Texas Food Handlers Certification Online

Certified On The Fly is an official online Texas Food Handlers Training Program licensed and accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
TX DSHS License Number: 153

Chef safely preparing food


Texas Food Handlers Card Training refers to the training and certification of those who work in the food service industry, including but not limited to chefs, cooks, kitchen employees, servers, managers, and owners. The Texas Food Handlers certification course covers topics like how food becomes unsafe, good personal hygiene, controlling time and temperature/requirements, preventing cross contamination, and cleaning and sanitizing. 

In 2015, the Texas Legislature amended the Health and Safety Code to authorize local health jurisdictions to require food establishments make sure all employees maintain a valid Texas Food Handlers certification. Food Handlers certificates are valid for 2 years.


  • You’ll be hard pressed to find a job in a restaurant, hotel, or other food establishment in the state of Texas without having your Texas Food Handlers card. So that’s that.
  • As boring as these courses can be, they give you valuable information that will be useful once you start working. It may seem like we go overboard or take some of these topics too seriously, but the fact is you will encounter the situations we discuss in our online Texas Food Handlers course. Your customers can be in a lot of danger and you have a lot to lose if you don’t make informed decisions and follow the law.
  • By taking our Texas Food Handlers Card course online, you have the unique opportunity to learn from people who have been doing your job for many years. This is what makes Certified On The Fly unique: Our course was made by those in the service industry, for those in the service industry. So when we say “been there, done that”, we really mean it.
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So what’s in it for you owners and managers? Why should you make sure all employees stay Texas Food Handler certified through Certified On The Fly?

  • Let’s face it: Your employees are going to make mistakes and you need to do everything possible to protect your customers and your business. And one of the most important steps you can take to protect your business is to ensure 100% employee compliance in regards to Texas Food Handlers card.
  • How do you ensure your employees renew their Texas Food Handler certification on time? Sign up for a free Employer Account with Certified On The Fly. With an Employer Account, you can easily manage your roster of employees and receive automatic email alerts before an employee’s certificate expires.