Program Scope, Purpose and Intended Outcomes
The scope is the set of core competencies needed to handle food safely.
Core competencies: Hygiene, Receiving, Storing, Safety, Cleaning, Sanitizing and Identifying Hazards and Condition
The purpose of the program is to provide a simple to comprehend, bi-lingual, online food handler education program for K-12 schools, institutional and retail food service workers. Courses are formatted to offer attendees the opportunity for self-study in an online learning environment. This program will identify learner comprehension of the intended learning outcomes of this course through an end-of-course exam and will provide successful examinees with a certificate that documents preparedness as a food handler.
Intended Learning Outcomes
The program provides training of basic food safety knowledge and skills. The intended learning outcomes are:
- Distinguish potential hazards and risks of cross-contamination to food before and during production as well as when serving food.
- Identify proper procedures for handling food during deliveries.
- Identify proper procedures for receiving food.
- Recognize food that is, or is not, in acceptable condition when entering the establishment.
- Identify proper methods and procedures that ensure food safety when food initially enters the establishment.
- Recognize proper food handling procedures to ensure food safety during food preparation, cooking and service.
- Identify proper hygiene, cleaning and sanitizing methods for all areas of a food service environment.
- Understand proper personal hygiene to include handwashing and other areas of personal cleanliness and appearance.
- Recognize proper care of all surfaces, utensils and equipment.
Requirements for taking the course and attaining a certificate
Attendees must have the following to take this course:
- A valid credit card or Coupon Code.
- Computer, tablet or smartphone with internet capabilities.
- A reliable internet connection.
Participate in and successfully complete the training course and achieve a score of 75% or higher on the end of course 40 question exam offered at the conclusion of this course to receive a certificate of completion. Once you start this exam you will be allowed 1 hour and 30 Minutes to complete all the questions. The average time to complete this exam is 45 Minutes.
Access to the course and all retakes of the exam, if applicable, expire 30 days from enrollment, after which a new course fee will be required.
This course and exam were designed by the education staff at Food Handler Solutions LLC. Collectively, the team has over 50 years of experience in the areas of staff training, food safety and sanitation. The team includes two accredited food safety instructors who have taught thousands of food handlers in classroom food safety courses and administered exams.
The Food Handler Solutions course was designed using the ADDIE model. The model includes five phases - analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation - representing a dynamic, flexible guideline for building effective training and performance support tools.
The team also consists of a subject matter expert group made up of a cross-section of stakeholders with food safety and healthcare experience. This group has overseen the process of assembling the course materials and developing the exam. The group is comprised of registered dieticians, restaurant owners, school district food service directors and medical professionals.
The online exam list cost is $14.95 which is collected electronically via a secure website using a valid credit card. This pricing is subject to promotional discounts for limited times at the discretion of Food Handler Solutions, LLC. Fees are collected electronically at the time of registration.
Refunds after the online exam have been taken may be provided under special circumstances at the discretion of Food Handler Solutions on a per case basis.
Special circumstances include but are not limited to:
- Purchase was made without the consent of the cardholder
- The certificate is not accepted by the customer's local regulatory agency and the customer can demonstrate a website-related issue that occurred which prevented them from viewing the provided state requirements prior to purchase.
All learners are allowed 2 attempts at our exam in which they need to acquire a 75% or better to pass.
Food Handler Solutions, LLC currently accepts no commercial support and is not seeking it. Any decision to accept commercial support in the future requires that FHS maintain contracts/agreements with the entity providing commercial financial or in-kind support that clearly specifies the provider of such support does not have any influence over the conduct and/or content of the certificate program.
Food Handler Solutions, LLC certificate holders, as a result of being issued a Food Handler Solutions, LLC certificate, are not in any way certified, licensed, accredited, or registered to engage in a specific occupation or profession.
Individuals receiving a Food Handler Solutions LLC - Food Handler Certificate Program have successfully achieved the learning outcomes of the Food Handler Course.
School Food Handler Stakeholders
If you are using this product via the SchoolFoodHandler.com website, all of the above and below information apply.
Certificate Program Changes:
Interactive Knowledge Check -
At the end of each module, the learner will be given the opportunity to review the learned content from that module. (Nov. 16, 2017)
Time Restriction for Exam Completion -
You will now only be allowed 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete this exam. The average time to complete this exam is 45 minutes. (March 22nd, 2018)
Certificate Modification -
There was a recent reorganization of our company structure. As of 5-10-18, all certificates issued will be signed by Westley Christian, Chief Executive Officer. (May 9th, 2018)
Clarified Scope -
Updated scope includes safe food handling practices. (October 8th, 2018)
Course Redesign -
Updates were made to the course structure and layout to help improve learner retention and attention. (February 1st, 2021)
New Exam Forms Introduced -
New exam questions were introduced to limit item exposure.
(September 1st, 2021)