policy document serves to explain all aspects of how certificates are issued
and used by Food Service Prep.
of this policy encompasses food handler certificates issued to students after
they have successfully completed the food handler program.
Food Service Prep will issue a certificate to
participants upon successful completion of the food handler program. Successful
completion of the course includes:
Participant has signed up and has been securely logged in through the online web portal
purchased or redeemed a course through a voucher
properly filled out their profile with the name which will appear on the
Participant has read
through and completed all the modules of the course material
Participant has passed
the final assessment with at least a 70% score; and
competed the program evaluation
The entire course,
assessment, and evaluation has been completed with the participant securely
Certificates are non-transferrable. It is strictly
prohibited to transfer a certificate to someone else.
In order to complete the Food Service Prep Food Handler Program, a participant must have access to an internet connection as well as a device which can access the internet connection. Food Service Prep is compatible with all modern browsers including Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.
If the program is to be taken on a desktop computer, it should meet these minimum system requirements.
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or later
An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE3 capable
OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later
Upon successful completion of the program,
participants will be able to email themselves a copy of their food handler
certificate in a PDF format. This can be printed for participant use.
Additionally, Food Handler Cards can be viewed at any time on the user
dashboard at FoodServicePrep.com.
As a Food Handler certificate issuer, Food Service
Prep uses the FDA Food Code cycle when considering the term of the course. The
FDA issues major updates on a four-year interval between complete Food Code
editions, with minor updates typically occurring every two years. The Food
Service Prep certificate program term is three years. This allows for the
review of these updates that may occur during the cycle, and to make any
adjustments to the course that result from those updates in order to get them
out in a timely manner.
Although the Food Service Prep term of validity is 3
years, certain health department, state or local laws or regulations, and /or
legislative documents may set a food handler card validity term of less than 3
years, which Food Service Prep must comply with.