Questions & Answers
Our program is ANSI-Accredited. This means our training has met rigorous standards and is broadly accepted
through the US.
ANSI accreditation is a requirement under Pennsylvania law. ANSI providers will have a visible logo with an
issue number on their website.
You can take the exam as many time as
required. However, after 2 failed attempts, you must retake the course. There is not an extra charge for
retaking the course.
How long is my Food Handlers Card valid?
It is valid for 3 years. At the end of that period, you will need to retake the course and pass the exam.
eFoodhandlers makes that process simple and straightforward.
How many times can I take the exam?
You can take the exam as many time as required. However, after 2 failed attempts, you must retake the
course. There is not an extra charge for retaking the course.
State of Pennsylvania requires one supervisory staff to be certified in an approved Certified Food Protection program. eFoodhandlers certificate program does not meet this standard. Follow this link for a list of approved providers.
The PA training requirement applies to most food facilities. However, there are many other types of food service operations where eFoodhandlers training does apply. These include:
- Food establishments where only commercially prepackaged food is handled and sold.(Includes PHF and Non PHF)
- Food establishments that do not handle potentially hazardous foods.
- All food manufacturing facilities
- An organization classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
- Food establishments managed on a not-for-profit basis by a volunteer fire company or an ambulance, religious, charitable, fraternal, veterans, civic, agriculture fair or agricultural association or any separately chartered auxiliary of any of the above.
- A food establishment managed on a not-for-profit basis by organizations supporting extra-curricular recreational activities for youth of all public, private and parochial school systems.
Examples: school booster clubs, Little League or Midget Football Associations.