Available Courses

Choose from the courses below to complete continuing education and license certification for food handlers in Texas, cottage food businesses, and child care centers. Learn more about how to read food labels, as well as Good Agricultural Practices or GAPs.

Certificates from the old platform are not transferable to the new platform but may be requested by completing this online form.

Food Handlers Certification

This food handlers certification course, accredited with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), will allow food service employees, cottage food business operators, or others to meet the requirement of having a food handler or food safety course. Participants will learn basic food safety practices for the preparation of food and can print a food handlers card.

$15.00 More Info
Food Handlers Certification (Spanish)

This food handler course in Spanish, accredited with the Texas Department of State Health Services, will allow food service employees, cottage food business operators, or others to meet the requirement of having a food handler or food safety course. Participants will learn basic food safety practices for the preparation of food.

$15.00 More Info
Cooking Up A Cottage Food Business

This course is designed to educate people who want to start a cottage food production operation out of their residence in Texas. Through this course, individuals will gain knowledge of the Texas Cottage Food Law and general rules and best practices for preparing food safely.

$10.00 More Info
Food Safety: Texas GAPs and GHPs

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) are intended to help prevent microbial, chemical and physical contamination of fresh produce at the farm level up to and including harvest. By adopting and implementing GAPs, you can identify the areas of highest risk and then start practices to prevent contamination from occurring.

$40.00 More Info
Food Allergies and How to Manage Them

Four out of every 100 children have one or more food allergies, which can be life threatening. This course will equip child care providers with the latest regulations and standards related to food allergies in child care settings. Participants will learn how to manage food allergies in the day care and on field trips.

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Feeding Young Children with Special Food Needs

This course is intended for child care providers, parents, families, and other professionals that have children with special nutritional needs. It goes over what the parents of children with special medical conditions need to provide the child care providers in order for them to properly care for the children.

$10.00 More Info
Food Safety in the Classroom

There are many things one can do to help prevent foodborne illnesses from occurring, especially in children. This course is targeted towards child caregivers to discuss food safety practices in the preschool environment.

$10.00 More Info
Handling and Storing Breast Milk and Other Foods

Working in a child care setting can be such a rewarding, yet difficult job. Learn how to properly handle breast milk, formula, and other foods to help prevent food-borne illness in this course. Food safety preventative measures will be discussed to help ensure you have a safe environment for babies and children.

$10.00 More Info
Understanding the Dates on Food Labels

Dates are placed on food labels for a variety of reasons. This course will help you learn the differences between dates often seen on products/packages at your local retail stores.

$10.00 More Info