Food Handler Card

Food Handler Card

Food service workers are required to obtain a food handler card within 30 days of beginning work. The cost of the card is $10 and the card is valid for three years. Food handler cards issued in any county are valid throughout Oregon. If you have a valid food manager training certificate, it is accepted in lieu of a food handler card. Food handler cards issued in other states are not valid in Oregon.

How do I obtain a food handler's card?

You must successfully complete a state-approved food handler exam. You will need a score of 75 percent to pass the test.

How do I prepare for the test?

You may download a copy of the self-training manual. In the first few pages of this book, you will see the goals and outcomes that you will be tested on for your food handler certificate. Throughout this book you will find study questions that will help you get ready to take the test for the food handler certificate. At the end of the book is a practice test for you to take and see how you do. The manual is available in several languages.Where can I take the test?

Online:

Food handler's cards can be obtained online using a debit or credit card for payment from these following state-approved providers.

Classes are offered locally to help you learn everything you need to know to pass the test. The class and testing last about one hour and the cost is $10. All applicants are required to provide proof of identification.

 

 Astoria March 25, 2013
June 3, 2013
7 p.m.
Clatsop Community College
Main Campus
Astoria, OR 97103 
 Seaside February 25, 2013
7 p.m.
Clatsop Community College South County Center
1475 Roosevelt
Seaside, OR 97138
Spanish
Language
March 11, 2013
May 6, 2013
7 p.m.
Clatsop Community College South County Campus
1475 Roosevelt
Seaside, OR 97138
  Oct. 7, 2013
7 p.m.
Clatsop Community College
Main Campus
Astoria, OR 97103


Free Food Handler Class study manuals are available in advance for pickup at:

Clatsop Community College Seaside Campus and Clatsop County Health Department

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online here

 

In office:

If you are unable to access any of these options, please call us at (503) 325-8500 and we will make arrangements that work for you to come to our office at a designated date and time.

At your workplace:

Local health inspectors can provide the food handler class and certification at your work site to a group of at least 10 people. Call (503) 325-8500.

Help! I've lost my card!

You must contact the county or website you took the test from to get a replacement food handler card. Contact Clatsop County at (503) 325-8500 if your card was obtained through Clatsop County Public Health.

View the Oregon Administrative Rule regarding Food Handler Training requirements.