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Food Handler Testing

The health department provides testing for food service workers and issues Washington State Food and Beverage Worker's permits (food handler cards) in partnership with Lower Columbia CAP, Longview Goodwill and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

The food handler's health card is required for working in any Washington state food service establishment in compliance with food safety regulations (WAC 246-217) and (RCW 69.06.010).  The cost of a food handler card is $10.

Testing Locations

Online Testing

Before you begin please read the linked handout with information regarding the Online Food Handler Test.

Register, take the test and get your card at

The training and test is offered in English, Cambodian, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese and Closed Caption.

In Person Testing:

As of January 2015 the following locations will be providing in person food handler testing.

Longview Goodwill
1030 15th Ave
Longview, WA
Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Lower Columbia CAP
1526 Commerce Ave
Longview, WA
Monday-Friday 9:00AM - 3:30PM

Food Worker Card Testing Flyer with other Public Internet Access Locations

Other Information for Food Handlers


Training Requirements for 5 year Food Handler Card

Food Handler Manual in Multiple Languages

Labor & Industries Requirements for Teens at Work

Person In Charge Training

The Person in Charge (PIC) Training presented by Washington State University Cowlitz County Extension Office is an approved additional food safety training course that can be used to acquire a 5 year food worker card when renewing your food worker card. 

2017 Person In Charge Class Brochure

Clark County Person In Charge Class Brochure


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