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Food Handler Certification

How to get a food handler card in Washington County.

Food service workers at a restaurant, bed and breakfast facility, temporary food event, or selling prepared food at a fair or farmers' market must obtain a food handler card within 30 days of beginning work. A food handler card is valid for three years and is accepted in all Oregon counties. The cost is $10. If you have a valid manager training certificate, it is accepted instead of a food handler card. If you have a food handler card issued from another state, it is not valid in Oregon.

The term "food handler" means anyone involved in the preparation or service of food in a restaurant or food service facility licensed under ORS 624.020 or 624.320. This includes, but is not limited to, cooks, wait staff, dishwashers, bartenders or bus persons.

Food Safety -- Your Self-Training Manual (Food Handler Manual)

Food Safety (English) (PDF 1008.68 KB)
Food Safety (Spanish) (PDF 500.45 KB)
Food Safety (Vietnamese) (PDF 644.67 KB)
Food Safety (Russian) (PDF 670.12 KB)
Food Safety (Korean) (PDF 896.65 KB)
Food Safety (Chinese) (PDF 559.13 KB)

Online Testing available through a partnership with Lane County

Testing schedule (PDF 387.82 KB)

Manager Certification & Training

In addition to Food Handler training, Washington County offers Food Safety Certification and Training for managers. Classes are available upon request. Contact the Environmental Health Program Educator to enroll or for information. Please see the State's list of approved Manager Certification & Training programs for additional classes.