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Arizona Food Handler Certification

We asked 53 job seekers about their Arizona Food Handler Certification. This is what they told us:

  • 53% of job seekers said "required for my current job" was the biggest reason for earning their Arizona Food Handler Certification
  • 53% said earning their Arizona Food Handler Certification helped them make more money
  • 72% said earning their Arizona Food Handler Certification helped them get a job
  • 92% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Arizona Food Handler Certification

Arizona Food Handler Requirements

Arizona state law requires that the person in charge at a food establishment at any given time must be a Certified Food Protection Manager who earned certification through an accredited program. Some counties in Arizona have additional food handler regulations.1


References

1. “Title 9 Health Services: Chapter 8 Department of Health Services Food, Recreational and Institutional Sanitation: Article 1 Food and Drink”. Arizona Department of Health Services. Retrieved on January 10, 2020.


Editorial content last updated: April 2020

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

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 53 responses

53% said earning their Arizona Food Handler Certification helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 53 responses

72% said earning their Arizona Food Handler Certification helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 53 responses

92% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Arizona Food Handler Certification

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

Based on 53 responses

Required for my current job

53%

Make more money

21%

Changing careers

11%

Get an edge over other candidates

19%

Help my career progression

40%

Other

21%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 45 responses

Bartender View jobs

13%

Cook View jobs

11%

Food Service Worker View jobs

11%

Server View jobs

9%

Prep Cook View jobs

4%

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

32 people answered

“Employers Require this Certificate in the Food Service Industry”

March 27, 2021

“I wish I would have know about this certification need for certain jobs earlier”

Dec. 5, 2020

“It's very useful information for anyone who handles food, even at home!”

Jan. 21, 2020

“All employers require the certification, I only wish I'd kept it up to date and not let it expire from the first time.”

Jan. 17, 2020

“They taught me about temperatures and packaging of food”

Jan. 10, 2020

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

43 people answered

“The test gives you knowledge in Food Safety”

March 27, 2021

“You gain knowledge of safe food practices.”

Dec. 27, 2020

“it's necessary to work in the food service industry”

Dec. 14, 2020

“Make sure you have the time and are not disturbed while doing course”

Dec. 5, 2020

“It’s important now more than ever after COVID 19”

Nov. 5, 2020