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Which Course Should I Take?

Find out which Texas Food Handlers course or package is best for you.

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Individual Course

TEXAS FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATE

Get your Texas Food Handler Certificate in 2 hours with our TX DSHS-accredited course.

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Texas Alcohol Training
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2 Years

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TEXAS FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATE + TABC

Get your Texas Food Handler Certificate + TABC training with this bundle.

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15.99
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Texas Alcohol Training
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2 Years

Individual Course

NATIONAL FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATE

Get your Food Handler Certificate in just 2 hours with our ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB)-accredited course.

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Valid in Texas
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Valid Nationally (Food Handler)
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Texas Alcohol Training
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3 Years

Package Courses

NATIONAL FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATE + TABC

Get your ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB)-accredited Food Handler Certificate + TABC training with this bundle.

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16.99
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Valid Nationally (Food Handler)
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Texas Alcohol Training
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3 Years

 
 
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How Do I Get a Food Handlers Card in Texas?

Getting your food handler license in Texas is easy! You need to complete a training course and pass a test, and then you’ll have a food handler permit valid for Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, or wherever you live in the state.

After obtaining a Texas food handlers card, food service employees will have a better understanding of how to cook safe food, a knowledge of Texas cottage food law and the required food codes.

Learn2Serve® allows you to print your certificate immediately, so you can get to work fast. Our NEW ANAB-accredited food handler course features engaging games and interactive quizzes. Enroll now and get certified!

Does the State of Texas Require a Food Handlers License?

Yes, the Texas Administrative Code Rule §228.33 states that within 60 days of employment, all food employees must complete an accredited training course.

The TXDSHS clarifies that food employees refer to anyone who works with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food-contact surfaces.

Some examples of food service establishments that have food employees include:

  • Casual and fine-dining restaurants
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Coffee shops
  • Bakeries
  • Convenience stores
  • Food trucks
  • Sandwich shops

After successful completion of the food handler training course, you will receive your Texas food handlers card. This course is a great learning experience to obtain basic food safety education.

Once you have your card, give your employer a copy so they can keep it on hand. State laws express that your employer must have your certificate of completion available on-premise at all times in either an electronic format or hard copy.

 

How Can I Get My Food Handler Certificate Online?

You can take your course online or in person regarding food handler training in Texas. But it’s important to note that any course you take must be accredited.

This means that the training program has been approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TXDSHS) or the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), such as the Learn2Serve food handler course.

Enroll in our TABC Certification & food handler training to get your Texas alcohol and good handler training at once!

How Long Does a Texas Food Handlers License last?

Your food handler license is valid for two years. Once the two years are up, your license will expire, and you’ll need to complete the online course again.

How long does it take to get Texas food handlers?

The course is two hours long. 

How do I get a certified food handlers license in Texas?

You can start the process of obtaining your Texas food handlers card by registering with 360 training. The food handler card can be printed after completing our two-hour course.

How much is a Texas food handlers certificate?

Our courses range in price from $7.50 to $16.99 depending on what certifications you are looking for.

What certifications do I need to serve food in Texas?

In Texas you must have your Texas food handler card. Complete our course today to get your license!

Why Should I Take Food Handler Training?

First, if you plan on working as a food employee, the state requires you to complete an online training course. Additionally, you need to know how to prevent foodborne illnesses.

In 2017, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a total of 27 foodborne disease outbreaks in TX. This is up from the 23 reported in 2016 and down from the 34 reported in 2015.

This course will help you understand what can lead to contamination of food, the proper flow of food in a kitchen, and how to clean food and food-contact surfaces. By requiring employers to have all employees obtain a food handling certificate, establishments can demonstrate that food workers are following food safety principles and are aware of the proper environment for food preparation.

A good training program teaches you best practices for food safety that will ensure you keep yourself and your customers safe from foodborne illnesses.

What Jobs Can I Get in TX with a License?

As we stated above, there are several establishments you can work at with your food handlers license. And within each establishment, there are numerous jobs. The food and beverage industry in Texas is growing extremely fast.

According to the Texas Restaurant Association, in 2019, there were 1,344,200 restaurant and food service jobs, which translates to 10% of total employment. More importantly, that number is projected to grow by 15.2% by 2029.

If you’re looking to get a job in the food and beverage industry in Texas, here are some excellent options, along with how much money you can expect to make based on wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Job Title Average Hourly Wage Average Yearly Wage
Dishwasher $10.31 $ 21,440
Waiter/Waitress $11.31 $23,520
Fast Food Cook $10.09 $21,000
Restaurant Cook $12.21 $25,400

Another thing to note is that you’ll need your card to get any of these jobs. And if you already have it before you apply, you’ll be way ahead of the competition!

Where Can I Find More Information About Food Safety in Texas?

Texas Secretary of State: Here, you’ll find the published versions of rules and regulations, including the Texas Administrative Code.

Texas Department of State Health Services: This department focuses on public health and publishes information on food safety, permits, and licensing.

*The food handlers card is a wallet card download that can be printed and used as proof of completion and should not be confused with a food handler card issued by the health department.

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