Food Handler Training

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Food Handler Training & Classes

Food Handler certification is required for all persons who handle food, utensils or food service equipment in a permitted food establishment. All food staff members are required by law to obtain this certification within 30 days of employment. A copy of this certification for all employees must be maintained on site. Employees, business owners and business operators are subject to citation if staff members are not trained within this time period or if training records are not available.

Employees may obtain food handler certification through any class approved or accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services or the American National Standards Institute.

NRH Consumer Health offers DSHS-accredited food handler certification. The cost is $21.00 or $8.00 for those 62 and older. NRH food handler cards are valid for 3 years throughout the State of Texas, DSHS License #89.

The following options are available for obtaining NRH Food Handler Cards:

Online Food Handler Class

Please click here to take our food handler class online.

On-Site Food Handler Classes

Businesses requesting an on-site food handler class must have at least 10 employees needing certification. To schedule a class, please call 817-427-6650.

On-site food handler class form

Certified Food Manager

Every food establishment is required by law to have at least one person in charge at all hours of operation who is responsible for supervising food preparation and services and has a valid Certified Food Manager certification approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The original copy of this certification must be posted in public view.

Alcoholic Beverages

There are additional requirements for facilities that serve alcoholic beverages.  Food establishments that serve alcohol must post both the NRH and TABC permits in public view.