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Texas Food Handlers Card - What you need to know

A course for Food Handlers Card Texas - More information: This certification course is required to get a food handlers card or permit in Texas.

Taking this official course accredited through Texas Department of State Health Services will give you the certification needed. Who should get one? The Food Handlers Card Texas course is designed for anyone cooking or serving, as well as, for anyone working in a retail food or kitchen setting.

Why should I get one? Food handlers cards in Texas are a common requirement for the retail food setting. Food borne illness is relatively common and can affect many individuals in a short amount of time. It is important that you have the knowledge you need to serve safe food and keep these illnesses to a minimum.

How much does it cost? The cost of the course is $15.00. Discounted group rates are available. Please inquire using the form located under the Help Desk tab.

How long is the Food Handlers Card good for? Upon completion of the course, you can print your card that will be valid for two years. You can login and print this at anytime.

What topics does the online course cover? The online course covers topics dealing with personal hygiene, cross contamination, time and temperature abuse.

What is the length of the online course? The online course is made up of six small easy to read sections, three interactive activities, and has some posters and handouts you can print off.

Is the course offered in Spanish? Yes, the Food Handlers Card Texas course is offered in both English and Spanish.

Where can I get the Texas food handlers card? The course and card is accessible online any time, from any location, seven days a week. First create an Extension Online account. Then enroll in the course. Please contact us if you have any questions about this course or about the discounted group enrollment options.

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Texas Food Handler's Course