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The Rserving Food Safety for Handlers Course is an ANSI Accredited Program Certificate Issuer - Accreditation Number 1185 and can be used to obtain your food handler card in California.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a food handler certificate of completion from Rserving.

Rserving, Professional Server Certification Corporation, is an ANSI Accredited Program Certificate Issuer - Accreditation Number 1185

Notice to residents of Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties: This course does not meet the requirements in your county. A food handler card obtained from Rserving will be valid everywhere in California (except these counties).

What is the California Food Handler Card? California Food Handler Card

Signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on September 25th of 2010, the California Food Handler Card law is designed to ensure that restaurant employees receive a reasonable level of training in food safety practices to reduce the potential for foodborne illness.

This law mandates that all food handlers in California should have a California Food Handler card by July 1, 2011. Employee hired on or after this date will have 30 days from date of hire to acquire a food handler card.

Am I considered a Food Handler?

You are considered a food handler if you work in a food facility and perform any duties that involve the preparation, storage or service of food in a food facility or temporary food facility.

How do I get my California Food Handler card?

If you would like to get your California Food Handler card you will need to successfully pass an ANSI accredited Food Safety for Handlers course.

I am only a part time worker at a restaurant. Do I still need a card?

Yes. Regardless of the amount of time you work in a food facility you must possess a California Food Handler Card to work in a food facility in California.

For how long is valid the California Food Handler card?

The California Food Handler card is valid throughout most of the state and is valid for three years from issuance. Each food establishment or business must have records documenting that each of its employees has a valid California Food Handler card that can be provided to local enforcement officials upon request.

What if I get a new job?

A California Food Handler Card can be taken to a new place of employment.