California Food Handler Card

Do you handle food in California?  You will need a State Approved California Food Handler Card.

Who really needs a food handler card in California?

If you work in a restaurant, hotel restaurant, food truck, day care, as a catering employee, at a stadium, school cafeteria in California you will need a food handler card. California has a few exceptions so if  you live in Riverside or San Bernardino you will need to a Food Handler course specifically approved by one of those cities/counties.

But for the rest of the State of California ACE Food Handler has you covered, yes even in San Diego! ACE Food Handler is an approved food handler vendor the City of San Diego.

California Food Handler Card

           California Food Handler Card Only $7


If you own or manage a food service operation in California, we can help you manage the process of getting your employees certified.  ACE Food Handler has some very powerful tools to help restaurant managers and restaurant owners manage this long-time frustrating process. Watch the short video below for the details.



How Important is Handwashing?

When handling food at your job you need to follow a basic set of food safety standards to keep your customer from getting sick.   The biggest thing you can do to help reduce foodborne illnesses is to wash your hands often and properly.  See the Handwashing Chart below, feel free to print it or share it so you and everyone in your food service operation will know the proper way.


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                   ACE Food Handler Handwashing Chart Free Download


How Important are Cooking Temperatures in a Restaurant?

When cooking and prepping food for the general public you want to make sure that are cooking all your proteins to the FDA required minimum internal required temperature for the correct amount of time. You should also use an appropriate thermometer to ensure you have reached that temperature. Feel free to download and print the Cooking Chart shown below.

ACE Food Handler - Minimum Internal Cooking Temperatures

ACE Food Handler – Minimum Internal Cooking Temperatures


Meat, Poultry & Seafood from Food Safety – FDA Minimums

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ACE Food Handler's food handlers card training and test uses the latest instructional design techniques to help you retain food safety concepts so you are ready to work.

The description below applies to most of our  food handlers card training course, however due to the varying array of requirements across the nation, your course might be a little different. Find your state county and city above to learn more about food handler training for your area.

Format: Online
Compatible Devices:  Phones, tablets, laptops, desktops
Teaching Methods: Videos, audio, text slides, interactive activities
Available Languages: English and some courses are available in Spanish
Choose your language after purchase.
Length: Approximately 90 minutes

ACE Food Handler’s food handlers card course is approved by numerous state, county, and city  health departments and/or regulatory agencies nationwide. ACE Food Handler holds the ANSI Certificate Program Accreditation (ASTM e2659-2015) Accreditation ID 1234.

The purpose of the food handlers card training and test is to prepare food handlers to enter the workforce by providing the required food safety information as specified by regulations of the workers’ state, county, or city government.

This food handler training and test will prepare you to become a responsible food handler, with the added responsibility of protecting the health of the general public and all the customers you serve.

Food Handler Course Content:

  • Food Safety Definitions
  • Food Safety Behaviors
  • Approved Reputable Suppliers
  • Proper Holding and Cooking Temperatures
  • Consumer Advisories
  • Food Safety Illnesses and Hygiene
  • Food Safety Cross Contamination
  • Proper Thawing and Cooling Techniques
  • Wash-Rinse-Sanitize
  • Food  Handlers and Pest Control





Frequently Asked Questions

What is a food handlers card?

A food handlers card (also commonly referred to as a certificate, card, or permit)  is used as  documentation to prove to employers and/or health departments that you have completed a food safety course that is approved and/or recognized by your city, coutny, or state Health Authority. It is valid for 2 to 4 years depending on your local government requirments.

When do I need to get my food handlers card?

This varies by employeers and city, county, and state governements. It is best to ask your employer (current or future) or Local Health Authority about when you will need to aquire your food handler card based on your employement date.

Is this food handler training and test valid in my area?

ACE Food Handler works with numberjous health departments and regulatory agencies across the country.  ACE Food Handler’s food handlers card courses are created to meet the requirements of specific city, coutny, and state requirements. If you have questions about your city, county or state requirements please call your employer (current or future) and/or you Local Health Authority.

What do I get when I finish this course?

A food handlers card, permit, or certificate for your area. You will be able to print or download your food handler certificate after you have received a passing score on the final exam. You will also be emailed a PDF a copy of your certificate to the email address you provided so please check your inbox and/or spam box also. 

How long is my food handlers card valid for?
Your ACE Food Handler Card is valid for 2 to 4 years depending on your local government requirments.
How do I renew my food handlers card?
If your food handlers card, certicate, or permit has expired, you will need to purchase a new course for your state and retake your states food handler training and test to get our new card.  Click here to find your State.

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If your food handlers card, certificate, or permit has expired, you will need to purchase a new course for your state and retake your states food handler training and test to get your new card. Click here to find your State

Reprint Certificate

If you need to reprint your current card, login and go to the Start My Course. From there, you can click on the name of your Certificate under the heading "My Certificates"  on the right hand side of the screen and print or download your food handler or alcohol seller/server card or certificate for free.

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Some Sates require an additional official documentation from your Local Health Department or Alcohol Control Board. If you have lost the card you received from your state, county, Local Health Department, or State Alcohol Control Board  you will need to call that specific department to obtain a new card, permit, or certificate.

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