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Nevada Food Handler Certification

We asked 15 job seekers about their Nevada Food Handler Certification. This is what they told us:

  • 47% of job seekers said "required for my current job" was the biggest reason for earning their Nevada Food Handler Certification
  • 79% said earning their Nevada Food Handler Certification helped them make more money
  • 93% said earning their Nevada Food Handler Certification helped them get a job
  • 100% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Nevada Food Handler Certification

Nevada Food Handler Requirements

In Nevada, food service establishments are required to have a person in charge on duty at all times who is a Certified Food Protection Manager.1 Certification must be earned through an accredited program that is deemed acceptable by the state. Training and examination can be done in person or online. In Clark County–which includes Las Vegas–all food handlers are required to obtain a Food Handlers Card in person through the Southern Nevada Health District.2


References

1. “Training and Education: Food Establishments”. Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved on JanuaryJan. 15, 2020.
2. “Food Handler Safety Training Card”. Southern Nevada Health District. Retrieved on January 15, 2020.


Editorial content last updated: April 2020

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

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 14 responses

79% said earning their Nevada Food Handler Certification helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 14 responses

93% said earning their Nevada Food Handler Certification helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 14 responses

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

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

Based on 15 responses

Required for my current job

47%

Make more money

27%

Changing careers

20%

Get an edge over other candidates

20%

Help my career progression

47%

Other

13%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 12 responses

Store Manager View jobs

8%

Restaurant Manager View jobs

8%

Line Cook/Prep Cook View jobs

8%

Cook View jobs

8%

Handler View jobs

8%

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

13 people answered

“Must have Certification to be employed in the Food & Beverage Industry”

Aug. 19, 2020

“I should have gotten it earlier to increase my chances.”

Jan. 24, 2020

“It was not difficult to complete and obtain.”

Jan. 24, 2020

“Nevada requires this to be employed.”

Dec. 31, 2019

“That it is required to have a health card to work in the food industry here”

Dec. 12, 2019

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

13 people answered

“If needed get this certification as it will assist in your employment endeavor.”

Dec. 31, 2019

“Read the study guide online before taking the actual test. In NV, the test must be completed in person.”

Dec. 1, 2019

“Make sure you pass this test, so that you can feel a sense of completion.”

Sept. 10, 2019

“Study all the class materials provided for class.”

June 7, 2019

“Study the online course multiple times before going to take final Exam.”

May 4, 2019