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Oregon Food Handler Certification

We asked 184 job seekers about their Oregon Food Handler Certification. This is what they told us:

  • 46% of job seekers said "required for my current job" was the biggest reason for earning their Oregon Food Handler Certification
  • 44% said earning their Oregon Food Handler Certification helped them make more money
  • 71% said earning their Oregon Food Handler Certification helped them get a job
  • 91% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Oregon Food Handler Certification

Oregon Food Handler Requirements

Oregon requires food service workers to obtain a Food Handlers Card within 30 days of being hired. The cards must be obtained through a state-approved agency.1 The state does not have any requirements for Certified Food Protection Managers.2


References

1. “Food Handler Certification”. Oregon Health Authority. Retrieved on January 15, 2020.
2. “Food Manager Certification Resources”. Oregon Health Authority. Retrieved on January 15, 2020.


Editorial content last updated: April 2020

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

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 184 responses

44% said earning their Oregon Food Handler Certification helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 184 responses

71% said earning their Oregon Food Handler Certification helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 184 responses

91% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Oregon Food Handler Certification

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

Based on 184 responses

Required for my current job

46%

Make more money

11%

Changing careers

7%

Get an edge over other candidates

11%

Help my career progression

32%

Other

27%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 136 responses

Food Service Worker View jobs

10%

Cook View jobs

7%

Bartender View jobs

7%

Server View jobs

6%

Crew Member View jobs

5%

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

111 people answered

“I wish I had completed this certification prior to applying to some jobs.”

April 6, 2021

“My employer asked me to get the certification so it would have been more convenient if I had already gotten it before i got hired.”

Feb. 4, 2021

“Many people are looking for someone with an food handlers card. It really helps get jobs in places they serve food!”

Sept. 25, 2020

“How easy it was to get and beneficial for nearly any job.”

Sept. 24, 2020

“Many employers are looking for this certification”

Aug. 28, 2020

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

135 people answered

“It is a helpful certification to have.”

April 6, 2021

“The test doesn’t require any studying or previous knowledge so don’t be stressed about taking the test in order to get the certification.”

Feb. 4, 2021

“This test is helpful for many types of learning styles.”

Aug. 28, 2020

“Take a short food safety course online or at a school.”

July 12, 2020

“Good information to have regardless of necessity of the certification.”

July 7, 2020