Washington DC Food Handlers Requirements

Jurisdiction District of Columbia

Certification Fee $35

Code requirement All food establishments must have a certified food handler on the premises at all times. After passing a food safety examination, present the original certificate with test scores to the Food Protection Division for Certified Food Handler’s Identification Card issued by the Department of Health.
Hours of Instruction 2 hours minimum for re-certification

Certification Renewal Every 3 years

Miscellaneous All foodhandlers, (or anyone who is not a supervisor, but is in direct contact with cooking/handling food) are encouraged to complete a Food Sanitation course in order to obtain a Food Handler ID card. Call (301) 580-4798 for information about certification training and exams.

District of Columbia Government: Food Handler Certification

4200 Connecticut
Washington, DC 20008-1122
(202) 274-6671

Requirements Details:

For More Information on the DC Food Handlers Training Program contact:

Food Handlers Training
Office: (301) 580-4798
Toll Free: 1-877-216-3869

Washington DC Health Department Location

District of Columbia Government Food Handler Permit and Licensing:
899 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002
(202) 535-2180

Alcohol Certification (TIPs)

Washington DC requires that all liquor licensees, or a designated employee, successfully complete an approved alcohol awareness training program every four (4) years. However, policies differ from county to county as to whether or not the certified individual needs to be on the premises during the hours in which alcohol is sold. For more information, call (301) 580-4798.

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Questions? Call Our Hotline:
4 Steps to Being Certified Food Handler
Call Our Hotline to Schedule A Class
Complete Our Application
Take and Pass Class and Exam
Visit Health Department to Obtain ID

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