Department of Environmental Health, County of Riverside, The primary goal of the Food Handler Certification Program is to prevent foodborne illness through education. All food employees whose place of employment handles food, beverages, or utensils must obtain a Riverside County Food Handler Certificate.
Train → Test → Print Your Certificate
Through Riverside.StateFoodSafety.com you can complete the training and take the exam online.
Available in: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and ASL
Take The Test ONLINE
Study → Test → Receive Your Certificate
You can either read the study manual online or obtain a printed copy in any of our area offices.
Once you’re ready, go into any of our area offices to take the exam and receive your certificate.
Food Handler testing information and locations (Spanish version).
Available in: English and Spanish
You must present a valid photo identification to take the exam.
Exam hours: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 4:30pm
Exam Study Guide - English Exam Study Guide - Spanish
Both the online training and in-person exam cost is $27.00
A passing score of 70% is required. That means, you must get 35 questions correct (only miss 15) to pass.
Certificates are valid for 2 years..
You have 3 attempts to pass the online test. If taking the test in-person at an area office, you have 2 additional attempts (within one week). No additional charge for those reattempts.
You can arrange to bring someone with to assist with translation.
Contact the area office nearest you to process group online training or in-person testing. On-site group testing is dependent on the number of testers, location of the site, and availability of Environmental Health staff.