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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.  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.

Below you will find a list of approved ANSI/Food Protection Managers Certification Programs. Please note, the exam is separate from the online training courses and is proctored.

  1. Food Handler and Manager On-Line Training TAP Online West Virginia Food Handler:
  1. Food Protection Manager Certification Courses, 360 Training:
  1. ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Program:
  1. State Food Safety:


Food Handlers – Effective January 1, 2019, every food handler in Jefferson County shall possess a current food handler card issued by the Jefferson County Health Department or a current statewide food handler card issued by another West Virginia jurisdiction.  A food handler card shall not be issued unless the person has completed either a food handler training course conducted by the Jefferson County Health Department or an online ANSI-accredited food handler training course.

Below you will find a list of approved food handler courses. You must provide a copy of your food handler course completion, to obtain a Jefferson County Health Department Food Handler Card and show a valid ID.

  1. State Food Safety:
  1. West Virginia Food Handlers:
  1. US Food Handlers:


In-person Food Handler Training Classes will be available on the following dates and times:

December 4, 2018 at 9:00 am
December 18, 2018 at 9:00 am
January 8, 2019 at 9:00 am
January 22, 2019 at 9:00 am
February 5, 2019 at 9:00 am
February 19, 2019 at 9:00 am

You must pre-register for these classes, as there is limited space. Please contact the environmental health department at 304-728-8416 to register.

The class will last approximately one hour. A test will be given at the end of the class. Please allow ample time to complete the class and test. The classes will be held at 1948 Wiltshire Road Entrance B Kearneysville WV 25430.

What you will need to bring: A valid photo identification.

The class and test are currently only offered in English