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.
Yes. You are required to print your certificate if you complete the online certification. You can print as many as you need. However, since you create a personal account, we are unable to print your certificate.
If you take the exam in-person, you can obtain an additional certificate at no additional cost. In fact, any area office can provide an additional certificate; it doesn’t have to be the same office where you took the exam.
There are 2 ways to obtain a Riverside County Food Handler Certificate. Note: Only the Riverside County Food Handler Certificate is considered valid to work in Riverside County.
Option 1: ONLINE
Train → Test → Print Your Certificate
ThroughRiverside.StateFoodSafety.comyou can complete the training and take the exam online.
Available in: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and ASL
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