Food Service Employees’ Class

 About the Class

Individuals who work with unpackaged and/or packaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food contact surfaces are required to possess a food service (handlers) card. Food service cards are required prior to employment and are valid for two years. A food service card issued by another city may be honored.

New Online Food Handler Training

The Norfolk Department of Public Health now provides food handler training online through "State Food Safety." Purchase the online training course for $15. The class is offered in full audio and visual in English, Spanish, or Mandarin Chinese. You may be able to complete the course and test in less than 90 minutes. After you complete the course, you will be able to print your food handler card.

2019 Food Service Employees' Classes

 For your convenience our online food handlers' class is available.


Huntersville Neighborhood Center
830 Goff Street
Norfolk, VA 23504

Class Requirements

  • $10 non-refundable administrative fee (cash or money order) due at time of registration
  • 1 form of identification required at time of registration
  • Children under 14 years of age may not attend


Registration: 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Class starts promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Registration: 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Class starts promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Registration: 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Class starts promptly at 3:30 p.m.

Class will start promptly at the times listed above. No admittance once class has started.

In the event that a holiday falls on a regularly scheduled class day, the class will be canceled. This will not change the other regularly scheduled classes. The classes are approximately 1.5 hours in length. Class participants will receive a food handler card at the end of the class. Food handler cards are valid for two years.  There is a $10 replacement fee for lost or damaged cards.  Seating is limited to class participants only.

For further information contact the Norfolk Department of Public Health Bureau of Environmental Health Services at 757-683-2709.