Food Service Employees’ Class

 About the Class

Individuals who work with unpackaged and/or packaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food contact surfaces are required to possess a food service (handlers) card. Food service cards are required prior to employment and are valid for two years. A food service card issued by another city may be honored.

New Online Food Handler Training

The Norfolk Department of Public Health now provides food handler training online through "State Food Safety." Purchase the online training course for $15. The class is offered in full audio and visual in English, Spanish, or Mandarin Chinese. You may be able to complete the course and test in less than 90 minutes. After you complete the course, you will be able to print your food handler card.

2022 Food Service Employees' Classes


Currently not offering in person food handlers' class.


For your convenience our online food handlers' class is available.

Food handler cards are valid for two years.   For further information contact the Norfolk Department of Public Health Bureau of Environmental Health Services at 757-683-2709.