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WEST VIRGINIA FOOD HANDLER REQUIREMENTS

Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Marion, Pleasants, Roane, Wirt, wood County Specific Requirements –

  • County requires that all food workers have food safety training before handling food served to the public.
  • Food workers who take a food safety training class and pass an approved ANSI certified exam on food safety basics are issued a Food Handler Permit.
  • Classroom & on-line courses are acceptable.
  • Check with local health department to determine where to obtain approved food worker training, test, and card.
  • Food service workers are required to obtain a food handler card within 30 days of beginning work.
  • Renewal varies with these counties based on passing score from 1 to 3 years.

Jackson County Specific Requirements –

  • County requires that all food workers have food safety training before handling food served to the public.
  • Food workers who take a food safety training class and pass a County Health Department approved exam on food safety basics are issued a Food Handler Permit.
  • Check with local health department to determine where to obtain approved food worker training, test, and card.
  • Food service workers are required to obtain a food handler card within 30 days of beginning work.

Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, Harrison, Jefferson & Jackson County Specific Requirements –

  • County requires that all food workers have food safety training before handling food served to the public.
  • Food workers who take a food safety training class and pass a County Health Department approved exam on food safety basics are issued a Food Handler Permit.
  • Check with local health department to determine where to obtain approved food worker training, test, and card.
  • Food service workers are required to obtain a food handler card within 30 days of beginning work.
  • Renewal varies with these counties based on passing score from 1 to 3 years.

Marshall, Summers, Ritchie County Specific Requirements –

  • County requires that all food workers have food safety training before handling food served to the public.
  • Food workers who take a food safety training class and pass a County Health Department approved exam on food safety basics are issued a Food Handler Permit.
  • Check with local health department to determine where to obtain approved food worker training, test, and card.
  • Food service workers are required to obtain a food handler card within 30 days of beginning work.
  • Must be renewed every 3 years.

Hardy, Mineral County Specific Requirements –

  • County requires that all food workers have food safety training before handling food served to the public.
  • Food workers who take a food safety training class and pass an approved ANSI certified exam on food safety basics are issued a Food Handler Permit.
  • Check with local health department to determine where to obtain approved food worker training, test, and card.
  • Food service workers are required to obtain a food handler card within 30 days of beginning work.
  • Must be renewed every year