California Food Handler Training & Manager Certification
California Food Safety Training
  • Food Handler
  • Food Manager
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California Food Handler Training Cards

  • California Food Handler TrainingCalifornia Department of Public Health Approved
  • ANSI Accredited
  • Duration: 75 mins
  • Valid for 3 years
  • Take course anywhere and anytime
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Price: $7.00 

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California Food Manager Course & ANSI Certification

  • California Food Manager CertificationCalifornia Department of Public Health Approved
  • Course: 8hrs - Exam 1.5hrs
  • Take course anywhere and anytime
  • Course certificate upon completion
  • ANSI Exam scheduled at Test Center
  • Course: $85.00 - Exam: $55.00
  • Combo Special: $99.00 

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California Food Handler & Manager Requirements

  • California Food Handler Training
    California law requires all food handlers in the retail food service and hospitality industry - who are involved in the preparation, storage, or handling of food - obtain a California Food Handlers Card. Learn More

  • California Food Manager Certification
    California law requires that a person-in-charge or owner of a retail food establishment be a Certified Food Manager (CFM) as outlined in the California Health Code by successfully passing an ANSI-Accredited food safety certification exam. Learn More

Food Service Jobs are Vital to California’s Economy

Food service is an important driving force in California’s economy. Food service facilities provide jobs and build careers for thousands of people, and play a vital role in all communities throughout the state. Food service safety training is key to keep this economy growing.

According the National Restaurant Association, California has approximately 72,387 food and beverage serving locations, with an annual spend of greater than $82.2B and over 1,769,100 restaurant and food service jobs. California is expected to see 10% job growth over the next 10 years, well above the industry average. Source: National Restaurant Association - California Restaurant Industry at a Glance (PDF)

  • As of July 1, 2011, SB 602 requires, every California Food Handler who is involved in the preparation, storage, or service of food in a food facility has to take a California state-certified food handler course and pass an authorized test.
  • The SB 303 bill made technical changes to the Food Handler card Law that required training providers to be accredited through American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
  • Other requirements vary by city and county – specifically Riverside and San Bernardino County – which have local food handler card programs.
  • San Diego County recently approved changes to accept our Learn2Serve training.

Why is California Food Safety Training & Certification important?

California food safety is essential to operating a successful food service. The safety of the food supply is a responsibility shared by sellers, managers and handlers.

  • The top 3 causes of foodborne illness attributed to food preparation and service handlers are: poor personal hygiene, improper holding temperatures, and improper cooling procedures.
  • Since the majority of foodborne illnesses are attributed to food service handlers, and the top contributing factors are related to handlers behavior, the importance of the training food handlers receive is critical.