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New York Food Handler Certification

We asked 96 job seekers about their New York Food Handler Certification. This is what they told us:

  • 61% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their New York Food Handler Certification
  • 76% said earning their New York Food Handler Certification helped them make more money
  • 77% said earning their New York Food Handler Certification helped them get a job
  • 97% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their New York Food Handler Certification

New York Food Handler Requirements

New York does not require accredited food safety training for restaurant or food service employees. However, food service establishments are required to create and implement their own food safety training for their employees.1

Some New York cities and counties have their own food safety training regulations. New York City, for example, requires at least one employee from a food service establishment to undergo training and testing through the city to receive a Food Protection Certificate.2


References

1. “Title: Section 14-1.73 – Personnel Training”. New York Codes, Rules and Regulations. Retrieved on January 15, 2020.
2. “Food Protection Certificate”. ANYC Business. Retrieved on January 15, 2020.


Editorial content last updated: April 2020

What are people saying about getting a New York Food Handler Certification?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 96 responses

76% said earning their New York Food Handler Certification helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 96 responses

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

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 96 responses

97% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their New York Food Handler Certification

Why did you decide to earn your New York Food Handler Certification?

Based on 96 responses

Required for my current job

51%

Make more money

30%

Changing careers

7%

Get an edge over other candidates

29%

Help my career progression

61%

Other

15%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 79 responses

Restaurant Manager View jobs

11%

Cook View jobs

8%

Bartender View jobs

8%

Shift Manager View jobs

6%

Chef View jobs

5%

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

72 people answered

“How much the information is involved with my career”

March 10, 2021

“The amount of time it is valid before getting renewed.”

Dec. 12, 2020

“nothing really I just know it's the responsible thing to do if you handle food.”

Nov. 17, 2020

“gives small advantage when looking for work”

Oct. 12, 2020

“How significant this certification is when seeking employment in the food industry.”

Sept. 24, 2020

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

79 people answered

“Study and study. It's important to know this.”

March 10, 2021

“Very informative, everybody should have this knowledge.”

Jan. 12, 2021

“Study hard and you will pass the exam! It is worth having, especially in the work place.”

Dec. 12, 2020

“Continue to study all pre-exam information.”

Dec. 2, 2020

“Study. Do not take this exam lightly”

Sept. 24, 2020