This food handler safety certificate course focuses on safe food preparation and handling techniques and is intended for anyone that works in food preparation, storage, or service.
The course content is based on the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code. Upon completion of the course, you can immediately print your food handler certificate and wallet card.
This Food Handler Safety Training course was developed by Diversys Learning specifically for Food Handlers. This course is accredited by ANSI and is accepted by the state of California*.
*See excluded counties below
Food Handler Safety - Course Features
Our food handler safety course is an online interactive training program. The course has full audio narration but also printed text in case you do not have speakers. Training is available 24x7.
Works on Computers, Tablets & Mobile Phones:
Our training course work on all devices including: smart phones, tablets, laptops, and PCs. If needed, you can conveniently switch back and forth between your phone (or tablet) and your computer, while taking the online course.
This course is about 1.5 hours long. Once you start your course, you can train at your own pace. You can log in and out of your training account but your place in the course will be saved. You will have 1 year to complete your course.
Printable Food Handler Card:
After successfully completing this course & passing the final exam you will be able to immediately print your official certificate.
100% Pass Guarantee:
We offer a 100% pass guarantee, which means if you fail the final exam, you will be enrolled for a new course at no charge.
This online course does not provide any continuing education units or academic credits.
Food Handler Safety Course - Learning Objectives
This food handler certificate course will teach you the importance of safe food handling as well as how to properly clean and sanitize your establishment.
This course consists of seven units of instruction with a test your knowledge quiz at the end of each unit. There is a 40 question multiple choice final exam which requires a passing score of 70%. Click on each unit button below to view the topics for the intended learning objectives in that unit.
Risk Factors of Foodborne Illness due to Food Preparation
Hazards Associated with Foodborne Illness
Key Definitions and Terms
Unit 1: Test Your Knowledge
Unit 2 - Personal Health and Hygiene
Importance of Hygiene and Proper Handwashing
Techniques for Effective Handwashing
Proper Clothing and Attire
Symptoms and Steps to Take When Employees may be Ill
Unit 2: Test Your Knowledge
Unit 3 - Time and Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods
Definition of TCS Foods
Temperature Danger Zones
Proper Food Receiving and Storage Techniques
Unit 3: Test Your Knowledge
Unit 4 - Food Preparation
Proper Food Thawing and Safe Preparation Methods
Correct Cooking Temperatures and Times for Different Foods
Proper Food Holding Procedures
Proper Food Cooling Techniques
Correct Reheating Methods
Unit 4: Test Your Knowledge
Unit 5 - Cross Contamination
Importance of Cross Contamination
Appropriate Controls to Prevent Cross Contamination
Symptoms of a Food Allergy Reaction and Steps to Take
Common Foods that Cause Allergic Reactions
Unit 5: Test Your Knowledge
Unit 6 - Cleaning and Sanitizing
Proper Techniques for Cleaning and Sanitizing
Where and When to Clean and Sanitize
Proper Use of a 3-Compartment Sink
Unit 6: Test Your Knowledge
Unit 7 - Pest Control
Primary Pests that are a Source of Food Contamination
Indications of Pests and Actions to Take
How to Prevent Pests at your Establishment
Unit 7: Test Your Knowledge
40 Multiple Choice Questions
70% Passing Score Required
ANSI Food Handler Card
Your food handler card is available to print or save immediately after you complete the course. It will be emailed to the email address on file and is also accessible by logging into your account
Your printable certificate includes 3 parts: a Certificate of Completion, a wallet card, and a part for your employer to keep on file.
Your certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of completion in the state of California.
ANSI Food Handler Safety - California Recognized Training
This Food Handler Safety course is ANSI accredited and accepted in California in all counties EXCEPT:
San Bernardino County**
San Diego County**
**Please contact the county health department for further information.
ANSI Food Handler Safety Course Accreditation
This Food Handler Training certificate program is accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) against the ASTM E2659 standard. Our approval number is 1267.
View Diversys Learning Inc's ANSI Accredited courses here.
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