Closed Monday, September 4, 2023 for Labor Day Holiday

44 Cedar Avenue, Pineville, WV 24874

P.O. box 1679, Pineville, WV 24874

304-732-7941

Fax: (304) 732-6709

Mon - Fri: 8:00 - 4:00

Closed Sat and Sun

Food Handlers Class

Food Handlers Certification (Food Card)

Food Handler Certifications, also known as food cards, are required by the Wyoming County Health Department. To obtain a food handler’s certification/card, there are normally multiple options available. Anyone working with food prep, serving, or cooking is required to have a food handler card. Food handler cards are good for one year only from the date issued when received from either our online class or at a local food handler’s class.

Wyoming County Food Handler’s Card

Any food handler worker may obtain their food card either by attending an online training class authorized by the County Health Department or by attending one of our local training classes. Come into the Health Department to pre-pay for your class or come in after your class to the Wyoming County Health Department. There is a $15.00 fee payable in person by cash or check at the time you attend the local class for a county card and a $25 fee payable by cash or check at the time you attend the statewide class. Both training classes are the same, the only difference between the county card and the state card is that the statewide card is acceptable in all of the 55 West Virginia counties. Check our Website Calendar for a complete listing of local food handler’s classes or call us at 304-732-7941 today to secure your seat in our next local food handler’s class. They occur every other month.

Website Online Food Handler’s Card

The Wyoming County Health Department also has an online food handler’s certification class for those more comfortable with taking online classes.  The online class accepts credit cards and the cost is $20.00 for the county card and $30.00 for the state card.  Currently, no other online website will be honored by the Wyoming County Health Department.  Be sure to check our Website Calendar for future in-person classes or click the button below to take the online class provided by StateFoodSafety.com.

Learning Objectives (Effective date October 29, 2020)At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify food safety risks and create policies to address them
  • Train employees to follow food safety policies
  • Take appropriate action when an employee has symptoms of foodborne illness or is diagnosed with a reportable disease
  • Follow good personal hygiene and hand care practices
  • Identify approved suppliers and methods for inspecting deliveries
  • Identify cross-contamination risks and methods for prevention
  • Implement effective cleaning and sanitizing procedures
  • Identify appropriate pest prevention measures and signs of pest infestations
  •  Prevent bacterial growth in Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) foods during all stages of the flow of food
  •  Maintain facilities and equipment in compliance with regulations

Food Manager’s Certification

Go online and check out a county near you that will prepare you to take the nationally approved Food Protection Manager Certification Exam.  This online food manager certification class accepts credit cards and the cost is $125.00.  The course certification is good for five (5) years from the date issued.

2024 Food Handler’s Class Schedule

January 24, 2024 – Wyoming County Career and Technical Center

March 20, 2024 – One Voice (Oceana)

May 22, 2024 – Wyoming County Career and Technical Center

July 10, 2024 – Veterans Memorial Legion Building (Mullens)

September 18, 2024 – One Voice (Oceana)

November 14, 2024 – Veterans Memorial Legion Building (Mullens)