ServSafe® California Food Handler Training

ServSafe® California Food Handler Training

A CA Food Handler Card is required by law.

Employees who handle food must have a California Food Handler card on file with their employer within 30 days of hire. To obtain a card, you must complete the training and pass the exam with a 75 percent or higher. This training and test meets the requirements of California’s food safety law SB 602. You can complete the training online or in a classroom-style setting.

Online Training

The ServSafe® California Food Handler program includes an interactive course and a 40-question exam. It’s $15 and approximately 90 minutes. Offered in English or Spanish. Food handlers will have to complete a registration process in English to access the course.

For San Diego residents, the program is $18.


Employees of CRA member locations receive 20% off.
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Take the online training – California
Take the online training – San Diego Only


Key themes covered

Basic food safety

Time + temperature

Cleaning + sanitation


Personal hygiene

Private Training* 

A certified instructor will come to your establishment with all the necessary equipment and training materials. The instructor will lead a 90-minute training followed by a 90-minute written exam. Contact Macy Fitch at 916.4312751 or [email protected].

*Private training is for CA Food Handler Card only; excludes San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

Materials needed for this training

  • Scantron Answer Sheet $11 per registrant
  • Food Handler Workbook (suggested) $16 per registrant
Single Private Training
CRA member Price
Non-member Price
Maximum 100 employees


Two Same-Day Private Trainings*

50 employees

Additional employees after 50

*Max of 100 employees per session.
(200 per day)







Three Same-Day Private Trainings*

50 employees

Additional employees after 50

*Max of 100 employees per session.
(200 per day)









Become an instructor or proctor

Managers, shift leaders and owners can easily register as an instructor with ServSafe® to administer the food handler training and test to employees. For more information visit, or contact Macy Fitch at [email protected].