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Food Service Worker Card

Food Service Worker Card You must bring Proof of Legal Status/Valid ID to take the test or the class or get the card.

Food Service Worker Cards are required for any person who handles, prepares, serves, sells or gives away food for human consumption, including those whose duties are restricted to busing or washing dishes. The rule does not apply to workers in facilities that handle food or beverages exclusively in a closed package or container. New workers must obtain their licenses within 30 days.

Two ways to get your Food Service Worker Card:

  1. You can visit one of our regional offices to take the computerized Maricopa County State Food Safety sanitation course and test at a kiosk located at Environmental Services (Click here for regional office locations and Food Service Worker Card Program hours)
    You will need to bring with you to take the online sanitation course and test:
    • Proof of Legal Status/ID
    • $8.00 fee for sanitation course and test
    • $5.00 fee for card (optional $3.00 for each duplicate card)
  2. You can also visit the the Maricopa County State Food Safety website at http://maricopa.statefoodsafety.com to take the sanitation course and test. Once you have passed the online test, bring all of the following to a regional office to obtain your Food Service Worker Card:
    • State Food Safety Certificate of Completion.
    • Proof of Legal Status/ID
    • $5.00 fee for card (optional $3.00 for each duplicate or card)

The Food Service Worker Card is valid for a period of three years from the time you passed the test. Re-testing is required after the card has expired. The fee to take the test is $8.00 in office or online. When the test is passed, the fee for the card is $5.00. An original of the card must be kept at the workplace. Those who plan to work at multiple job locations or wish to retain a copy for their own records can request a duplicate of their card for $3.00. If you have misplaced, lost your card or need a replacement card at any time during the 3 year expiration period, please visit one of our regional office IN PERSON with your Valid ID. We can only issue cards in person and to the person the card is issued to. We accept cash and credit cards at our five locations.

Note: Accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities and/or special needs. Please visit the State Food Safety website for more information. If you have any further question please contact the Business Office at (602) 506-6824.