Food Handler
Certificate Training

Learn the essentials of food safety with an interactive, entertaining, and relatable course. This food safety training is recognized in most states where workers are required to have an ANAB-accredited food handler certificate.

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English, Spanish

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Approx. 60-90 min

Do you know the training requirements for food handlers in your state? Learn more about your state's requirements.

Course & Assessment Details

12 Months of Access

12 Months of Access

You have 12 months from date of purchase to begin the course. The course expires 60 days after you begin. The course and assessment will both close once you pass.
Passing the Assessment

Passing the Assessment

Learners require a score of 70% to pass the assessment and receive a Food Handler Certificate. This assessment allows two attempts. If you do not pass after the second attempt, you will need to purchase a new course.

Certification Expiration

Certificate Expiration

Trust20's Food Handler Certificate is valid for three years unless superseded by local, regional, or state guidelines.

When you register, you will indicate your location and the Learning Management System will send you a reminder 30 days before your certificate expires.

Course Outline

This course is divided into nine modules and a final assessment. You have two attempts to pass your assessment. The assessment consists of 40 questions, divided equally among the learning objectives. Once you begin your assessment, you have 60 minutes to complete it.

  • 1

    The Importance of Food Safety

    Introduces the definition of food allergies and intolerances and how they impact people.

  • 2

    How Food Becomes Unsafe

    Provides an overview of some of the major signs and symptoms associated with a food allergy and/or intolerance.

  • 3

    Employee Health & Personal Hygiene

    Discusses the different aspects of personal hygiene that are important for anyone working with or around food.

  • 4

    Receiving & Storing Food

    Explains what to look out for when receiving food deliveries from a supplier, the best practices around food storage, and how to properly store chemicals.

  • 5

    Preventing Cross-Contamination

    Provides an overview of the different types of contamination and how to prevent cross-contamination in your establishment.

  • 6

    Time & Temperature Control

    Describes the best practices for keeping foods in your establishment out of the temperature danger zone.

  • 7

    Preparing & Handling Food

    Discusses how to safely prepare food and the best ways to safely cool, thaw, and reheat foods in your kitchen.

  • 8

    Cleaning & Sanitizing

    Provides an overview of how to properly clean and sanitize food contact and non-food contact surfaces.

  • 9

    Pest Control

    Discusses the signs of a pest infestation and the actions you can take to manage and prevent it in the future. 

Our food safety trainings are ANAB-accredited

Trust20's online, mobile-friendly Food Handler Certificate Training is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). This training meets the requirements for food handler cards or certificates in most states, but please confirm your local requirements with the health department.
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Trust20 is an ANAB-Accredited Provider Accreditation #9065
Who is the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB)?

The ANSI National Accreditation Board, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute, is a non-governmental organization that provides accreditation services to public- and private-sector organizations. They are the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in the western hemisphere.

Learn more about ANAB and why accreditation matters

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  • Q:

    What are the learning objectives of Trust20's Food Handler Certificate Training?

    After taking Trust20's Food Handler Certificate training, each learner will be able to:

    1. Identify the types of foodborne illnesses, their causes, and how to prevent them.

    2. Describe the importance of proper food handling and the negative impact of foodborne illnesses.

    3. Implement proper personal hygiene and health practices in the food workplace.

    4. Implement the proper procedures for receiving and storing food before preparation.

    5. Identify the types of food contamination: biological, physical, and chemical.

    6. Describe the relationship of time, temperature, and control to food handling and how to properly take the temperature of food and maintain the temperature while storing food.

    7. Enact the proper procedures to safely prepare, handle, and store food during and after preparation.

    8. Enact proper cleaning and sanitation methods in the food workplace.

    9. Implement proper pest prevention strategies, identify the signs of pest infestation, and enact the eradication procedures for pest infestation.

  • Q:

    How does Trust20’s Food Handler Certificate Training differ from other food handler courses out there?

    Trust20’s Food Handler Certificate Training is interactive, concise, and uses real-life applications as examples. The course is accessible on your phone, so you can start, stop, and finish at your own pace.

  • Q:

    I need a Food Handler Certificate; how do I purchase the course and take the assessment?

    Select the state where you work and select the language you’d like for your course, then click “Add to Cart.” After you complete your purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access the training. You will need to reset your password when you log in for the first time. Once you complete the course and pass the assessment, you will receive a food handler certificate.

  • Q:

    What browser should I use for my training?

    Our Learning Management System works best on Google Chrome. They do not support Safari, and some functionality may be limited on Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.
  • Q:

    How do I take the course on my mobile device?

    After purchasing a training, you will receive a welcome email that contains a link to the learning platform. If you attempt to log in to your training from a mobile device, you will receive a popup from our partner app, Go.Learn, prompting you to download the app. That means you’re in the right place!

    After you download the app, you will be taken to a simple welcome page that asks for your platform address. You will only need to enter this URL the first time you access the app.

    The platform address is: learn.trust20.co

    After you input the platform address, you will be taken to Trust20’s sign-in page where you can use your email address and the password you created during checkout to access your course.

  • Q:

    Is Trust20’s Food Handler Certificate Training available online, or do I have to take an in-person class?

    Trust20's Food Handler Certificate Training is an online course that does not require any in-person attendance.

  • Q:

    How can a learner check on the status of a course or certificate?

    All learners who have completed the training through Trust20 are emailed their certificates upon completion of a training course and passing the final assessment. The certificate will also be available to download through the training portal. If learners aren’t able to access their certificate, they can contact Trust20 Support for assistance.

  • Q:

    Are there states that do not accept Trust20’s Food Handler Certificates?

    Trust20's Food Handler Certificate Training does not meet the requirements set forth by the states of Alaska, Florida, Louisiana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Please be sure to confirm with your local health department before purchasing–some local authorities have additional requirements. You can learn more on our State Requirements page.

  • Q:

    How do I access my Food Handler Certificate training?

    After you complete your purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access the training. You will need to reset your password when you log in for the first time.

    If your employer assigned you a course by email, your course access link will be sent to the email address your admin used to assign the course. You will then need to follow that link to create an account and access your training.

    You can also log in at login.trust20.co.

    Once you complete the nine sections and pass the assessment, you will receive a food handler certificate.

  • Q:

    What will I receive after completing the course and passing the assessment?

    After passing the assessment with a score of at least 75%, you’ll receive a digital food handler certificate, which can be printed and posted in your place of work or carried with you. Individuals who receive a food handler certificate have demonstrated basic knowledge of the food safety topics covered in the course.

  • Q:

    How do I print my certificate?

    All learners who have completed a training through Trust20 with a current certificate are able to download or print an eCertificate from their Trust20 account. Log on to your account, select the Certificates tab, and choose "Download Certificate" to print. You can also request a certificate be mailed to you for a $10 fee.

  • Q:

    How do I properly refer to and use my Trust20 Food Handler Certificate?

    You may refer to the certificate as a “Trust20 Food Handler Certificate” or “Trust20 Illinois Food Handler Certificate.” You may say you are a “Trust20 Food Handler Certificate Recipient.”

    You and/or your managers may not say or imply that you are “certified,” “certificated,” “licensed,” “registered,” or “accredited.” Certificates may not be tampered with, and text or logos may not be added to them without express written permission from Trust20.

  • Q:

    Does my Trust20 Food Handler Certificate expire?

    A Trust20 Food Handler Certificate is recognized as valid for a three-year period. Confirm with your state regulatory requirements or employer requirements, as they can vary. You can contact your local health department for answers to specific questions.

  • Q:

    Is my Trust20 Food Handler Certificate accepted in other states, counties, and cities?

    Trust20’s Food Handler Certificate is recognized in most states where food handler training is required.

    Confirm with local regulations by contacting your local health department to verify acceptance, as some states and counties have additional requirements.

    You can learn more on our State Requirements page.

  • Q:

    Does my city, county, or state require a food handler certification in addition to Trust20’s Food Handler Certificate?

    Confirm your local regulatory requirements with the local health department to get complete, detailed information. They will be able to provide complete details and any associated costs. You can learn more on our State Requirements page.

  • Q:

    Does my city or state require a certain number of hours of study for a Food Handler Certificate to adhere to local laws and/or regulations?

    When you begin the purchasing process for Trust20's Food Handler Certificate training, a summary of your state’s local requirements will appear. Confirm the specific details of your regulatory requirements by contacting your local health department. You can also learn more on our State Requirements page.

  • Q:

    Are there prerequisites to taking Trust20's Food Handler Certificate training or assessment?

    No, Trust20’s Food Handler Certificate training and assessment are available to any person who wants to learn about the fundamentals of safe food handling methods.

  • Q:

    What languages are available for the Trust20 Food Handler Certificate training and assessment?

    Trust20’s Food Handler Certificate training and assessment are available in English and Spanish.

  • Q:

    How do I check my progress on my Food Handler Certificate training?

    Select "Trust20 Food Handler" to open your active course, then view the progress information on the navigation bar in the left corner of the screen.

  • Q:

    What is a passing score on the Food Handler Certificate assessment?

    You will need a score of 70% to pass the assessment and receive your Trust20 Food Handler Certificate.

  • Q:

    How many times can I attempt the assessment at the end of my food handler training?

    The assessment allows two attempts. If you do not pass after the second attempt, you will need to contact Trust20 Support to purchase a new course. The course and assessment will both close once you pass.

  • Q:

    When will I receive my assessment results?

    Your results are available immediately once you have completed your online assessment. Learners have two attempts to pass the assessment. Upon receiving a passing score, you can then access and download your certificate.

  • Q:

    What do I do if I have questions about my assessment score?

    Contact Trust20 Support from the Help Center with any questions regarding your assessment results.

  • Q:

    Does access to my Trust20 Food Handler Certificate Training expire?

    Yes, access to your Food Handler Certificate training expires one year from the date of purchase. Once you begin the course, it must be completed within 60 days. There are no extensions. A course cannot be accessed once it expires, and online courses are not refundable.

  • Q:

    How do I know if my course is expiring?

    A course learner will receive two emails prior to course expiration. The first notice will be sent 14 days before the course expires. The final notice will be issued three days before the course expiration. Someone who has assigned the course will receive a notice 30 days before the course expires. The report will outline unassigned and assigned courses that are going to expire.

  • Q:

    What are the purpose and objectives of the Trust20 Food Handler Certificate Training?

    The training course exists to provide and assess an understanding of the fundamentals of safe food handling methods. The course objectives include nine modules: Importance of Food Safety, How Food Becomes Unsafe, Employee Health & Personal Hygiene, Receiving & Storing Food, Cross-Contamination, Preparing & Handling Food, Time & Temperature Control, Cleaning & Sanitizing, and Pest Control.

  • Q:

    What are the course requisites to earn a Food Handler Certificate?

    In order to ensure that all learners receive the same instruction prior to completing the assessment the following requisites were developed:

    • Learners must complete all the course activities to ensure they have received the intended instruction on each learning objective. Each module activity must be completed before they are allowed to move forward, and they cannot access the assessment until all activities have been completed. Previously completed content can be reviewed at any time until the assessment begins.

    • Learners must pass the course assessment with a score of 75% or higher. They may take the assessment two times to attempt to achieve this score. If they do not pass, the course must be purchased again and reset from the beginning.

  • Q:

    What do I do if I lose my certificate?

    If you lose or misplace your certificate, simply log into your account to download and print a copy of your certificate.

  • Q:

    How do I know when my Food Handler Certificate is expiring?

    Learners will receive a notification 30 days prior to the certificate expiration date reminding them to renew their certificate.

    Customers who purchase multiple seats for their team may check the status of their staff’s certificates by logging into their Manager Dashboard on the Learning Management System.

  • Q:

    How much does Trust20’s Food Handler Certificate training cost?

    Trust20’s certificate training costs $15. No higher fee shall be charged which would violate any state, county, or city regulations. Fees lower than $15 may be offered for group purchases and promotional purposes.

  • Q:

    What information do you collect, and how do you use it?

    We collect your name, email address, phone number, address, and payment information. That information is treated as confidential and not disclosed to parties other than the individuals providing it (you) or the certificate issuer (Trust20).

  • Q:

    How are complaints related to assessments or certificates resolved?

    Our team will work promptly (within up to 45 calendar days) to resolve any complaints. You can submit complaints through THIS COMPLAINT FORM.

  • Q:

    How do I appeal the certificate decision on my Food Handler Certificate Training?

    You can appeal the certificate decision on your Food Handler Certificate Training by submitting a written request through THIS LINK.

    Trust20 will review your appeal and resolve your request within up to 45 calendar days.

  • Q:

    How can my employer verify my certificate status with Trust20?

    Employers should submit a support ticket through Trust20's Help Center specifically requesting person verification. This ticket should include your full name and Unique ID (listed on the certificate you received upon passing your assessment.) Verification requests will be processed within 48 hours during our support team’s business hours (9am-7pm EST Monday-Friday).

  • Q:

    Is Trust20 comparable to ServSafe or 360training/Learn2Serve?

    Trust20's products have been accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board and therefore adhere to the same standards as ServSafe and Learn2Serve. Our products are accepted by most states that have requirements around training and certification, but you should always check with your employer and/or local health department prior to making a purchase.

Reviews from our customers

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“The cartoon, although very basic, made it more enjoyable. Seeing the diversity that was planned for added comfort.”

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“Animation-based program, training has been kind of gamified to make it more fun to different kinds of people”

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Food Handler Certificate Training

Trust20’s Food Handler Certificate training does not meet Alaska’s requirements to obtain a Food Worker Card.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please note, Trust20 is not accepted in Jefferson County or Mobile County, AL.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

Trust20 is an approved provider of food handler training in California.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

Trust20’s Food Handler Certificate Training does not meet Connecticut’s training requirements for cottage food operators.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

Trust20’s Food Handler Certificate Training is not an approved training program in the State of Florida.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. However, many counties in Kentucky only accept certificates earned through their health department. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. However, many counties in Missouri only accept certificates earned through their health department. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. However, some counties in North Dakota only accept certificates earned through their health department. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. However, some counties in New Jersey only accept certificates earned through their health department. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

The Ohio Department of Health requires certain foodservice workers to have a Person-In-Charge or Manager Certification from an approved provider. Trust20 is an approved provider in Ohio.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please note, Trust20's Food Handler Certificate is not accepted by the Tulsa Health Department.

Trust20’s Food Handler Certificate Training and Assessment are not authorized as a designated agent-provided food handler certificate program in Oregon.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

Trust20’s Food Handler Certificate Training is not approved by Utah’s Department of Health.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

Trust20’s Food Handler Certificate Training does not meet Washington’s requirements for food worker training and certification.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

Most counties in West Virginia require a county-issued permit and Trust20's Food Handler Certificate will not be accepted in many counties.

This ANAB-accredited course meets the requirements for food handler training in most states. Please check with your local health department before purchasing.

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