The primary goal of the Food Handler's Certification Program, first adopted in 1978, is to prevent foodborne illness through education. The program applies to anyone whose job includes the handling of food, beverages or utensils.
All employees must have a current Food Handler Certificate within ONE WEEK of beginning employment at a food facility.
StateFoodSafety.com is the only online food handler training and exam program that is approved in Riverside County. All other training providers are NOT approved. You can only get a valid food handler card online through StateFoodSafety.com or from one of our area offices.
To receive a Food Handler's Certificate, an employee must use one of the following three methods:
Purchase and complete the StateFoodSafety.com online food handler training course and test. Following completion print out your official Riverside County Food Handler Certificate. Tests are available in 7 languages and only cost $27.00 Click here to get started.
Go to any one of the Area Offices and read the study manual, provide identification, pay the $27.00 registration fee, and take and pass the 50 question examination (A passing score is 35 or more correct answers)
Download and read the study manual, go to any one of the Area Offices, provide identification, pay the $27.00 registration fee, and take and pass the 50 question examination (a passing score is 35 or more correct answers)