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Texas Food Handlers Certification Course and Exam

Texas DSHS Approved - ANSI Accredited - 100% Online

Texas Food Handlers Certification

ANSI-CFP Accredited Certification Exam - Valid Nationwide!

How to become a Texas Certified Food Handler with our DSHS approved and ANSI Accredited Course & Exam

  1. First choose your Texas Food Handlers Course & Exam Package from the course Menu.
  2. After you enroll, we will send you a confirmation email with your Food Handler Course & Exam instructions.
  3. Our Texas Food Handler Course and Exam can both be taken at home!
  4. After you pass the Food Handlers Exam, you can immediately print your Certification Card

TABC Program #454-508. By clicking START NOW, you will be redirected to the Learn2Serve website. As the provider of this course, Learn2Serve will ask for personally identifiable information required by TABC and is necessary to complete the TABC course and exam. Clicking START NOW will not charge you any fees. However, you can refuse to be transferred to Learn2Serve by choosing not to click START NOW

Why Food Handlers in Texas choose us for their training and Certification

  • The Learn2Serve Food Handler Training Course and Exam we offer have been used by thousands of Texas Food Handlers to get their Certification Card
  • We are the official online partner of 360Training / Learn2Serve since 2003
  • This Learn2Serve Food Handler Certification Exam is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services and is ANSI accredited
  • Your Food Handlers Certification Card is valid for 2 years
  • Note: With our certification, if you move out of Texas, your Food Handler Card is valid nationwide

What is the difference between a Texas Food Handler and a Food Handler Manager?

The difference between a Texas Food Handler and a Food Handler Manager is basically that a Food Handler prepares or serves food under the supervision of a Professional Food Manager or other Person in Charge (PIC).

The Texas Food Handlers Card provided on our site was developed by our online training partner 360Training / Learn2Serve and it is transferable to any other state except Florida, Ohio, and Utah

The Food Handlers course covers all the food safety information you will need to pass the ANSI-CFP accredited Exam

Print your own 2 Year Food Handler Certificate of Completion

Did you lose your Food Handlers Card? You can log back in with your username and password and reprint it anytime

Do you need TABC Certification or TABC and Food Handlers?

TABC Program #454-508. By clicking START NOW, you will be redirected to the Learn2Serve website. As the provider of this course, Learn2Serve will ask for personally identifiable information required by TABC and is necessary to complete the TABC course and exam. Clicking START NOW will not charge you any fees. However, you can refuse to be transferred to Learn2Serve by choosing not to click START NOW

Why do I need a Texas Food Handlers Card?

  • Food Handler Certification Training is intended to prevent food-borne illness by learning food safety procedures to protect the public, food workers, and your business.
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets some form of food-borne illness. Of these, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from food-borne disease. Many of these incidents were caused by improper food handling
  • Although Food Handler Training is not mandatory in every state, most states, counties, or cities do mandate it. By taking an approved Certified Food Handler Training Course and passing an ANSI Accredited Exam is one of the best ways to prevent foodborne illness.
  • Businesses such as restaurants, pubs, food trucks,sporting venues, schools, hospitals, and convenience stores,require Food Handler Certification.
    Venues that sell prepackaged food generally do not require food handler training.l

Texas Food Handlers Course Topics

Introduction to food safety – Biohazards – Foodborne Illness – Food spoilage – Contamination – Food temperature control – Preventing contamination – Food receiving and storage – Sanitizing – Pest control

Food Handlers Frequently Asked Questions

We are one of the least expensive with the highest quality possible

Our Learn2Serve Food Handler Certificate is accredited by ANSI #0975. The Spanish version is a standard non-ANSI Food Handler Certification

If you handle, prepare, or serve food in Texas, you must have it to prevent foodborne illness for the public as well as yourself

No. You must take the food Handler Course and Exam to be re-certified.

You can get a food handler permit at any age, but check with your local authority for the minimum age to use it

You can start and stop the course when you want and resume where you stopped. however, the exam must be finished once it is started.

Yes. ANSI accreditation requires an exam. Everything in the exam is covered in the course

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If you lose your Texas Food Handler Certificate you can log in anytime to reprint it

TABC Program #454-508. By clicking START NOW, you will be redirected to the Learn2Serve website. As the provider of this course, Learn2Serve will ask for personally identifiable information required by TABC and is necessary to complete the TABC course and exam. Clicking START NOW will not charge you any fees. However, you can refuse to be transferred to Learn2Serve by choosing not to click START NOW

Texas Food Safety Certification Requirements

Food Safety Training for Managers: yes 
Food Manager Renewal Frequency: 5 years
Food Manager Exam required: yes – either a Texas DSHS approved exam or an ANSI-CFP accredited exam
Food Handler Training : yes  
Food Handler Renewal Frequency: Every 2 years
Local Requirements: Check with local food safety officials
10 largest Cities in Texas:
Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, FT. Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, and Laredo

Texas Food Safety Contact Information

Texas Department of State Health Services: DSHS Website

Phone: (512) 834-6753
Mailing Address:
Texas DSHS P. O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714

US Food and Drug Administration: Website

About FoodManagerOnline.com

We have been the online training partner of 360Training / Learn2Serve since 2003. We have an extensive history of working in all aspects of the food, beverage, and hospitality business from dishwasher to restaurant owner. 

Together with Learn2Serve, our websites have been used as access in training thousands of food service managers, food handler managers, food handlers, and alcohol servers.

We also have live food manager, food handler, and TABC Certification classes in Texas through myTABC.com

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.

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