How to Get a Food Handler Card in Texas
Taking a Food Handler Course: Compliance Guide
To take a food handler course that complies with both ANSI requirements and state-specific regulations, follow these steps:
- Choose an Approved Provider: Visit the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website to find a list of approved food handler training providers. Ensure that the provider you choose is on this list.
- Select an ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accredited Course: Look for a food handler course offered by the chosen provider that is specifically accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This accreditation ensures that the course meets nationally recognized standards for food safety training. You can see Food Service Prep's accreditation at the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Certificate Issuers Directory.
- Enroll in the Course: When you are ready, enroll for the Texas Food Handler Card through the Food Service Prep's website. You'll need to create an account and provide some basic information at registration. The cost of the course is $7.95 at checkout with no hidden fees, but there are some optional addons for your convenience.
- Complete the Training: The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accredited food handler course will cover essential topics related to food safety and hygiene. Complete all the required modules, quizzes, and the final assessment. This is a requirement to evaluate your understanding of the material. Ensure you pass this assessment to successfully complete the course.
- Receive Your Certificate: After successfully completing the course, you will receive a Food Handler Certificate. This certificate serves as proof that you have completed the required training.
By choosing Food Service Prep, opting for an ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accredited course, and meeting state-specific regulations, you ensure that you receive comprehensive and compliant food handler training in Texas.