About this Course
Before you can get your official food handler permit in Utah, you must complete an approved training course. Our food handler training meets these requirements by teaching you about best practices for preventing foodborne illness, as well as Utah food safety regulations.
Once you complete the lessons, pass any quizzes, and score at least 75% on the final exam, we will issue your temporary certificate of completion that’s valid for 30 days.
Because the food handler permit fee of $15 is included in the price of our training, we will also report your course completion to your local health department. Then, they will mail your official Utah food handler permit to you within 30 days.
What You Get
Certificate of completion
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- Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety
- Lesson 2: Biohazards, Foodborne Disease, and Food Spoilage
- Lesson 3: Contamination
- Lesson 4: Food and Temperature Control
- Lesson 5: Preventing Food Contamination
- Lesson 6: Food Receiving and Storage
- Lesson 7: Sanitizing
- Lesson 8: Pest Control
What You’ll Learn
- Recognize why food safety is important to establishments, employees, and customers.
- Indicate specific regulations, policies, and agencies that dictate food safety practices in food establishments.
- Recall biohazards that contaminate food and cause foodborne illness.
- Identify five foodborne illnesses and their common symptoms and causes.
- Identify the signs and causes of food spoilage.
- Identify accurately the three types of contamination that occur in food preparation and storage areas.
- Recognize conditions that increase the likelihood of foods becoming hazardous.
- Express techniques that can be used to safely preserve food.
- Relate temperature control methods that can be used by food handlers to promote food safety.
- Indicate the proper way to measure temperatures of food and food storage areas.
- Recognize personal hygiene practices and their importance in the workplace.
- Recognize food handling practices like hand washing and glove use that help prevent contamination.
- Identify effective food handling techniques that promote cleanliness and safety in food establishments.
- Recognize procedures for acquiring and receiving food for use in food establishments.
- Indicate special considerations for receiving and storing meat and poultry.
- Recognize how to store foods to avoid hazards like contamination and spoilage.
- Indicate how improper cleaning and sanitizing procedures can create hazards such as contamination.
- Identify practices for properly cleaning and sanitizing food contact materials and surfaces.
- Identify the use limitations and sanitation requirements for wiping cloths.
- Identify signs of pest infestation in food preparation, serving, and storage areas.
- Indicate practices related to the eradication of pests in food establishments.
Will I have to pay any extra fees to get my Utah food handler permit?
No. Your $15 food handler permit fee is included in the purchase price of the course. We send the fees to the appropriate health district, and they will mail your official permit to the address you supplied in the course.
Will I need to go to my local health district office to get my food handler permit?
No. When you complete the course, we send the necessary fees and information to the health department for you, and they will mail your food handler permit to you.
How do I verify that you’re an approved provider in Utah?
You can find a list of approved providers on the Utah Department of Health’s website where you will see Learn2Serve by 360training listed.
Who has to take food handler training in Utah?
Utah requires that all food service employees complete food handler training to earn a food handler permit. This includes restaurant staff, as well as workers in convenience stores serve potentially hazardous foods such as soups, hotdogs, and other products prepared on-site.
When should I take the food handler course?
Ideally, you should complete training before you start working. However, by law, you have 14 days after your date of hire to fulfill the state’s requirements and obtain your food handler training certificate.
What scores do I need to pass the quizzes and final exam?
To pass the quizzes and the final exam, you need to score a minimum of 75%.
What happens if I fail a quiz?
If you fail a quiz three times in a row, you’ll need to retake the lesson.
What happens if I fail the final exam?
You get three chances to pass the final exam at the end of the course with at least 75%. If you fail all three attempts, then the course will end, and you will not be issued a permit. To try again, you will need to re-purchase the course and start from the beginning.
How quickly will I get my certificate of completion?
Once you finish your course and pass the required exams, you can print your certificate of completion right away.
What can I do if I lose my certificate of completion?
If you lose your certificate of completion and need a new one, you can contact customer service at (877) 881-2235 or email@example.com.
How long is my food handler permit be valid?
Your food handler permit is valid for 3 years; however, your certificate of completion for the training course is only valid for 30 days.
Are food handler permits from other states honored in Utah?
Generally, no. There's one exception for certain exempt back-country food establishments. "The local health officer shall accept a food handler permit issued to a back-country outfitter by the United States Department of the Interior, or by a public health authority in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, or Wyoming. This applies only to food handling done at a back-country food establishment that meets the exemption requirements of Section 26-15a-105(1)(i)."
If I took a different food handler course from Learn2Serve by 360training will it count?
No. You must take this Utah-specific course because it has different content and tests that are approved by the state. Additionally, if you take a different course, we will not report your training completion to your local health department since the fees are unique to this course.
If you have any questions about which course you should enroll in, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support team at (877) 881-2235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When does my course expire?
Your course will expire one (1) year after you purchase it (the date you submit payment), unless the course itself indicates otherwise.
What if I need a refund for my course?
If for some reason you are not happy and would like a refund, send us a request within 72 hours of purchase. Here are the eligibility requirements you must meet:
- Your purchase was made no more than 72 hours prior to your refund request.
- You have NOT:
- Attempted any portion of a test or exam.
- Requested or been issued a certificate of completion.
- Completed 50% or more of the purchased course.
If you meet all of these criteria, submit your refund request in writing via email to email@example.com with a proof-of-purchase receipt and an explanation for why you are requesting a refund.
You can find more information about our refund policy here.