Texas Food Handler Certification

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  • 1 hour online course.
  • Printable certificate-valid for 2 years.
  • Mobile Friendly Course!
  • TDSHS Approved Training

Food Handler Certification

We offer food handler training in both English and Spanish. It takes about an hour to complete, there is no final exam, and you can immediately print your food handler card.

Food Handler Certification

Our food handler certification course has been approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services and meets all the requirements to get your food handler card.

Texas Food Handler Training

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Texas Food Handler - Course Features

Our online food handler safety course satisfies the requirements for food service and retail food industry workers to get their Texas food handler certification.

  • 2-Year Food Handler Certification

  • Self-Paced Training available 24/7

  • No Final Exam

  • Works on Computers, Tablets, and Phones

  • Print Your Food Handler Certificate Immediately

NOTE: Some local jurisdictions require additional registration and fees along with the food handler certificate you receive at the end of this course. Please contact your local health department to see if this is a requirement in your area.

Food Handler Certification - Course Outline

Our food handler training consists of an introduction and six lessons of instruction. There is not a test at the end of the course. Click on each lesson below to review the topics in that lesson.


Introduction to our Texas Food Handler Course

Lesson 1: Importance of Food Safety

Foodborne Illness
Foodborne Illness Risk Factors

Lesson 2: Personal Hygiene

Employee Illness
Handling Ready to Eat Foods

Lesson 3: Controlling Time & Temperature

Examples of TCS Foods
Temperature Danger Zone
Food Receiving and Storage
Cooking and Holding Hot Foods

Lesson 4: Preventing Cross Contamination

Safe Food Storage
Serving and Self-Service
Food Allergens

Lesson 5: Cleaning & Sanitizing

Cleaning vs. Sanitizing
Using 3 Compartment Sinks
Using Dishwashers

Lesson 6: Pest Control

Pest Control

No Final Exam

No Final Exam

Food Handler Certificate Delivery

Your food handler certificate is available to print or save immediately after you complete the course and it will be emailed to you. You can also login to your account at anytime to print or download your certificate.

If a printer is not available for you, there will be an option during checkout to receive a mailed certificate for an additional $5.

Renewing Your Food Handler Certificate

To renew your food handler Certification, you must complete the Texas food handler certification course again. The entire course must be taken every two years to renew your certificate.

TDSHS-Approved Training

Our online Texas Food Handler Safety course is provided by TrainingNow.com (license #66) and has been reviewed and approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services.