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Food Handlers Cards

Effective April 1, 2020 – Our Food Handlers Process is now entirely online.  Please follow the steps below if you work in Jefferson County, WV.

To obtain your food card you will simply click on the red button below.  This will take you to a course set up specifically for Jefferson County, WV.  The $30 fee includes the course, test, and if you pass you will also receive your certificate and two copies of a 2-year Health Department Food Card.  Retain one copy for yourself and give the other one to your manager.

This is the only approved site to obtain a food card. Certificates obtained after April 1, 2020 MUST be from the link below or they will not be accepted.

If you already have a current certificate – it must meet the following requirements.

  • It must have been obtained prior to April 1, 2020. All certificates obtained after this date must be from the link above.
  • Current = prior certificates must have an expiration date of at least 1 year out from the date you are sending it to us.
  • It must be from an ANSI accredited establishment.

If your prior certificate meets all the above requirements you may obtain a one-year card for $10.00 by sending a copy of your certificate to us.

Process via mail – Mail a copy of your certificate, return address, and a check in the amount of $10.00 (must include phone number on the check) to:

Jefferson County Health Department
1948 Wiltshire Road
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Process via Email – Email a copy of your certificate along with a credit card authorization form for the amount of $10.00 to

Starting JANUARY 1, 2022 prior certificates will no longer be accepted.

Food Handlers Cards - New Process - Flyer

Credit Card form for food cards

Certified Food Protection Managers: If you have a current ANSI-accredited Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate you do not need to get a food handler’s card. You must have a copy of your certificate available at your food establishment. Click here for a list of ANSI-accredited CFPM classes.


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