Food Handlers Course $9.99

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In Texas, obtaining a Food Handlers Certificate is simple. All you have to do is finish a training program and pass an exam to get a Food Handlers Card that is valid in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, or anywhere else in Texas.

This Food Handlers Course has been developed to meet the ANAB (ANSI National Accreditation Board) ANSI/ASTM E2659-18 standard practice for certificate programs requirements by training experts with the guidance of health department food safety officials, food management professionals and food handlers like you. It is periodically updated to stay current with food codes and to improve quality; learn about changes here.

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"The team at Responsible Training has been professional and helpful every step of the way. Getting al of the Managers at our 19 restaurants food safety certified has been a breeze. All of us at Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers in Houston look forward to working with Responsible Training in the future."

Clay Phillips
Director of Training
Freddy's Frozen Custard

"We've seen a significant positive response from our customers who find Responsible Training's courses enjoyable and user-friendly."

Anthony Spanel
City of Amarillo
Dept. of Environmental Health

"Responsible Training made learning about food safety engaging and practical. Understanding how to control germs and cook safely has been invaluable."

Rick Gauna
Food Safety Educators

"I loved how their exams used everyday language. It made the learning process much more straightforward and less intimidating."

Clay Phillips
Director of Training
Freddy's Frozen Custard

course overview

This course consists of 6 lessons and a final exam. The lessons are:

Lesson 1

Food Safety Basics

Lesson 2

Personal Hygiene

Lesson 3

Receiving and Storing Food

Lesson 4

The Danger Zone

Lesson 5

Sanitation, Cleaning and Maintenance

Lesson 6

Employee Health Status

Texas Food Handlers Details

Does the state of Texas require a food handlers certificate?

Texas Administrative Code Rule 228.33 requires that all food employees complete an ANSI-accredited training course within 60 days of getting hired.

Food employees, according to the TXDSHS, are those who deal with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food-contact surfaces. This can include fast-food joints, coffee shops, food trucks, bakeries, as well as brick-and-mortar restaurants and bars.

Give your employer a copy of your card once you've received it so they can keep it on hand. According to state law, your employer must keep a paper copy or electronic copy of your certificate of completion on the premises at all times.

Where can i find more information about food handlers certificate in Texas?

Secretary of State of Texas: The Texas Administrative Code, as well as other published versions of rules and regulations, can be found online.

Food safety, permits, and licensing are all controlled by the Texas Department of State Health Services, which focuses on public health.

Feel free to visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website or go to the Food Handler Education or Training Program for more information.


You may distribute physical and electronic copies of your Responsible Training Food Handlers Certificate to current and prospective employers, government agencies, or anyone else to demonstrate that you have met the requirements laid out in the ANAB (ANSI National Accreditation Board) ANSI/ASTM E2659-18 standard practice for certificate programs. According to this program, when referring to yourself as a certificate holder, you may say that you are a "Responsible Training Food Handler Certificate Recipient" or a "Holder of a Responsible Training Food Handler Certificate." You may not say that you are "certified," "certificated," "licensed," "registered," or "accredited.".

what jobs can i get in texas with a food handlers certification?

As previously stated, you can work in a variety of establishments with your Food Handlers Certificate. And there are multiple positions within each establishment. Texas' food and beverage business is one of the largest in the nation and is rapidly expanding.

According to the Texas restaurant Association, 1,344200 restaurant and food service jobs were available in 2019, accounting for 10% of total employment. More importantly, by 2029, that number is expected to increase by 15.2%.

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