You can acquire a food handling license online at StateFoodSafety.com and ServSafe.com. As of 2015, these sites offer licensing programs for food handlers, food managers and alcohol servers, each for a fee payable through the website. ServSafe offers training in several languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese and American Sign Language.
The exact requirements to get a food handler license vary from state to state, so applicants to both sites must choose their state from a list, and may be required to further narrow the results by county. After finding a list of local available training courses, applicants choose the course they want and pay the required fee by credit card or PayPal.