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 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.

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

Instructor Led Classes are currently limited to 14 participants.  

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.

  • Pre-registration is required for the classes at the health department – please visit https://cabellhealth.org/event/food-handler/ 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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