Food Worker Testing
If you have a job preparing or serving food, you are required to have a food worker card.
You are able to register, take the test, and get a printable version of your food worker card online.
Note: The only site approved for online food worker testing in Washington State is foodworkercard.wa.gov. Be aware that unauthorized online food worker training programs such as efoodhandlers.com and wafoodhandlers.com are not state approved.
The training and test are offered in English, Cambodian, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, and closed caption.
To obtain your food worker card using our online system, complete the following steps:
- Read the Food worker testing information.
- Take the online course at https://www.foodworkercard.wa.gov/.
- Print your card. A returning user has up to 5 days to log back in and print their food worker card without charge. After 5 days an established card replacement fee will apply.
In-person testing at Clark County Public Health
To get your food worker card at Clark County Public Health you must watch a 30-minute training video and pass a test.
Testing days and times
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8 am–3 pm.
- Registration ends promptly at 3:00 p.m.
- Wednesday is reserved for Special needs appointments only: 8 am-3 pm.
- To schedule, please call (360) 397-8428
Person in Charge (PIC) training
The State of Washington Food Rule states that at least one designated person in charge (PIC) must be present during all hours of operation for food establishments.
PIC training is a four-hour workshop to help shift leaders, managers, supervisors and owners address major food safety practices and requirements of a person in charge. This workshop is presented by Washington State University Extension in cooperation with Clark County Public Health. For further workshop information please contact Sandy Brown, Washington State University Extension, at 360-397-6060, ext. 5700.
PIC training does NOT replace the Washington Food & Beverage Worker's Card.
Frequently asked questions
- Do I need to make an appointment to take the test?
- You don’t need an appointment. Testing is done on a first come, first served basis.
- What information do I need to bring with me?
- Photo identification and payment.
- How much does it cost?
- There is a $10 fee that must be paid after passing the test. If you do not pass the test you will not be asked to pay. You can pay the fee with cash, debit, or credit card.
- Can I bring my children or a friend with me?
- Only the person taking the test is allowed in the testing area. Children must be supervised in the lobby.
- Additional frequently asked questions can be found here.