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.
  • These classes are given every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 9:30AM and 2:00PM  at the Cabell Huntington Health Department. 

Online Food Service Worker Classes

Cabell-Huntington Health Department has partnered with statefoodsafety.com to offer online food service worker classes for purchase. A food service worker may click one of the links above 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.

Lost or replacement online cards
If your card is expired, you just need to take the online or instructor course again.
If your card is valid, you can call 1-801-494-279 or email hcannon@statefoodsafety.com to get a replacement card.

Instructor Led Classes

Alternatively, we offer instructor led classes free of charge. The classes are taught at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department located at 703 7th Avenue in Huntington. We also offer Spanish and Chinese classes when needed. This card is valid for 3 years.

Lost or replacement card for instructor lead class
If your card is expired, you just need to take the online or instructor course again.
If your card is valid, you can call (304) 523-6483 x 262, to get a replacement card.

You may obtain a replacement food handler card and it’s within the 3-year time frame of when you took the course, you can call (304) 523-6483 x 262.

  • Preregistration is required for the classes at the health department – please call (304) 523-6483 x 262 to schedule for the class. You should arrive 10-15 minutes early; NO latecomers allowed.
  • The class will last about two (2) hours.
  • These classes are given every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 9:30AM and 2:00PM.

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