Obtaining a Food Handler or Food Manager Training Certificate
The Texas Department of State Health Services offers a list of accredited Food Handler programs (Tambien En Espanol) that take approximately 2 hours to complete online and are valid for 2 years. All employees of a food establishment are required to have a Food Handler certificate within 30 days of employment.
A list of accredited Food Manager programs are also available through the Texas Department of Heath Services. These programs can take approximately 14 hours to complete and are valid for 5 years. A certified Food Manager is required to oversee operations at a food establishment. Each establishment is required to have its own certified Food Manager with a current certificate posted in plain view.