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Arizona Food Handler Training

Arizona Food Handler Training
Certificate Valid For:  3 years
Available Languages:  English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Russian, Arabic
Completion Time:  1.5 - 2 hours

Course Overview

Skills You will Achieve: Food Safety Awareness, Cross-Contamination Prevention, Temperature Control, Safe Food Storage, Health Regulations.

About This Course

Unlock Your Path to Success in the Food Industry with TAP Series!

Are you aspiring to thrive in Arizona's vibrant food industry? Look no further – TAP Series has your journey covered! Secure your Food Handler Card conveniently online and set the stage for your rewarding career.

Why TAP Series?

TAP Series is your gateway to success, offering an accredited and State of Arizona-approved online food safety training course. No need to rearrange your schedule – take the course anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace using just your computer or mobile device with internet access.

What You'll Learn:

Our comprehensive course ensures you grasp essential food safety principles, including:

  • How to prevent foodborne illnesses and contamination
  • Compliance with food safety regulations and standards
  • Proper techniques for storing, preparing, and serving food
  • Effective methods for cleaning and sanitizing equipment and utensils

Interactive Learning Experience:

Say goodbye to dull courses! TAP Series makes learning fun with engaging games and quizzes to test your knowledge. Our content is not only informative but also up-to-date, ensuring you're equipped with the latest and best practices in the industry.

Easy as 1-2-3:

To obtain your Food Handler Card:

  1. Complete the lessons
  2. Pass the exam with a score of 70% or higher
  3. Print your Food Handler Card

Voila! You're ready to embark on your exciting journey in the food industry. Your card is valid for three years, recognized by the Public Health Services District and statewide.

Don't Hesitate – Enroll Today!

Why wait? Enroll in TAP Series now and swiftly acquire your Food Handler Card online in Arizona. It's fast, easy, and affordable – setting you on the path to success. Enroll Now!

Course Facts

Discover the Essentials: Arizona Food Handler Training with TAP Series!

Course Highlights:

  • Arizona Food Handler Training Certificate: Elevate your career prospects with our accredited certification tailored for Arizona's food industry.

  • Renewal Requirement: Enjoy three years of seamless certification, ensuring you stay at the top of your game.

  • Duration: Invest just 1.5-2 hours and unlock a world of knowledge at your fingertips.

  • Learning Type: Accessible 24/7! Immerse yourself in 100% online training, tailored to fit your schedule.

  • Course Structure: Learn at your own pace and effortlessly pick up where you left off, thanks to our intuitive progress-saving feature.

  • Course Updates: Stay ahead in the industry with regularly updated content, ensuring you receive the latest and most relevant information.

Secure Your Future in the Food Industry – Enroll with TAP Series Today!

Embark on a journey of knowledge, convenience, and career growth. Join TAP Series for a comprehensive Arizona Food Handler Training experience that goes beyond the basics. Enroll Now!

Topics Covered

Lesson 1: The Need For Food Safety Training

Lesson 2: Foodborne Illness: An Overview

Lesson 3: Biological Food Contamination

Lesson 4: Cross-Contamination and Food Allergies

Lesson 5: Chemical and Physical Contamination

Lesson 6: Hygiene, Health, and Food Safety

Lesson 7: Purchasing and Receiving Foods

Lesson 8: Storing Food and Supplies

Lesson 9: Preparing, Cooking, and Serving Food

Lesson 10: Cleaning and Sanitizing

What You'll Learn

Uncover the Art of Safe Food Handling: Your Essential Learning Journey Awaits!

What You'll Master:

Transform Your Knowledge, Transform Your Career: Enroll with TAP Series Today!

Embark on a transformative journey into the heart of food safety. Join TAP Series now for an engaging and comprehensive exploration of essential principles. Elevate your skills and ensure a safe culinary environment. Enroll Today!

  1. Mastering Time and Temperature Dynamics:
    • Understand the critical relationship between time, temperature, and foodborne illness across various food handling stages.
    • Dive deep into the impact of micro-organisms and explore the use of thermometers, including their types, calibration, and practical application in monitoring food temperatures.
  2. Elevating Personal Hygiene for Food Safety:
    • Explore the profound link between personal hygiene and food safety.
    • Recognize the influence of hand contact, personal habits, and the food handler's health on preventing foodborne illnesses.
    • Gain insights into how effective policies, procedures, and management practices contribute to an enhanced culture of food safety.
  3. Defending Against Contamination at Every Stage:
    • Equip yourself with methods to prevent food contamination throughout the entire food handling process.
    • Familiarize yourself with key terms related to contamination and potential hazards before, during, and after food delivery.
  4. Mastery of Cleaning and Sanitizing Techniques:
    • Learn effective procedures for maintaining impeccable cleanliness and sanitization of equipment and utensils.
  5. Navigating Challenges and Solutions:
    • Tackle real-world issues associated with temperature control, preventing cross-contamination, housekeeping, and maintenance.
    • Discover practical solutions to enhance your food safety practices.

Regulatory Information

Your Gateway to Certified Expertise: Compliant and Accredited Food Handler Training!

Regulatory Assurance: Enroll with confidence! Our food handler training course holds accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANAB) and aligns seamlessly.

ASTM E2659 Certificate program purpose, scope, and intended learning outcomes in the course (Read more)

ANAB Accreditation: Connect with the gold standard in accreditation. Our course is ANAB accredited, assuring you of its quality and compliance.

Contact ANAB Headquarters: For further information or verification, feel free to contact ANAB Headquarters:

  • Tel: 202 293 8020
  • Fax: 202 293 9287
  • Address: 1899 L Street, NW 11th floor, Washington, DC 20036
  • Website: ANAB Website

Important Note: While our certificate of completion is a testament to your training, it's crucial to be aware that in certain states, it may not serve as your official food handler license. To ensure full compliance with local regulations, we recommend double-checking with both your employer and local health department for any additional licensing requirements.

Ensure Your Compliance, Secure Your Future: Choose ANAB accredited Training! Don't just learn—learn with authority. Elevate your culinary expertise with our ANAB accredited food handler training. Enroll today and ensure your journey is backed by the gold standard in accreditation. Your path to success starts here!


Q: Is there a prerequisite for this course?

Absolutely not! The Arizona Food Handler Training Training course welcomes everyone, no prerequisites or mandatory requirements necessary.

Q: What are the Arizona Food Handler Training requirements?

  • Course: Master each lesson with a remarkable 70 percent or better,
  • Examination: Conquer the 20-question exam, securing a passing score of 70 percent or higher.

Q: When does my course expire?

Courses remain active for 180 days from the date of your enrollment. If you do not earn your Course Certificate of Achievement within 180 days of enrolling, your course access will expire. In such a case, you will need to repurchase the course to re-enroll. Two reminder emails will be sent, the first 25 days after enrollment and the second 30 days before the course's expiration date, if you have not completed the course. For more information about course expiration dates, please read our Terms of Use

Q: What is the procedure for requesting a refund for my course?

100% money back of the purchase price, or credit to your account, if returned within 30 days of enrollment, and if no more than lesson 1 has been studied for courses with more than one lesson.


  1. The Municipality Of Anchorage Food Handler course is NOT refundable.
  2. All courses with only one lesson if the lesson is completed are final sale and NOT refundable.
  3. Once you have earned a course certificate you are not eligible for a refund even if it is within the 30 days.

For more information about course expiration dates, please read our Terms of Use

Q: What can I do if I lose my Certificate of Achievement?

If you lose your Certificate of Achievement and need a new one, go to and click on Print Certificate.

Q: How many lessons are there in the Municipality of Arizona Food Handler Training Course?

Immerse yourself in a journey of knowledge with 10 enriching lessons and a final exam to solidify your expertise.

Q: Why Choose ANAB-Accredited Companies?

Rest easy knowing that ANAB-accredited companies meet the highest standards. The course content is standardized, covering cooking temperatures, fridge/freezer temperatures, bacterial multiplication, cleaning, and pest control, all aligned with the latest Government guidelines (FDA Food Code 2022).

Q: Is the TAP Series Food Handler Certificate different from ServSafe or others?

It's not different at all! TAP Series and ServSafe, both ANAB Accredited, bring you top-notch training. Many training providers, just like us, have earned the esteemed ANAB Accreditation.

Q: What's the Bottom Line?

While the chapter headings and order may vary, the core content is the same across all accredited providers. With TAP Series, you're not just getting a certificate; you're investing in excellence!

Q: Can I test out of the course?

No, in order to obtain your food handler card you must complete the course and pass the exam.

Q: Who wrote the content for your course?

Expertly crafted! The course content was written by a PHD in Education, collaborating with a subject matter team from industry, academic, and regulatory backgrounds. Regular updates ensure relevance and excellence.

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Q: How do I obtain a card?

  1. COURSE: You must take a course (meeting the specifications for courses as outlined in the law).
  2. ASSESSMENT (hereinafter referred to as "test"): You must take a test of 40 questions and pass with a score of 70 percent or higher. There are several providers who may offer the course. However, the test and food handler card must be issued from a certification organization that is authorized by the jurisdiction.

Q: What is our organization's mission statement?

TAP Series is a leading provider of online food safety courses. Our mission to provide training and certificates through our unique teaching process which allows for a real-time uninterrupted learning experience by using colorful graphics, animations, full motion video, audio and interactive learning exercises. Major university studies show TAP Series courses are so simple to use that people with virtually no computer experience use them easily. Educators appreciate the TAP Series' exceptional self-paced and self-teaching courses. The quality of these courses qualifies them for course credit while reducing already over-taxed time and facilities at many universities. TAP Series is an online educational company. We have a 21 plus year history of providing exceptionally high quality courses and content. Our courses have been taken by Fortune 500 companies, universities, colleges, government, military, and individual students. Our vision is to provide exceptionable high quality learning that is affordable and flexible, while reaching the food handler audience.

Q: What is the purpose of this certificate?

The certificate’s program purpose is for a food handler to successfully complete the food handler training course and examination to obtain a Food Handler Card. The food handler course is an Internet based course that teaches the six areas required by the Food Code.

Q: What are the conditions of use?

As a food worker, you have an important role in food safety. The law requires you to be trained in food safety and to pass a test that shows you understand how to keep food safe. A student can communicate that they completed the course with this certificate. The proper use and interpretation of the certificate is for a food worker to provide a copy of the certificate to your employer and you can interpret that you have met the law.

Q: What type of training is offered for restaurants?

Food handler courses with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval can be found on the ANSI website at:
The course and assessment can be completed online, 24 hours/day and does not need to be monitored by an instructor. Upon passing the assessment, the certificate is immediately available to print. A local health department that has a Department approved training program may provide training for restaurants. In addition, any business with a training program approved in another state prior to August 27, 2013, may provide training if registered with the Department.

Q: Is my food handler card valid anywhere in the state?

A food handler card is valid in most of the state. Consult with the local enforcement agencies to obtain information on their local food handler programs and requirements.

Q: I have a food handler card issued from another state. Are food handler cards from other states compliant with the Food Handler Card Law?

No. Other state’s food handler cards are not valid in state.

Q: I am a restaurant manager and have a valid Manager’s Food Safety Certification pursuant to existing state law. Do I need a food handler card?

No. Anyone who holds a valid Manager’s Food Safety Certification doesn’t need a food handler card. However, if you’re a manager without the Manager’s Food Safety Certification and you are a food handler, you’ll need a food handler card.

Q: I’m interested in working in the restaurant business but don’t have a food handler card yet. Do I need to obtain one prior to employment in a restaurant?

You must obtain a food handler card within 30 days of hire.

Q: Is my employer responsible for paying for my food handler card course and test under the new law?

No. The Food Handler Card Law does not require employers to pay for the food handler’s training and test. The food handler card is the property of the restaurant employee, which allows the employee to change jobs without having to obtain a new food handler card.

Q: I just obtained a food handler card for my current restaurant employer. However, what if I get a new job in another restaurant, do I need to take the test again?

No. A food handler card is issued to the individual food handler and can be used wherever the food handler works, whether it is a new restaurant or multiple restaurants concurrently. The only exception would be counties with pre-existing local food handler programs. Consult with the local enforcement agencies in each county to obtain information on their local food handler programs and requirements.

Q: Do volunteers who serve food at soup kitchens, food banks or volunteer run restaurants have to have a food handler card?

No, volunteers are not required to obtain a food handler card. The law only applies to food handlers who are "hired" by subject food facilities. Food handlers who work in a food facility on a regular basis and benefit financially from the business are not considered volunteers (e.g., family members/owners).

Q: How quickly will I get my certificate of completion?

Once you finish your course and pass any required exams, you can print your certificate of completion right away.

Q: What can I do if I lose my certificate of completion?

If you lose your certificate of completion and need a new one, go to and click on Print Certificate

Q: What are the system requirements for the course?

You can find more information about the system requirements for our course in our knowledge base.

Q: What are an employer’s responsibilities under the Food Handler Card Law?

The law requires employers to maintain records satisfactory to the local enforcement officer documenting that each food handler employed by the food facility possesses a valid food handler card, and shall provide those records to the local enforcement officer upon request. Failure to maintain records that all food handlers meet the requirements of the Food Handler Law would constitute a violation of the state law, which may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor. An example of acceptable records would be to maintain copies of the employees’ food handler cards at the food facility.

Q: What documentation is the employer required to keep?

Under this law, employers are responsible for maintaining records documenting that each food handler employed by them possesses a valid food handler card. These records must be provided to the local enforcement officer upon request. An example of proper documentation would be for the employer to maintain copies of the food handlers’ cards on file and have them available upon request by the health inspector.

Q: How do employers know which employees need a food handler card?

Most restaurant positions are subject to the Food Handler Card Law. Food handlers are defined as individuals involved in the preparation, storage or service of food in a food facility. However, certain statutory exemptions may exist including food handlers in: temporary food facilities, certified farmers’ markets, commissaries, grocery stores (including convenience stores), licensed health care facilities, mobile support units, public and private school cafeterias, restricted food service facilities, retail stores where a majority of sales are from a pharmacy, certain food facilities with approved in-house food safety training, food facilities subject to a collective bargaining agreement, food handlers. Food Handlers should consult with their local health agency.

Q: What processes are involved in accessing and appealing Food Handler Training results?

?Click here to read about Food Handler Training Results and Appeals.

Q: What measures are in place to protect the privacy of Food Handlers, and where can I find more information about your organization's privacy policy regarding this matter?

Click here to read about our Food Handler privacy policy.

Click here to read about our Food Handler privacy policy (Spanish).