Maricopa County Environmental Services Department (MCESD) has been working to restructure our Food Service Worker
Program (Program) since the summer of 2012. Our vision for Program improvements has been to create a standardized educational experience
for our customers. Part of our plan included a move from six Online Course Sponsoring Organizations (CSO) to a sole provider, for which
we posted an RFP on March 08, 2012. MCESD has awarded the sole source provider contract to State Food Safety.com.
Partnered with regulatory agencies and food service operators throughout the country, StateFoodSafety.com has developed
the industry leading online training course for food handlers. This 90 minute course offers engaging training and testing on important food
handler issues from personal hygiene, cross contamination to time and temperature abuse. It is presented in a fully interactive, audio-visual
format in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese.
Two-steps to get your Food Service Worker Card Online:
Step 1: Visit State Food Safety to take the test online.
Step 2: Once you have passed the online test, you must bring all of the following to our regional office for issuance of a card:
- State Food Safety Certificate of Completion.
- Proof of Legal Status/ID
- $8.00 fee for Test
- $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 online in office, library or home. 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 offices.
Note: Accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities and/or special needs. Please visit the State Food Safety
website for more information.