Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does SB 476 affect food handler training requirements for California businesses?
A: SB 476 signifies a pivotal change in California's food handler training requirements for businesses. Starting January 1, 2024, the law mandates that employers must cover all costs associated with food handler training, including program expenses and compensation for employees' training time.

This shift aims to enhance workforce skills and overall food safety standards statewide. Our food handler courses offer 100% online, ANAB-accredited training, making it easy to satisfy state requirements.

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Q: Does the state of California recognize food handler training taken on the Internet? Is this website legitimate?
A: Yes, is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to provide food handler training in the state of California except Riverside, San Diego and San Bernardino Counties.

Q: Is the same as
A: Yes, is the new

Q: How long is my card valid in California?
A: A food handler card from is valid in all of California except Riverside, San Diego and San Bernardino Counties for 3 years from the date of successful test completion.

Q: How many answers do I need to get right to pass in California?
A: In California, you must answer 28 out of 40 questions correctly in order to pass the test with a minimum score of 70%.

Q: Why do I need a food handler card in California?
A: All food service workers in California are required to obtain food handler training and a food handler card. If you are involved with preparing and/or serving food in California, you need a food handler card.

Q: My food handler card is no longer valid. How do I get a new card?
A: You must retake the course to print your new food handler card. Please register again, pass the test and then click the "Print Card" button to print your new food handler card.

Q: What do I have to do to get my food handler card?
A: The process is simple! Just create an account at, study the manual, (if required in your state, you must complete the course first), pass the test and print your food handler card.

Q: I need to get a replacement card. What do I need to do?
A: It's easy! Just log in to your account at and click the "Print Card" button. You may reprint your food handler card for FREE anytime while your card is valid.

Q: Do I have to pay for reprints of my food handler card?
A: No! Reprints are always FREE while your food handler card is valid.

Q: How will I know when my card is expiring?
A: We keep track of this for you! As long as you keep your email address up-to-date so that we can reach you, we'll send you reminders starting 3 months in advance.

Q: May someone else pay for my card?
A: Yes, someone else may make payment. Please have them fill in their credit card information after you successfully pass the test.

Q: May I pay the fee for more than one person with my credit card?
A: Yes, you may pay for as many people as you want with one credit card. Just fill in your credit card information after the user has successfully passed the test.

Q: I work for a government agency wishing to make payments for multiple clients. How do I do this?
A: Please fill out the online Corporate Account sign-up form or call us at 1-888-243-0222.

Q: I have an invite code from my company. What do I do?
A: Just go through the training and testing process. When you get to the payment section, there will be an area where you enter your invite code.

Q: Will you mail my card to me?
A: Sorry, no. We do not mail food handler cards. Once you pass your test, you may simply print your card from the website.

Q: Can eFoodcard revoke my food handler card and deactivate my account? What might cause that?
A: Students are expected to adhere to and practice the Student Code of Ethics while using or participating in the eFoodcard program. If you are found to be in violation of the Student Code of Ethics, eFoodcard may revoke your food handler card. You can find the Student Code of Ethics in the Terms of Use.

If for any reason a refund is granted, your account will be deactivated.

Q: How do I make a suggestion or complaint, or make an appeal to eFoodcard?
A: You can make a suggestion, complaint or appeal by using the Customer Support request form.