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Kentucky Food Handler Certification

We asked 3 job seekers about their Kentucky Food Handler Certification. This is what they told us:

  • 67% of job seekers said "get an edge over other candidates" was the biggest reason for earning their Kentucky Food Handler Certification

Kentucky Food Handler Requirements

Kentucky requires that food service establishments have a person in charge at all times who is a Certified Food Protection Manager. Employees can earn their CFPM certification through a state-approved training and certification program or through classes offered by the state health department. Some municipalities and counties within the state also require that all food service workers hold valid Food Handler Cards.1


References

1. “Food Safety Branch”. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. REtrieved on January 29, 2020.


Editorial content last updated: April 2020

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

Did this certification help you make more money?

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

Based on 3 responses

Required for my current job

0%

Make more money

0%

Changing careers

0%

Get an edge over other candidates

67%

Help my career progression

33%

Other

0%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 3 responses

Preschool Teacher View jobs

33%

School Teacher View jobs

33%

Delivery Driver View jobs

33%

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

3 people answered

“Most countries in Kentucky require it to work in food service.”

Jan. 12, 2020

“Many people want to have added responsibility no matter how big or small, I wish I had done this early for the missed opportunities and time change in schedules I could have had.”

Jan. 8, 2020

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

3 people answered

“To do it, there are more benefits than not!”

Jan. 16, 2020

“If you want to work in food service you have to have this certification.”

Jan. 12, 2020