Information on Arkansas Food Handler Cards
Arkansas' individual county health departments throughout the state grant food handler's cards and permits for foodservice workers in employed within that county. Fees are generally between $10 and $16 per permit, and can be obtained by completing a test either online or in person. Today, there are a number of online agencies, many of them nationwide, who will train applicants as well as provide the examination. Applicants may complete the exam and present their certificate to the country department of health to retrieve their certificate for employment.
View A List of Arkansas Foodservice & Sanitary Agencies.
The following agencies provide information about food service certification and food handler's cards throughout the state of Arkansas including the cities of Benton, Bentonville, Cabot, Conway, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Hot Springs, Jacksonville, Jonesboro, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Paragould, Pine Bluff, Rogers, Russellville, Searcy, Sherwood, Springdale, Texarkana, Van Buren and West Memphis.
Many of the certification providers below are nationwide and online. Arkansas foodservice workers may complete their studies and examination through these agencies and provide proof of completion to their specific county department agency:
Culinary Schools in Arkansas
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