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Florida Food Handler Certification

We asked 109 job seekers about their Florida Food Handler Certification. This is what they told us:

  • 59% of job seekers said "required for my current job" was the biggest reason for earning their Florida Food Handler Certification
  • 61% said earning their Florida Food Handler Certification helped them make more money
  • 73% said earning their Florida Food Handler Certification helped them get a job
  • 94% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Florida Food Handler Certification

Florida Food Handler Requirements

Florida food service establishments are required to have a person in charge at all times who is a Certified Food Protection Manager and has undergone training and testing through a state-approved program.1


References

1. “What is a Food Manager”. Florida Health. Retrieved on January 12, 2020.


Editorial content last updated: April 2020

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

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 109 responses

61% said earning their Florida Food Handler Certification helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 109 responses

73% said earning their Florida Food Handler Certification helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 109 responses

94% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Florida Food Handler Certification

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

Based on 109 responses

Required for my current job

59%

Make more money

28%

Changing careers

6%

Get an edge over other candidates

10%

Help my career progression

32%

Other

19%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 84 responses

Server View jobs

8%

Bartender View jobs

8%

Food Service Worker View jobs

8%

Chef View jobs

7%

Prep Cook View jobs

7%

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

68 people answered

“Already knew everything on test, just needed validation for job..”

Sept. 30, 2020

“The basic knowledge of working in the foodservice industry.”

Sept. 7, 2020

“The temperature food is supposed to be cooked in”

June 1, 2020

“The temperature food is supposed to be cooked in”

June 1, 2020

“The temperature food is supposed to be cooked in”

June 1, 2020

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

78 people answered

“It's a great investment in your career”

May 3, 2021

“Keep the resources and paperwork provided during training.”

April 24, 2021

“Gain some knowledge before earning the certification as far as the duties and responsibilities of working in the foodservice industry.”

Sept. 7, 2020

“I think everyone should take this because a lot of people don't pay attention to how things can go from good to bad it takes 1 person to be sick for it to be an outbreak of foodbourne illness”

May 27, 2020

“I would say that it isn't really needed unless you are in the kitchen but the information is helpful for the future.”

April 19, 2020