FoodHandler Training Program
Online foodhandler training is now available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese. The cost is $20. The exclusive
approved provider for online training is
JCDH Food Handler
All food workers are required by regulations of the Jefferson County Department of Health to either take
the Food Handler training course
from the Health Department, to take the online Foodhandler Course
at JCDH Food Handler or to be trained by a Certified Food Safety Manager
and thereafter work only at establishments where there is a Certified Food Safety Manager on duty at all times.
The Jefferson County Department of Health offers its Food Handler Training Course in room L129 of the Health Department building,
1400 6th Avenue South. The fee for the training class is $15 for each participant,
and may be paid by cash or money order at registration
on the day of the class. A picture identification card must
be presented at the time of registration. For dates and time of classes at the Health
Department see the
schedule or call the Food Safety Class Hotline at 930-1558. The class is offered in Spanish on Wednesdays and
Asian languages on Fridays.
Vouchers [prepaid admittance to class] may be purchased on the 2nd floor of the Health Department during
normal business hours
[M-F, 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM]
New employees must be certified within 21 days of their hire date. Food handler
cards are transferable between
certificates are transferable only to establishments with Certified Food Safety
it is the responsibility of the original holder of the certificate to transfer.
Current regulations require most food service establishments to have at least one Certified Food Safety Manger on staff; this manager is required
to have training from a
recognized food safety manager course and must obtain a Certified Food Safety Manager’s Card from the Health Department.
ServSafe is a nationally recognized Food Safety Managers course offered at the Health Department each month. For information on obtaining a
Certified Food Safety Manager’s Card and application form
please click here:Food Safety Manager’s Course schedule.
A Certified Food Safety Manager Application may be downloaded, printed and completed,
but must be brought to the health Department to be
processed. Payment is due at registration;
the book will be received at that time. Books are available in English, Spanish, Chinese & Korean.
Food handler training can also be arranged for groups at sites outside the Health Department.
The minimum fee is $375 (for 25 participants) plus
$15 for each additional participant. The Satellite Class Application and pre-registration must be submitted prior to the class date.
To arrange for a Satellite Class at your location call Caloria Robinson at 205.930.1564.
For any other questions regarding the Certified Food Safety Manager Program or FoodHandler Training Program call
205.930.1260 or 205.930.1368