Texas Food Handler Card

Texas Food Handler

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Texas Food Handler

Our Texas Food Handler course has the official stamp of approval from the Texas Department of State Health Services for comprehensive food handler training. Whether you're looking to obtain your initial certification or renew your Texas Food Handler Card, our course has got you covered. Plus, once you have your certificate, your Texas Food Handler Card remains valid for 2 years. So you can focus on honing your skills and serving up delicious food with confidence.

Our accredited Texas Food Handler program meets all of the requirements set by the Texas Department of Food Health Services and is easy and convenient to complete.

The topics covered in this course include:
Foodborne Illness
Time/Temperature Control for Safety Foods
How and When to Wash Hands
Good Personal Hygiene
Bare Hand Contact with Ready to Eat Foods
Preventing Cross Contamination
Cleaning and Sanitizing

Simply register for our Texas Food Handler course and complete the course anywhere that is convenient for you. You will get unlimited attempts to pass the quiz at the end of the course.

After completing the course, we will provide you with a printable Texas Food Handler Card that is valid for 2 years.


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Texas Food Handler

Texas Food Handler Online Course

This course is designed for individuals seeking or renewing their Texas Food Handler Certification. Whether you're in the food service industry or aspiring to work in it, this course provides essential training on food safety and handling practices required by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
DSHS Approved Course

Texas Food Handler Card General Information

The Texas Department of State Health Services (TXDSHS), under Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) §228.33, requires that all food employees must successfully complete an accredited food handler training course, within 60 days of employment.

It's important for electricians to be aware of these requirements and ensure they complete the necessary continuing education to maintain their licenses and stay current with industry standards and safety practices. Failure to meet these requirements can result in the inability to work under the license until renewal requirements, including continuing education, are met.

A food employee is an individual working with un-packaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food-contact surfaces, such as kitchen staff, bussers, hostesses, servers, bartenders, bar-backs etc. All food employees will need to be food handler certified.

These include, but are not limited to:


  • Bartenders mix drinks and serve them directly to customers or through wait staff.

Chefs and Head Cooks:

  • Chefs and head cooks oversee the daily food preparation at restaurants and other places where food is served.


  • Cooks prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods.

Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers:

  • Food and beverage serving and related workers perform a variety of customer service, food preparation, and cleaning duties in eating and drinking establishments.

Food Preparation Workers:

  • Food preparation workers perform many routine tasks under the direction of cooks, chefs, or food service managers.

Waiters and Waitresses:

  • Waiters and waitresses take orders and serve food and beverages to customers in dining establishments.

3. Who is exempt from food handler training?

The following are exempt from food handler training requirement:

  • Certified Food Manager
  • Food establishment that only serves pre-packaged items
  • Temporary Food Establishment

The following are exempt from food handler training as long as they are supervised by a person who has had either food handler certification through an accredited course or is a Certified Food Manager:

  • Individuals with an Intellectual Disability
  • Persons in a rehabilitation or correctional facility that work with food or food related items as part of their rehabilitation
  • Persons who aid in activities of daily living (ADLs) (such as but not limited to certified nurse assistants, nurses, etc.)
  • Persons who distribute pre-portioned food items in settings such as but not limited to classrooms, daycare, and similar facilities.
  • Volunteers, those individuals that work with food or food related items but are not employed by the food establishment

Anytime Certification's Texas Food Handler card is accepted statewide

Your Texas Food Handler Card remains valid for two years regardless of changes in employment. However, it is your responsibility to ensure that your certification is up to date and valid throughout your employment in the food service industry.

Continuing Education Requirements

A food handler education or training program approved by Texas Department of State Health Services (TXDSHS) or by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Yes, our program is accredited by the TXDHS and includes training for bare hand contact of ready-to-eat foods.

Anytime Certification

You can register and complete our class from any cell phone, tablet or computer. Take it whenever and wherever it is convenient for you.

To register for an online continuing education course on anytimecertification.com, follow a few common steps:

  • Search for Courses: From anytimecertification.com, navigate through the website to find the specific continuing education course you want to register for. You can browse by category to find the course you need.
  • Select the Course: Click on the course you're interested in to view more details. This is where you'll find information about the course content, requirements, duration, and pricing.
  • Register and Enroll: Look for a "Enroll Now," or "Sign Up" button on the course page. Click on it.
  • Create an Account: You'll be asked to create an account if you don't already have one. This will involve creating a username and a password.
  • Payment: At checkout you'll be prompted to make a payment with a credit cards.
  • Confirmation: After completing the registration and payment, you should receive a confirmation email with details about the course, including access instructions.
  • Access the Course: Log in to your account on the website to access the course materials and start your continuing education.

We will email you a Texas Food Handler Certificate that is valid for 2 years after completion of our program. Additionally, you can log in to your account on anytimecertification.com to email your certificate at any time.

Yes, Anytime Certification has been accredited by the TXDSHS to offer this course.

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