Information on Colorado Food Handler Cards
In the state of Colorado, the health department in the county in which you are working issues food handler's cards for food service workers. Each county has its own specific examination and fee. Most fees are between $5 and $16 for a card that will maintain validity for between 2 and 5 years. Many counties do not require a class to be taken, but it is a good idea to take at least an online review course before taking your exam. There are a number of agencies, both online and in traditional classroom settings that provide instruction for the food service certification cards.
Food handlers cards should be obtained by any food service worker in the state of Colorado who will be working with or associated with the following positions: Food service or restaurant managers, cooks, waiters, dishwashers, bartenders or any other position where you may handle prepared or raw food. A food handlers permit is required for all workers, whether full or part time.
View A List of Colorado Foodservice & Sanitary Agencies.
The following agencies provide information about food service certification and food handler's cards throughout the state of Colorado including the cities of Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Commerce City, Denver, Englewood, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Greeley, Lafayette, Lakewood, Littleton, Longmont, Loveland, Northglenn, Parker, Pueblo, Thornton, Westminster and Wheat Ridge.
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County Health Departments Boulder Country Health Department
Denver Department of Public Health
777 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303) 436-6000
Garfield County Department of Health
108 8th Street Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: (970) 945-1377
County Department of Public Health
Lakewood, Arvada, Edgewater, Golden
Phone: (303) 232-6301
Larimer County Department of Health
1525 Blue Spruce Dr. Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 498-6700
Mesa County Health Department
Mesa County Community Services Building
510 29 1/2 Road Grand Junction, Colorado
Phone: (970) 248-6960
County Public Health
106 West North Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-3056
Northeast Colorado Health Department
Phone: (970) 522-3741
Tri-County Health Department
(Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties)
6162 South Willow Drive, Suite 100
Greenwood Village, CO 80111-5114
Phone: 303-220-9200 www.tchd.org
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