Food Handler Information

How to get a food handler card

This course is required for all Cabell County employees that handle food and/or wash dishes. The purpose of this course is to reduce food borne illness and teach sanitary food practices. The course covers proper food handling practices that are required under the 2013 FDA Food Code.

  • Employees must obtain a valid food service worker card within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • A copy of this card must be kept at the place of employment. 

Online Food Service Worker Classes

Cabell-Huntington Health Department has partnered with to offer online food service worker classes for purchase. The food service worker should select the class and then click “Add to Cart” for the State Food Safety class. The cost for the online class is $20.00 and can be taken at any time. The food handler card received from online is valid for 3 years. It is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Serbo-Croatian, and American Sign Language. The length of the course is 75 minutes.

If you need to reprint your current card, login to your StateFoodSafety user account and go to the Certificates section. From there, you can click the View Certificate button and print your card.

Instructor Led Classes using Zoom

Instructor Led Classes are currently offered via Zoom and limited to 20 participants.  

We offer instructor led classes free of charge. They will be offered via Zoom until March 14th, 2023. We also offer Spanish and Chinese classes when needed. This card is valid for 3 years.

  • Pre-registration is required for the classes at the health department.
  • Limit one registration every 30 days. 
  • The class will last about two (2) hours.
  • In order to receive credit for this class, participants must:  1. Be present for the entire class from start to finish  2. Keep cameras open  3. Participate in question and answer sessions throughout the course
  • These classes are given every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 9:30AM and 2:00PM.

Beginning on March 14th, we will offer in-person classes at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. 

  • Pre-registration is required using the online form
  • There will be a limit of 30 people.
  • Classes will be offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:30AM and 2:00PM.
  • Register online TODAY!




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