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eFoodHandlers ‐ Certifications, Cost, and Reviews

eFoodHandlers provides online training and state-mandated food handling certifications for food handlers, food-service managers and alcohol servers, with special programs available for businesses and schools that provide culinary training. The online learning platform is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to provide training for the food-service industry.

eFoodHandlers offers the following courses:

  • Food Safety Training Program – This program is customized to meet the food-handler certification criteria for each of the 50 states and the district of Columbia. Through the online course, students learn the basics of foodborne illnesses and how they spread, proper health and hygiene practices, the importance of temperature control in keeping food safe to serve, how to prevent cross contamination, approved food sources and eFoodHandlers’ Top 10 Safe Food Handling Practices. Those who complete the course receive an ANSI Food Handlers Card, or Food Handlers Certificate, which is good for 3 years.
  • Manager’s Food Safety Course – The Manager’s Food Safety Course is geared toward employees who are charged with overseeing the food-service area and ensuring that safe food handling practices are being implemented. The 8-hour online course covers foodborne illnesses and the sources of foodborne illnesses, safe food handling, managing the flow of food from a professional kitchen, equipment, cleaning best practices, best management and management’s responsibility for safe food handling. Following the course, students can choose to take the Certified Food Protection Exam at a 360 Training Test Facility. To receive the certification, test takers must earn a 65% or higher on the 95-question, closed-book exam.
  • Alcohol Server’s Course – With a Flash and audio presentation, supplemented by video case studies and real-world simulations, alcohol servers can learn how to identify customers who are old enough to order alcoholic beverages, identify patrons who are visibly intoxicated, understand the dangers of overconsuming alcohol and train on how to respond to hard-to-handle, real-life situations.
  • Mobile Food Vending – For those who are operating food trucks and other types of mobile kitchens, eFoodHandler offers a 2-hour online course that covers safe food storage and handling in a small, on-the-go space. Those who complete the course are awarded a certificate or badge to display to their patrons to verify that they have been trained in safe food handling techniques.

The rates for eFoodHandler certificates vary depending on the certification being sought and the requirements of each state. The site does offer price breaks and scholarships for those who are unable to afford the cost of a food-handler certificate. Businesses also can take advantages of eFoodHandler’s training for their employees. The site allows businesses to buy certification courses in bulk for their employees, and businesses also can choose to see analytics from their employees’ exams to help identify areas of food safety that require more training or more focus to keep their kitchens operating safely.

eFoodHandler also offers school-based training programs that allow school students who are preparing for careers in the food service industry to earn their food handler certifications.

(Source: Last updated November 15, 2019

eFoodHandlers offers classes online only. This school offers training in 57 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being Food Handler Certification, California Food Handler Certification, and Food Safety Certification. Time to complete this education training ranges from 1 hour to 1 month depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 2 hours. The cost to attend eFoodHandlers ranges from Under $10 to $100 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $10. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I paid for it myself".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending eFoodHandlers are "Affordable" and "Flexible class hours", but respondents also mentioned "Good career preparation" and "Helpful career services" as notable benefits. eFoodHandlers has been reviewed 735 times, with an average rating of 4.54 out of 5. About 97% of reviewers would recommend eFoodHandlers to a friend.

School Information

1 hour - 1 month
Food Handler Certification Food Safety Experience Certification Food Safety Certification CA Food handlers card California Food Handler Certification Driver's License Food Handlers Pemit ANSI Efoodhandlers Food Safety Certificate Handler's food card Food Sanitation Certificate Knife Certificate eFoodHandlers Certificate NM eFoodhandlers Certificate Efood handler card caFoodhandlers card E food handlers certificate Mixology/Bartending Certification Program & Responsible Vendors Program Certificate of Completion Basic food handlers certificate eFoodHandlers Permit 2017 eFoodhandler basic Safety course efood handlers eFoodHandler Certificate Food Handling Card Certificate Can get food handlers certification mine expired last month Security Guard food handlers crpr certificate eFoodHandlers Basic Food Handler's Certificate California Certificated in Food Handling and Safety (Food handler) eFoodHandlers Basic Safety Course California Version Efoodhandlers Certification Oregon restaurant & lodging food handler certificate Valid food handlers card Illinois Food Handlers License eFoodHandlers Laminated Card Title 4 Basic Liquor Law Training Certificate Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified Texas Food Handler Certification Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification ORLA Food Handlers Certificate ORFoodHandlers Basic Food Safety Course First Aid Certification Food Manager Certification eFoodHandlers High School Diploma ServSafe Certification General Educational Development (GED) Certification California Food Handler Card Oregon Food Handler Certification Certified Food Safety Manager (CFSM) ServSafe Food Handler Certification Oregon Food Handlers Utah Food Handler Certification New Mexico Food Handler Certification Arizona Food Handler Certification Hawaii Food Handler Certification


  • Food Safety Experience Certification: $10 - $45
  • Food Safety Certification: Under $10 - $45
  • CA Food handlers card: $15
  • California Food Handler Certification: Under $10 - $40
  • Driver's License: Under $10 - $25
  • Handler's food card: $10
  • Food Sanitation Certificate: $10
  • Knife Certificate: $10
  • eFoodHandlers Certificate: Under $10 - $10
  • NM eFoodhandlers Certificate: $10
  • Efood handler card: Under $10
  • caFoodhandlers card: Under $10
  • E food handlers certificate: $15
  • Mixology/Bartending Certification Program & Responsible Vendors Program: $100
  • Certificate of Completion: Under $10
  • Basic food handlers certificate: $15
  • eFoodHandlers Permit: $12
  • 2017: $12
  • efood handlers: $100
  • Can get food handlers certification mine expired last month: $795
  • Security Guard food handlers crpr certificate: $10
  • eFoodHandlers Basic Food Handler's Certificate: $10
  • California Certificated in Food Handling and Safety (Food handler): $23
  • eFoodHandlers Basic Safety Course California Version: $17
  • Efoodhandlers Certification: $15
  • Oregon restaurant & lodging food handler certificate: Under $10
  • Valid food handlers card: $10
  • Illinois Food Handlers License: $15
  • eFoodHandlers Laminated Card: $25
  • Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified: $10 - $18
  • Texas Food Handler Certification: Under $10 - $10
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification: $15 - $22
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification: $15 - $24
  • ORFoodHandlers Basic Food Safety Course: $10
  • First Aid Certification: $22
  • Food Manager Certification: $10
  • eFoodHandlers: $30
  • High School Diploma: $10
  • ServSafe Certification: Under $10 - $18
  • General Educational Development (GED) Certification: $10
  • California Food Handler Card: $10 - $25
  • Oregon Food Handler Certification: Under $10 - $10
  • Certified Food Safety Manager (CFSM): $20
  • ServSafe Food Handler Certification: $15
  • Oregon Food Handlers: $10
  • Utah Food Handler Certification: $15
  • New Mexico Food Handler Certification: $12
  • Arizona Food Handler Certification: Under $10

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Affordable Mentioned in 527 reviews
Flexible class hours Mentioned in 330 reviews
Good career preparation Mentioned in 285 reviews

Recent reviews



Flexible class hours, Affordable


None that I could see.

Other comments

This is an excellent site to study for food handlers certification. There are videos as well as the usual text method of learning. Also, the student can review the material as many times as needed.


Affordable, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation.


When taking this assessment, I felt rushed.

Other comments

I was able to learn a lot as I progressed through each section. The most enjoyable part of the training was watching the videos. The videos were able to help get a better understanding of what was taking place.

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Food Handler Certification Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Food Handler Certification?

64,762 people answered

“I'm able to apply for more jobs working with food”

July 11, 2020

“It made it so I was able to run the the store for 2 months alone while the general manager was out of the country”

July 11, 2020

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Food Handler Certification?

72,015 people answered

“To get it cause it could open more job opportunities if you enjoy working with different foods.”

July 11, 2020

“It was pretty helpful to learn protocols for food handling and what happens when you don't handle food properly”

July 11, 2020

Food Safety Certification Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Food Safety Certification?

3,148 people answered

“I already was skilled in the profession had to get certified.”

July 10, 2020

“I already was skilled in the profession had to get certified.”

July 10, 2020

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Food Safety Certification?

3,460 people answered

“Study up, its useful knowledge and not too difficult to obtain.”

July 10, 2020

“If you’re interested in hospitality or culinary, I would say go for it and work hard to achieve this certification”

July 10, 2020

California Food Handler Certification Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their California Food Handler Certification?

953 people answered

“Wish i would have already had it before they asked . didn't know state law requires it until all food service workers need to have it .We'll probably need a updated version do to Covid 19 😷”

July 8, 2020

“I wish there were more economical options for getting this certificate.”

July 6, 2020

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their California Food Handler Certification?

1,042 people answered

“It's of big help to know safe food handling in every day life.”

July 8, 2020

“Study a lot before the test, and never second guess yourself.”

July 6, 2020

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