Food Handling Certification

All food handlers are required by San Diego County Code to possess a valid food handler card issued by a county-approved food handler training school or a County of San Diego food handler test administered by the current food safety manager who passed a state-approved food safety certification exam.

Food Handler cards are valid for 3 years.

To renew your card, you must complete a full 3 hour training course and pass an exam provided by a county-authorized food handler training school.

If you lose your card during the 3 years since you passed the exam, you must contact the training school to purchase a replacement card or you must retake a full 3 hour training course and pass the exam again to be issued a new food handler card.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact us at 619-294-2696 or via e-mail at

See below for a schedule of our upcoming Food Handling Certificate courses.

-Saturday, December 30th at 2:30 PM

January 2018
-Thursday, January 4th at 9 AM
-Saturday, January 6th at 2:30 PM
-Thursday, January 11th at 9 AM
-Saturday, January 13th at 2:30 PM
-Thursday, January 18th at 9 AM
-Saturday, January 20th at 2:30 PM
-Thursday, January 25th at 9 AM
-Saturday, January 27th at 2:30 PM