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Limited Use Food Service
Worker Card

Food Service Worker Card You must bring written authorization and Proof of Legal Status/Valid ID in order to obtain the card

The Limited Use Food Service Worker Card (FSW) provides the opportunity for those with a disability to obtain a FSW card in order to perform specific determined tasks of low public health risk working under the direct supervision of an establishment’s Certified Food Service Manager. The Certified Food Service Manager must be present when a worker with a Limited Use Food Service Worker Card is working in the permitted establishment.

How do I obtain a Limited Use Food Service Worker Card?

A permitted food establishment’s Certified Food Service Manager will contact the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department (MCESD) Regional Office (see locations below) and make an appointment for an onsite visit. Your Certified Food Service Manager will be responsible to train you in food safety prior to your appointment. An Environmental Health Specialist from MCESD will visit the establishment and witness the applicant’s duties as assigned by the Certified Food Service Manager. Upon approval, MCESD will provide you with written authorization to bring to one of our MCESD Regional Offices in order to obtain your card. In addition to the written authorization, you must bring proof of legal status/ID*.

How can I use the Limited Use Food Service Worker Card?

The Limited Use Food Service Worker card was created to accommodate those persons with a disability or with special needs. It will allow individuals to work in food establishments with specific duties which are low public health risk activities that he or she will be performing including but not limited to dishwashing, bussing tables, and filling condiments.
The Limited Use Food Service Worker Card is valid for a period of three years from issuance. The fee for the card is $5.00. An original of the card must be kept at the workplace. Those who wish to retain a copy for their own records can request a duplicate of their card for $3.00. After the card has expired, the process must be repeated in order to be issued a new Limited Use Food Service Worker Card.

Do I need to show Lawful presence to obtain the Limited Use Food Service Worker Card?

Yes. Individuals are required to provide proof of lawful presence prior to receiving their Limited Use Food Service Worker Card. All forms of identification are required to have a photo or accompanied with U.S. government issued photo identification*.

Regional Offices
Food Service Worker Card Program Hours

All offices are open Monday - Friday,
excluding Maricopa County approved holidays

Mobile Food Office
1645 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006


8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

(SE corner of 16th St. & Roosevelt St.)

602-506-0046
Eastern Regional Office
1255 W. Baseline Rd.
Bldg C, Suite #270
Mesa, AZ 85202

8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

(SW corner of Baseline Rd. & Alma School Rd.
SW building of office complex
)
480-820-7655
Northern Regional Office
15023 N. 75th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
and
1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

(75th St & Butherus in Scottsdale Airpark)
480-483-4703
Western Regional Office
16140 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr.
Suite #105
Peoria, AZ 85382

8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.



(SW corner of 83rd Ave. & Bell Rd.)
623-939-5788
Central Regional Office
1001 N Central Ave. Ste. # 150
Phoenix, AZ 85004

(No sanitation course and test at this site,
Food Service Worker Card/Certified Food Manager Card processing only)

8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

(NE corner of Central & Roosevelt)
602-506-6272

*List of Lawful Presence Identification is available at:
http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/41/01080.htm&Title=41&DocType=ARS