Taking the Food Handler Card Certification training course online
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Taking the Food Handler Card Certification training course online


The food handler certificate is obtained after passing a test that proves that you have successfully completed the course. Once the test has been passed, the official certificate, card or diploma can be requested, which must be issued and approved by a training entity.

The food handler course can be done either in person or over the Internet. It's as valid one way as the other. In fact, it's more common to do it online.

That said, it's a question we're often asked because still raises questions, so let's try to explain it in detail below.

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Can I take the food handler training course online?

We are sometimes asked whether taking the online food handler card course is like doing it in person. Whether it can be taken out over the Internet, whether it has the same validity, whether it is reliable, etc. And yes, of course it can be done. In fact, it's the most common way to do it.

It should be noted that the official and approved certificate, card or diploma states that the course has been taken advantage of. Receiving the food handling course in person or online is irrelevant if you pass the achievement test. What is relevant for those who take the course are the trips to the training centre and adapting to the sometimes very inconvenient schedule of in person training. And if we talk about the price (you have to pay for rooms, teachers, materials,...) we can understand why it is the majority to do the food handler course online.

The validity of the certificate is the same whether it is done in person or online.

Is it as valid as if I do it in person?

It is as valid to do it online as to do it in person. The learning material is the same. The test is the same. The certificate is the same. The difference is, on the one hand, comfort: no travel, no schedules. On the other hand, the economic savings that only the payment for the issuance of the certificate implies.

Is the course high-risk level and multi-sectoral?

The material of our course is carried out and supervised by renowned professionals who are experts in nutrition and food science and technology, based on the guidelines set by the WHO (World Health Organization) and in accordance with spanish and european legislation.

Our food handler course includes the high risk level and is multi-sectoral. So if you work or are going to work in the hotel and catering industry, preparation, manufacture, transformation, elaboration, packaging, storage, transport, distribution, sale, supply and service of food, our certificate fully serves you. It also includes training in allergens and is valid throughout the country and the rest of EU.

Will I have my certificate instantly?

We have already said that doing the food handling course online has many advantages over the on-site course: you can do it any day, any time, when it suits you best and has no cost to access the learning materials. And once you're ready, just take our online test, pass it, request it and you're done. That easy!

Once you have passed the course test, you must request the certificate, which you will receive instantly, by e-mail, once you have paid by credit card or Paypal. If you use other method of payment, as soon as we have confirmation from the bank you will immediately receive it by the same means and you will be able to access all the job offers that require it or better position yourself within the company where you work.

Is it cheaper to do it online than in person?

And with very low costs and significant savings compared to classroom courses. Bearing in mind that our online food handler course is free to access (no registration required) and there is no charge for classes, teachers and materials. And you save yourself the travel and the time you need to follow the course.

How do I access the course material?

In order to have your official and approved certificate, card or diploma you only have to go to take our lessons and test on this website by visiting our homepage and following the 3 easy steps.

You will be able to do the course directly on our site or download the manual and save it on your computer, phone or print it, so you can do it whenever and wherever you want: at night or on weekends, at lunch or breakfast.

Can I repeat the exam if I don't pass it?

If you fail to pass the test the first time, do not worry. Just read the explanation to every wrong answer and use it to improve your knowledge. Once you do this, just repeat it as many times as you need until you have learned all necessary fundamentals to approve the test.

And once you have passed the official and approved certificate, card or diploma, it will be immediately sent to your e-mail address when you request it.

How long does it take for my certificate to arrive by regular mail?

And if you want it physically, to touch it, to have it in your hands and to present it in an interview or to attach it to your resume, printed in color. If so, you can ask us to send it to you and you will receive it by mail in 48 hours (approximately).

Why is it so cheap?

We believe that such a basic and necessary element for obtaining and maintaining many of the jobs currently offered on the labour market cannot be an economic obstacle.

That's why we keep costs to a minimum to make it possible for anyone who needs it to have it without being burdened with it or unable to access a good job opportunity for not being able to pay for the certificate.

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More information

Food Standards Agency
Codex Alimentarius at FAO
European Food Safety Authority
WikiPedia - Food Safety


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