This online food handler 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 Handlers - Safety First Principles course was developed by National Registry of Food Safety Professionals for Food Handlers. This course is accredited by ANSI and is accepted by law in Illinois .
Illinois state law requires all food handlers to obtain a food handler certificate from an ANSI accredited provider within 30 days of employment.
This food handler safety course takes about 1 1/2 hours to complete and is available in English & Spanish with full audio narration.
Our training course works on all computer 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 course, and you will always be returned to your most recent progress. Once you create an account you can log in from any computer or mobile device and train any time, anywhere.
You have 6 months from enrollment to complete this course. You can log in and out of your training account and your place in the course will be saved.
After successfully completing this course and 40 question multiple choice final exam (you must get a 70% to pass), you will be able to immediately print your official certificate.
Disponible en español
Intended 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 an introduction, seven lessons, and a 40 question multiple choice final exam. Click on each lesson below to view the topics for the intended learning objectives in that lesson.
Lesson 2 - Contamination and Prevention of Illness
Causes of Contamination
Preventing Bacterial Contamination
Lesson 3 - Controlling Time and Temperature
How to Keep Food Out of the Danger Zone
Lesson 4 - Preparing and Presenting Food
Spoilage and Preservation
Delivery and Storage
Lesson 5 - Personal Hygiene
Cleaning and Sanitizing
Simple Safety Precautions
Lesson 6 - Pests
Pests and Pets
Lesson 7 - Preventing Problems
40 Multiple Choice Questions
Food Handler Certificate
Your food handler card is available to print or save immediately after you complete the course and it will be emailed to you. Your completion data will also be uploaded to National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.
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 Illinois .
Illinois Recognized Training
This National Registry of Food Safety Professionals food handlers course is ANSI accredited and accepted statewide in Illinois .