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Colorado Food Handler Certification

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

  • 71% of job seekers said "get an edge over other candidates" was the biggest reason for earning their Colorado Food Handler Certification
  • 71% said earning their Colorado Food Handler Certification helped them make more money
  • 71% said earning their Colorado Food Handler Certification helped them get a job
  • 100% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Colorado Food Handler Certification

Colorado Food Handler Requirements

Under Colorado law, every food establishment must have a person in charge at all times who is a Certified Food Protection Manager under the guidelines of an accredited certification program.1


References

1. “Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations”. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Retrieved on January 10, 2020.


Editorial content last updated: April 2020

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

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 7 responses

71% said earning their Colorado Food Handler Certification helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 7 responses

71% said earning their Colorado Food Handler Certification helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 7 responses

100% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Colorado Food Handler Certification

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

Based on 7 responses

Required for my current job

43%

Make more money

0%

Changing careers

0%

Get an edge over other candidates

71%

Help my career progression

71%

Other

14%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 6 responses

Security Officer View jobs

17%

Sous Chef View jobs

17%

Night Supervisor View jobs

17%

Chef View jobs

17%

Kitchen Aide View jobs

17%

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

4 people answered

“I wish I would have gotten it sooner.”

Dec. 30, 2019

“That they have a higher earnings potential.”

Dec. 19, 2019

“I wish I had done more research on the changes that occurred during that time.”

Dec. 6, 2019

“I wish I had know I could have taken this certification earlier online when my family first moved to Colorado.”

Nov. 26, 2019

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

6 people answered

“To study for the test because it was so much easier when I did .”

Dec. 19, 2019

“Stay current on changes to policies in the health department.”

Dec. 6, 2019

“Getting this particular certification is easy, as long and you pay attention to the modules/classes.”

Nov. 26, 2019