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.