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Online Training

The Food Worker Card training and test can now be completed online at the following website: The training and test is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Cambodian. This is the only authorized online training program in Washington. Other websites that offer a similar training and test online are not valid in Washington. Food Worker Cards from other states are also not valid in Washington.

Locations of Classroom Trainings

Mason County no longer offers classroom trainings. If you are interested in attending a classroom training, Thurston, Kitsap, and Grays Harbor counties are currently conducting classes.

If you would like to view an online version of the Food Worker Card Training Manual used in classroom trainings, please visit DOH Food Workers website.


Cost of Food Worker Card

Food Worker Cards cost $10, and a replacement card costs $3. All employees that work with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food contact surfaces are required to have a Food Worker Card.

2, 3 and 5 year Food Worker Cards: Food Worker Cards are valid for 2 years. If you renew your Food Worker Card prior to it expiring, you can receive a 3-year Food Worker Card. If you have taken an approved food safety course within the past 2 years, you can receive a 5-year Food Worker Card. Approved food safety courses are listed on the following DOH Food Worker Card website.

If you have questions, or need assistance obtaining your Food Worker Card, please contact the Food Program at (360) 427-9670 ext. 361.

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