Food Handler Certification

We asked 21411 job seekers about their 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 Food Handler Certification
  • 56% said earning their Food Handler Certification helped them make more money
  • 77% said earning their Food Handler Certification helped them get a job
  • 95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Food Handler Certification

What are people saying about getting a Food Handler Certification?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 21,359 responses

56% said earning their Food Handler Certification helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 21,361 responses

77% said earning their Food Handler Certification helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 21,360 responses

95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Food Handler Certification

Why did you decide to earn your Food Handler Certification?

Based on 21,411 responses

Required for my current job
59%
Make more money
17%
Changing careers
7%
Get an edge over other candidates
12%
Help my career progression
34%
Other
18%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 15,658 responses

Cook View jobs
11%
Prep Cook View jobs
8%
Server View jobs
5%
Food Service Worker View jobs
5%
Bartender View jobs
4%

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

14,070 people answered

“Getting it sooner to assist in career progression.”

July 19, 2019

“I wish I had not stressed so bad about it. I completed it in 30 minutes and was very happy with my results”

July 19, 2019

“It’s required when serving foods even if you don’t work in the kitchen”

July 19, 2019

“I wish I already knew how simple and easy it was to obtain.”

July 19, 2019

“How often you have to take the test”

July 19, 2019

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

15,818 people answered

“Get it as soon as possible and list that you have it on all of your job applications.”

July 19, 2019

“It never expires so it is great to have for your background.”

July 19, 2019

“It’s a great way to start into any food business. You get the run down of how everything works and what you’ll see in the kitchen”

July 19, 2019

“Everyone should obtain or be required to in order to work with food. It is all about safety and proper techniques. I wouldn't want random, uncertified people cooking my food, I want knowledgeable and capable people and this certificate is proof for me at least.”

July 19, 2019

“Study very diligently before the test.”

July 19, 2019
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