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 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:

The following location provides in person food handler testing.

Lower Columbia CAP
1526 Commerce Avenue
Longview, WA
Schedule information is available on their website:

Food Worker Card Testing Flyer with Public Internet Access Locations

Food Worker Card Testing Brochure with 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. 

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