RESPONSIBLE TRAINING FOOD HANDLER & TABC SELLER-SERVER TRAINING BUNDLE
A food handler program helps new and current food handlers keep up to date on laws and regulations for serving food in the State of Texas. Additionally, a TABC Training Course will help sellers and servers of alcohol learn the laws that govern the sale of alcohol and how to protect themselves from liability. Our Food Handler course is available in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese and our TABC course is available in English and Spanish. This training program is sponsored by Harris County Health Department and includes all applicable registration fees.
This Food Handler course has been developed to meet the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) E2659 standard practice for certificate programs requirements by training experts with the guidance of health department food safety officials, food management professionals and food handlers like you. It is periodically updated to stay current with food codes and to improve quality; learn about changes here. Our TABC course has been developed and approved by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Training School 640-724.
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A FOOD HANDLER/ TABC CERTIFICATE- A VALUABLE SIGN OF ACCOMPLISHMENT
Anyone who works in a place that serves food to the public, such as a restaurant, bar, food truck, or hospital, should hold a Food Handler Certificate to show they understand food safety. If you come into contact with food during preparation, cooking, serving, or cleaning, this training will be valuable for your job. Additionally, anyone who handles and serves alcohol on their job would benefit from a TABC certificate. Not only will it help you understand the law, but it can help your employer avoid fines and legal troubles.
HOW IS A FOOD HANDLER/TABC CERTIFICATE USED?
Holding a Food Handler Certificate shows employers that you have passed the minimum requirement of understanding food safety. Employers can check your certificate status through our online system.
Holding a TABC Certificate is a requirement for most employers, though is it not required by law. Completing a TABC Seller-Server Training course will show your employer that you have taken the time to learn the laws that govern the sale of alcohol.
You may not say or imply that you are "certified," "certificated," "licensed," "registered" or "accredited"; these terms indicate a different type of program than food handler and seller-server training.
FOR HOW LONG IS THE CERTIFICATE VALID?
The Food Handler Certificate is valid for 3 years in all states that have adopted the ANSI standard. The TABC Certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of completion.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Upon successful completion of this training program, you will understand:
- The basics of preventing foodborne illness, including understanding how illness are spread through contaminated food and how food becomes contaminated through unsafe practices
- Why hygiene is important, and how you prevent illness by good personal grooming, handwashing, and using protective articles
- How to recognize symptoms of communicable diseases and food borne illnesses that will keep you from working, and when you'll need a physician's approval before working with foods.
- How to safely accept and store food, including when food must be rejected and how to store food to prevent contamination.
- How to control food temperature to prevent food-borne illness, including how to measure and keep foods in safe temperature zones, and how to cool, thaw and reheat food safely.
- The right way of cleaning and sanitizing to maintain a safe environment.
- The definition of intoxication and the dangers of alcohol poisoning
- How to spot signs of intoxication and the laws regarding the sale of alcohol to intoxicated persons.
- How to spot minors and the penalties for providing/selling alcohol to a minor.
- When to cut off service and how to intervene when an intoxicated person or minor is involved.
- The way that alcohol affects the body.
- What to look for when checking identification and how to spot a fake.
- The laws governing the sale of alcohol for private clubs and Public Entertainment Facilities (PEFs)
The Food Handler Program consists of six easy to understand lessons in food handling, each with a quick quiz so you can be sure you understand the lesson and are prepared for the exam. To be awarded a food handler certificate, you must view all lessons and quizzes, then take 40 question multiple choice exam, which you must pass with 70% to be awarded a food handler certificate.
The TABC Seller-Server Training Program consists of 4 lessons, each accompanied by a 5 question quiz. The exam is 25 multiple-choice style questions that also requires a 70% grade to pass.
WHAT PRIOR EDUCATION DO I NEED FOR THIS PROGRAM?
Anyone can sign up for this program. You will need basic internet skills such as locating and logging into websites, then reading and following the instructions found there. We use simple, straight-forward language so you can complete the course quickly and confidently.
HOW THIS COURSE WORKS
Each lesson contains detailed information on the topic and fun exercises. The lessons have an optional voice over that will read the lesson out loud. After reviewing lesson materials, a 5 question quiz at the end will test what you have learned. Once you’ve completed all of the lessons, you can take the final exam. You must score a passing grade of 70% to receive your Food Handler or TABC Certificate.
Both of these courses are designed to be completed at your own pace. However, you must complete each lesson before advancing to the next. All training must be completed within 6 months of registering. Each lesson can be reviewed in 15 minutes or less. Quizzes should take 5 minutes each.
WHAT KIND OF COMPUTER DO I NEED?
We recommend the course be done using a standard desktop or laptop. However, depending on the brand and version, you can use a smartphone/ tablet.
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE COURSE AND WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
The cost of each course is located in the course catalog. You may pay using all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration is quick and simple. You will enter basic information and be asked to create your own username and password. When you are ready to start your training, log in using the username and password. You will be prompted to go through our introduction page before starting the actual course. Personalized password selection and a secure server ensure that test data and all other personal information remain secure.
REGISTERING YOUR FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATE WITH A LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT
S.B. 582 passed in 2015 made it unlawful for cities and municipalities to require a registration fee for Food Handler training, so you no longer have to worry about paying an additional fee to register your certificate. TABC certificates are automatically reported to the State and require no action on your part.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
Responsible Training’s first consideration is customer satisfaction. Refunds are determined on a case-by-case basis. Feel free to contact us to determine if you are eligible.