People working in the food handling industry including restaurants, bars, food trucks, hospitals, and more, serving food to the public, should have a Food Handler Certificate. This training is important for your job, including food preparation, cooking food, serving food, or cleaning where food is prepared or served.
Presenting a Food Handler Certificate lets employers know you have taken training and passed the minimum requirement of understanding food safety. Prospective employers can check the certificate status with the online system.
On your resume or at job interviews, you can call yourself a Responsible Training Food Handler Certificate Recipient. But, do not claim to be certified, licensed, registered, or accredited because these terms refer to a different program.
When the program is completed, you will understand the following things.
- The basic information about preventing food-borne illness. You will know how illness is spread through contaminated food and how unsafe practices can contaminate food.
- How important good hygiene is. How to prevent illness with good personal grooming, hand washing, and using protective equipment.
- Recognizing symptoms of communicable diseases and food-borne illnesses that may keep you from working and when you may need a doctor's approval to work with foods.
- How to accept and store food safely. When to reject food and how to safely store food to prevent contamination.
- How to control the temperature of food to prevent food-borne illness and how to measure and keep foods in safe temperature zones. How to safely cool, thaw, and reheat food.
- The correct methods to clean and sanitize to ensure a safe environment.
Our course is an online course. It has six lessons full of important information on a topic and then fun exercises. Each lesson has an optional voice-over that can read the lesson out loud. At the end of each lesson is a five question quiz that tests the student's understanding of the lesson. As one lesson is completed you go to the next lesson inline. When all six lessons and quizzes are completed, students need to take a final exam consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions. To receive your Food Handlers certificate, you need to pass the exam with a 70% or higher grade.
This course is designed to be taken at the student's own pace as long as it is completed within six months of registering. The classes and quizzes go quickly.
There are six easy-to-understand lessons in this program. Each of the six lessons contains important information about safe food handling. Each lesson is followed by a short quiz to test the student's understanding of the lesson. When the six lessons and quizzes are completed, there is a 40-question multiple-choice final exam to take. This exam must be passed with at least a 70% score to get the Food Handler certificate.