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Alaska Food Handler Certification

We asked 7 job seekers about their Alaska Food Handler Certification. This is what they told us:

  • 71% of job seekers said "required for my current job" was the biggest reason for earning their Alaska Food Handler Certification
  • 57% said earning their Alaska Food Handler Certification helped them make more money
  • 100% said earning their Alaska Food Handler Certification helped them get a job
  • 57% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Alaska Food Handler Certification

Alaska Food Handler Requirements

Alaska law requires all food workers to obtain a Food Worker Card within 30 days of being hired. The Alaska Division of Environmental Health issues its own State Food Worker Cards, which can be obtained by taking a test online or in person. Tests cost $10 and are valid for 1 year.1

Alaska State Food Worker Cards are not valid in the city of Anchorage. The city requires food handlers to obtain Food Worker Cards through the city, which cost $10 and can be earned through passing a test. The testing fee is $10.2


References

1. “Food Worker Cards”. Alaska Division of Environmental Health Food Safety & Sanitation Program. Retrieved on January 10, 2020.
2. “Food Safety: Food Businesses”. Municipality of Anchorage. Retrieved on January 10, 2020.


Editorial content last updated: April 2020

What are people saying about getting a Alaska Food Handler Certification?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 7 responses

57% said earning their Alaska Food Handler Certification helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 7 responses

100% said earning their Alaska Food Handler Certification helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 7 responses

57% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Alaska Food Handler Certification

Why did you decide to earn your Alaska Food Handler Certification?

Based on 7 responses

Required for my current job

71%

Make more money

0%

Changing careers

0%

Get an edge over other candidates

0%

Help my career progression

14%

Other

14%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 5 responses

Food Runner View jobs

20%

Line Cook View jobs

20%

Cook View jobs

20%

Prep Cook View jobs

20%

Licensed Practical Nurse View jobs

20%

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

4 people answered

“How learning more equals earning more.”

March 28, 2021

“Many jobs require this certification.”

Jan. 7, 2020

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

5 people answered

“Not to hard, easy to do online and it's worth it to put the time into it.”

Jan. 7, 2020

“If you don't like to cook don't waste your time.”

Dec. 16, 2019

“If you live in Alaska, you will be better off getting this certificate.”

Dec. 1, 2019