Do I have to obtain a food handler card from Maricopa County?
No. Maricopa County will no longer issue Food Service Worker cards. Maricopa County still requires all food employees be trained and that documentation of this training be maintained at the food establishment.

Acceptable forms of training documentation are as follows:
- A valid food handler card or certificate issued by another county within Arizona
- A valid card or certificate issued by an ANSI-accredited food handler training program. A list of the ANSI-accredited programs can be found on their website.
- Maricopa County offers specialized training for individuals with disabilities and for fee-waived entities. These are also acceptable forms of food handler training documentation. To learn more about this training visit the Limited Use Certificate page.

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1. Am I a Food Service Worker?
2. Do I have to obtain a food handler card from Maricopa County?
3. Can I choose any of the training courses outlined above?
4. How much does the training cost?
5. How often do I need to renew the training documentation?