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Food Handlers Cards

Obtaining your Food Handler’s Card

If you are renewing a non-expired cardyou have three options.

Option 1:Self-Study and test in our office by following the steps below.

  1. Review the food handler training Guidelines and Training Booklet (Available at the bottom of this webpage). Use this manual to self-study for the test that is held in our office.
  2. When you are done studying you must register for an in-person renewal test date by calling 304-728-8416. Please state you are signing up for the renewal test.
  3. Please arrive promptly on your scheduled date and time. You must receive a passing grade on the test.
  4. After passing the test* you may get your renewed food handler card by providing the following:

A valid photo ID, Certificate of passing grade (received after passing), Current, non-expired food handler card, Establishment and location where you are working (Example: McDonalds, in Charles Town), and Payment of $10.00 (Cash, Credit, or Check)  

* What happens if you should not pass the renewal test? Any persons that attends the proctored test and does not receive a passing grade, will be required to attend Jefferson County Health Departments’ Food Handler Training Class and receive a passing test grade before obtaining their food handler card.

OR

Option 2:   Complete an online course.

Follow the Online Training Course steps below. 

OR

Option 3:  Register for an in-person class ($15.00 charge)

Follow the Register for our In-person Training Class steps below

 

If your card has expired, or you are getting one for the first timeYou have two options.

Option 1:   Complete an online course

Follow the Online Training Course steps below. 

OR

Option 2:  Register for an in-person class

Follow the In-Person Training Class steps below

 

 

Online Training Course Steps

Please note: These are state-approved courses with a test at the end. These links are not affiliated with our office and they do charge for their course and testing. This charge does not cover your food card.

  1. Take one of the online courses listed here: https://www.ansi.org/Accreditation/credentialing/certificate-issuers/AllDirectoryListing?prgID=266&statusID=4 
  2. Once you have completed the online course and received a passing grade you will need to print out the certificate you receive (showing a copy on your smartphone is acceptable if your name is clearly visible).
  3. Come to the health department during food card hours (see below).  You will have your picture taken and must provide the following:

A valid photo ID, Certificate, Current, Establishment and location where you are working (Example: McDonalds, in Charles Town), and Payment of $10.00 (Cash, Credit, or Check)

 

 

 In-Person Training Class Steps – $15.00 due at sign up

  1. Register by calling 304-728-8416. Seats are limited so you MUST pre-register. These classes start at 9am and are only offered two Tuesdays each month so be sure to check our calendar.  Class charge does not include the food card fee of $10.00
  2. Attend the training class and complete the test with a passing grade. If you pass you will then be walked down to have your photo taken and receive your food card.
  3. In order to process your food handler, card you must provide the following:

A valid photo ID, Certificate of passing grade (received after passing), Establishment and location where you are working (Example: McDonalds, in Charles Town), and Payment of $10.00  (Cash, Credit, or Check) 

 

FOOD CARDS CAN BE OBTAINED: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between the hours of 9:00am-11:00am or 1:00pm-3:30pm

Food Card Flyer and Training Booklet


Food Protection Managers

Effective January 1, 2019, whenever food is being prepared or served in food establishment (including temporary food establishments), the “person in charge” on the premises shall be a currently certified Food Protection Manager through one of the ANSI/CFP-accredited Food Protection Manager certification programs. Please note, the exam is separate from the online training courses and is proctored. A waiver of this requirement may be made for temporary food vendors serving only prepackaged foods if they possess a current Jefferson County or West Virginia statewide food handler card.