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Foodhandler Training Classes
see also:
Food Safety Manager Certification

 

***NEW *FOODHANDLER SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES AT JCDH AUGUST 2, 2018 AND NOVEMBER 1, 2018 AT 8:30 AM***

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 Food Handler 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.

ONLINE CLASSES

Online Food Handler Training is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese. The cost is $20. The exclusive approved provider for online training is State Food Safety Jefferson County Foodhandler Training .

CLASSROOM

The Jefferson County Department of Health offers its Food Handler Training Course in room L129 of the Health Department building, 1400 6th Avenue South in Birmingham. 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 photo identification must be presented at the time of registration. 

Registration for any class begins 30 minutes prior to class time

Class Schedule:

  • ENGLISH (video is closed captioned)
    First Monday of the month at 6 pm (except holidays)
    Thursday’s at 8:30, 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
  • SPANISH
    Wednesdays at 9 AM
  • KOREAN, VIETNAMESE OR MANDARIN 
    Friday’s at 8:30 AM
  • AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE AVAILABLE with English classes
       August 2, 2018 at 8:30 (Thursday)
       November 1, 2018 at 8:30 (Thursday)

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 establishments; certificates are transferable only to establishments with Certified Food Safety Managers; it is the responsibility of the original holder of the certificate to transfer

Questions?
Email jane.snow@jcdh.org or call 205.930.1260 

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For any other questions regarding the Certified Food Safety Manager Program or Food Handler Training Program call 205.930.1260