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How do you get a food handler's card in AZ?

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To get a food handler's card in Arizona, visit the Arizona Department of Health Services website to find out your county’s specific instructions and requirements to obtain a food handler's card. Complete a food handler course, present your photo ID at your county’s health department, and pay $5 for an official food worker's card.

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  1. Visit the Arizona Department of Health Services website

    Each county's procedures and tests vary. Go to the Arizona Department of Health Services website, and click on your county for specific instructions on how to obtain a food handler's card.

  2. Complete the food handler course

    Take the online food handler course for your county. The test takes about 90 minutes to complete, and 80 percent is required to pass the test. The course must be completed within 30 days of being hired at any job that requires handling food.

  3. Print the temporary certificate, and take it to the health department

    After successfully completing the online food handler course, print the temporary certificate provided. Bring the temporary certificate, along with a valid ID and proof of residence in Arizona to your county’s health department. The health department will issue you an official photo ID food handler's card for $5.

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