry, the California Department of Public Health requires you to have a California Food Handlers card. Having this card ensures you are fully compliant with California law. Additionally, all retail food facilities must have at least one Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM).
Responsible Training's California Food Handlers safety course was designed specifically for those who work in California and prepare, store or serve food in a retail food facility. The course covers all critical food handler safety topics, such as foodborne illnesses, food preparation, food storage, and food handling procedures.
HOW TO GET A RESPONSIBLE TRAINING FOOD HANDLERS CARD IN CA
To get your California Food Handler card, you must complete a food safety training course and pass an exam. After completing the food safety course and passing the exam, you will receive a Food Handler card, proving that you have been trained in food safety and handling food properly.
Please Note: The ANSI Food Handler course is accepted statewide in California EXCEPT in San Diego, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties. Responsible Training offers a separate course for San Diego. However, we do not currently offer training in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties at this time.
Flexible and Comprehensive Training for California Food Handlers
While there are many food safety training courses available to California Food Handlers, we believe our California Food Handler course is one of the top training courses of its kind. Our California Food Handler training provides comprehensive safety information to restaurant workers to help them follow best practices for food handling to keep customers safe.
In addition to including essential food safety education, Responsible Training's certificate program is easy to follow and features fun and interactive lessons to maximize engagement. Our California Food Handler classes may be accessed remotely and can be completed from anywhere, at any time. We aim to make our courses as convenient as possible, so you can fit the training into your hectic lifestyle and be fully prepared to serve food to customers safely.
Get Your California Food Handlers Card in Just a Few Hours
Our California Food Handler safety course includes just six lessons, each of which consists of a simple quiz to help you better comprehend the material and to help prepare you for the final exam. After completing each lesson and quiz, you must pass a 40-question, multiple-choice final exam and pass with a 70% or higher to achieve your California Food Handlers card.
Because the food handler safety course is easy to follow and designed to engage the student, some people find they can complete the course from start to finish in just a few hours. However, you have the option to take up to six months to complete all aspects of the course. It is ultimately up to you to decide how quickly you want or can complete the material, which many people find appealing.
Responsible Training's California Food Handler course costs just $9.99. Once you have acquired your California Food Handlers certificate, it is typically valid for three years. You may verify the validity of your California Food Handler certificate at any time.
At Responsible Training, we make getting your CA food handler certification as simple as possible. However, you might still have some questions about the process, so we have taken the time to answer common inquiries below.
WHY DO I NEED A CALIFORNIA FOOD HANDLER CARD?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually in the United States alone. Of those 48 million cases, 128,000 people are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. Aside from being a requirement to work in the food industry, a California Food Handlers card can also help you prevent foodborne illnesses by teaching you how to handle food safely.
DO I NEED AN ACTUAL CALIFORNIA FOOD HANDLER CARD TO BEGIN WORKING IN A RESTAURANT?
In most areas of California, once you have completed the lessons and passed the final exam, you will automatically be registered as having obtained a Food Handler certificate. Therefore, in most cases, you will not need a physical Food Handler card to show to your manager. However, we do recommend printing your card for your records. In some cases, your manager may want to keep your card on file, so it is good to have a physical card handy.
WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THE CALIFORNIA FOOD HANDLER TRAINING PROGRAM?
The California Food Handler training includes everything you need to know to comply with California food handling laws fully. Examples of the topics covered include how to prevent foodborne illness, the importance of hygiene in preventing foodborne illnesses, maintaining proper food temperatures, properly operating food equipment, properly sanitizing food handling areas, and appropriate procedures related to each of these topics.
The The ANSI Food Handlers Course for California course consists of six lessons and quizzes. The lessons are: