Obtaining a Food Handler or Food Manager Certificate
All employees of a food establishment are required to have a food handler certificate within 30 days of employment. The Texas Department of State Health Services offers a list of accredited food handler programs available in different languages that take approximately 2 hours to complete online and are valid for 2 years. Follow the link below to choose from an accredited vendor.
A certified food manager is required to oversee operations at a food establishment and mobile food units. Each establishment is required to have its own certified food manager with a current certificate posted in plain view.A list of accredited Food Manager programs are available through the Texas Department of Heath Services at the link below. These programs can take 6-8 hours to complete and are valid for 5 years.