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The Wichita Health Authority requires all food handlers to obtain knowledge about food safety and sanitation within thirty (30) days of employment. The TAP Series training program does just that. In just about 1 hour the food handler is trained and will receive a downloadable certificate and handler card.

Upon successful completion of the course and test, you will print your certificate of training and present it and a photo ID at the Health Department located at 1900 E. 9th in Wichita

Q:Who needs the food handler card?
A:All food workers in the City of Wichita are required to have a food handler card. Upon successful completion of the course and test, you will print your certificate of training and present it and a photo ID at the Health Department located at 1900 E. 9th in Wichita.

Q:How many attempts do I have to pass the test?
A:You have 2 attempts to pass the test. After two failed attempts you will be required to re-take the course and be given two more attempts.

Q:What is the minimum score needed to pass?
A:The minimum score required is 80% on the exam.

Q:What is the length of the course and exam?
A:The course and exam is approximately 2 hours.

Q:How long is City of Wichita Food Handler Card approved for?
A:The Food Handler Card is approved for 3 years; before your certificate expires you will have to pass the course and exam again.

Q:Is the course offered in different languages?
A:The course is offered in English and Spanish.

Q:I have a food handler card issued from another state. Are food handler cards from other states compliant with the City of Wichita's Food Handler Card?
A:No. Other state's food handler cards are not valid in Wichita.

Q:I am a restaurant manager and have a valid Manager's Food Safety Certification pursuant to existing state law. Do I need a City of Wichita Food Handler Card?
A:No. Anyone who holds a valid Manager's Food Safety Certification doesn't need a food handler card.

Q:Is my employer responsible for paying for my food handler card course and test under the new law?
A:No. Employers are not required to pay for the food handler's training and test. The food handler card is the property of the restaurant employee.

Q:How do I request a correction or change of information on my certificate?
A:To change your information on your certificate, click here, fill out the form and submit proof of correct information.

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