Food Safety Certification and Handler Card
Food Safety Classes
The Consumer Protection Team (CPT) offers a one day Food Certification Class. Food Facilities (except Temporary Facilities) doing any food preparation of potentially hazardous foods are required to have a minimum one person on staff, who has received Food Safety Certification.
This class can be taken through any accredited agency, however, the class is offered as a service to Placer County Residents through our office. To best serve our students, we have two locations for the Food Certification Class.
Classes may be attended in Auburn or Tahoe. It is offered approximately (4) times per year in Auburn and (2) times per year in Tahoe.
2013 Class Schedules and Applications
Auburn Class Schedule
Auburn 2013 Class (.pdf 121 KB)
Tahoe Class Schedule
Tahoe 2013 Class (.pdf 130 KB)
Truckee Food Class - Please contact Nevada County Envrionmental Health at (530) 265-7057
Location: Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121Pine Ave. Truckee CA 96161
Directions and Maps
Auburn Class - (Cypress Room) Map
Tahoe Class - Tahoe Administration Center Conference Room
775 N. Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Please contact the Tahoe Office For Directions: (530) 581-6240
The Class is filled on a "first come, first served" basis. Once the application and fee are received you will be sent a food class registration letter. PLEASE call the Consumer Protection Clerk to verify the your application has been received, and you have been placed in the class.
Books and exams are also available in Spanish.
Food Handler Cards
(SB602) Food Handler Card - The State of California has recently passed SB 602 which requires that all food handlers must possess a valid Food Handlers Card as part of their employment at a food facility. This link provides information on California Food Handler Card Law Guidelines, and Frequently asked Questions.
The Food Handler card, now meets the Cottage Food Training Requirement.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Food Handler Programs - A list of Accredited Food Handler Programs