Information on Idaho Food Handler Cards
Idaho's foodservice workers are required to possess a food handler's card provided by the health department in each county of the state. Each district generally offers a short training program for foodservice workers in that jurisdiction. The cost is generally $10, but many food service establishments will provide the funds for these classes for their employees.
These courses are necessary to take the exam provided by the county health departments to attain your food handler's card. Courses cover basic microbiology, food borne illnesses, safety, maintenance and operation of most food service equipment and the general requirements for food handlers throughout the state of Idaho.
View A List of Idaho Foodservice & Sanitary Agencies.
The following agencies provide information about food service certification and food handler's cards throughout the state of Idaho including Boise, Caldwell, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Meridian, Moscow, Nampa, Pocatello, Post Falls, Rexburg and Twin Falls.
Idaho Department of Health & Wellness
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: (208) 334-5500
Region 1 - Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone Counties
Region 2 - Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce Counties
Region 3 - Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington Counties
Region 4 - Ada, Boise, Elmore, Valley Counties
Region 5 - Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls Counties
Region 6 - Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power Counties
Region 7 - Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Teton Counties