Stakeholders Communication

This course is ANAB accredited to the ASTM e2659-18 standard.

Purpose (Effective 12/27/2019)

The purpose of the is to educate food handlers on the critical concepts and behaviors necessary to food safety.

Scope (Effective 12/27/2019)

The scope is to present the essential elements of food safety that a food handler must know to keep food safe for human consumption.

Intended Learning Outcomes (Effective 4/18/2023)

Upon completion of the instructional course, learners will be able to do the following:

  1. Identify how employee illnesses and infections can affect food safety.
  2. Identify the importance of proper handwashing.
  3. Identify the employee's role in helping to prevent foodborne illness.
  4. Identify management's role in helping to prevent foodborne illness.
  5. Define the concept of foodborne illness
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of holding temperatures for potentially hazardous foods.
  7. Identify why cooking foods to proper temperatures is important.
  8. Identify why cross contamination is dangerous and know the primary ways to prevent it
  9. Identify Bare Hand Prohibition with Ready-to-Eat Food
  10. Identify Major Food Allergens

The following are the requirements to earn the certificate:

  1. Complete the course*
  2. Pass the end-of-course assessment with a minimum score of 70%.

*Completion is defined as having viewed all course pages and submitting all end-of-module quizzes and the comprehensive assessment

Statement about what inferences can be made regarding certificate holders

Your eFoodcard program certificate is documentation of the successful completion of the certificate program.

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Learner Attestation

By completing the final assessment, you acknowledge that you understand the following:

  • The examinations and the questions contained therein are the exclusive property of the Certificate Issuer and are protected by federal copyright law. No part of the examination(s) may be copied, reproduced in part or whole by any means whatsoever, including memorization.
  • Individual participation in any irregularity occurring during the examination, such as giving or obtaining unauthorized information or aid, as evidenced by an observation or subsequent statistical analysis, may be sufficient cause to invalidate the results of the examination or the certificate issued, or other appropriate remedy.
  • Individuals verify that they have successfully met the program requirements. If at any time it is confirmed an individual has not met all the requirements, individuals will no longer be eligible for the certificate, or will have their current certificate invalidated.
  • Individuals verify that they solely are responsible for the answers provided on the test(s) and that they were not provided assistance by other individuals.

Certificate Use and Issuance

Certus provides certificate or certification issuance to all users who successfully meet the requisites of credentialing programs. Program requisites may be determined by law, accreditation standards or Certus itself.

Certificates are issued only to qualified candidates of certificate programs who have fulfilled the following program requisites:

  • Registration with the Company
  • Completion of online course or training materials
  • Successful completion of the assessment (i.e., receiving a passing score)
  • No evidence of cheating or fraudulent behavior

Certifications are issued only to qualified candidates of certification programs who have fulfilled the following program requisites:

  • Registration with the Company
  • Acceptance of content usage policies
  • Certification examination initiated, taken and completed in a proctored environment
  • Successful completion of online certification examination (i.e., receiving a passing score)
  • No evidence of cheating or fraudulent behavior

Certificates and certifications are automatically generated when a user meets all requisites as outlined above. Company employees and customers may not artificially create or issue certificates or certifications in lieu of the honest fulfillment of a program's requisites.

The Company utilizes industry best practices to ensure the security and integrity of all certificate and certification issuing systems, documents and assets.

Certificates and certifications are issued to individuals and are nontransferable between individuals.

Certificate or certification use may include, but is not limited to:

  • Demonstrating achievement of stated knowledge, skills, and abilities/attitudes as defined and dictated by partnered health department officials, state or local laws or regulations, certification program standards, and/or legislative documents.
  • Obtaining for educational purposes.
  • Meeting employer requirements.

Certificate Invalidation

Certus has the right to invalidate any certificate or certification found to be issued due to fraudulent behavior. Any claim of fraudulent behavior will be investigated. An investigation may be initiated due to:

  • Fraudulent or otherwise dishonest completion of the online assessment or examination;
  • Duplicated or otherwise "doctored" certificates;
  • Request for investigation from a health department official, employer, or other stakeholder that results in discovery or increased suspicion of fraudulent behavior;
  • Other reasonable evidence to warrant suspicion that a certificate was improperly awarded.