State Requirements

Before you start studying and preparing for a food safety exam, find out what requirements your state has for Food Handler’s Card and Food Manager Certification. Some food safety regulations differ on a county level so treat this as a starting point in your Food Handler journey. Whenever you need further clarification, please check with your local county health department for the most accurate information.


Select your state from the map below to find state level food handler and food manager certification requirements.


Other Areas with Special Food Handler’s Card Requirements

New York City

Please visit our Food Handler’s Card NYC page to find details on how to obtain a card and become a valid food handler.