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, the Longview Goodwill Work Opportunity Center 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.
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 www.foodworkercard.wa.gov.
The training and test is offered in English, Cambodian, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese and Closed Caption.
In Person Testing:
The following locations provide in person food handler testing.
Longview Goodwill (Work Opportunity Center) 1030 15th Avenue
Lower Columbia CAP
1526 Commerce Avenue
Schedule information is available on their website:
Other Information for Food Handlers
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.
Due to the COVID-19, this is a virtual training using Zoom. It requires a laptop or tablet with stable internet connection, speakers and microphone, and a webcam. If you do not have a Zoom account, you will need to register for one (free) at Zoom account: https://zoom.us. The Zoom link, password and class materials will be emailed to you the day before the class.
Link for June 16th 12:30-4:30
Link for July 15th 8:30-12:30