Food handler cards are required for all persons working or volunteering in a food service establishment in Wichita (Chapter 7.20 of the Municipal Code of the City of Wichita). Other cities or counties may have differing requirements.
Food Handler Classes are held on the first and third Saturday of each month at 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM, and on the first and third Monday of each month at 12:30 PM and 6:00 PM. Also held on Monday will be a Spanish class at 8:30 AM. In the event that a holiday falls on a regularly scheduled class day, the class will be moved to that day in the following week. This will NOT change the other regularly scheduled class.
Classes are held in the auditorium at the City of Wichita Office of Environmental Health, 1900 East 9th Street North, Wichita, KS 67214. Parking is available in the lot east of our building, and you can access the auditorium via the east entry door by the flagpole.
Please do not bring children under the age of 6.
Students need only attend one session. A class is approximately 2 hours in length, and students will receive a Food Handler Card at the conclusion of the class. There is no fee for taking the class. However, there is a $2.00 fee for replacement cards.
Please call (316) 268-8351 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm to register. Messages left on voicemail will not be accepted in lieu of registration. Participants must check in at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled class time to be guaranteed a seat. Unclaimed seats will be released 15 minutes prior to the start of class.
We now have online registration available for people who would like to attend one of our Food Handler classes at the Office of Environmental Health, 1900 E 9th St N. If you are using Internet Explorer 11 and encounter technical difficulty registering please call our office at (316) 268-8351.
Food Handler Classes Schedule - 3rd Quarter 2016
Food Handler Classes Schedule - 4th Quarter 2016
On-site food handlers classes are available for a fee of $125. Please call our office at (316) 268-8351 to set up an appointment or complete the Special/On-Site Food Handlers Class Request, fax the request or mail with payment to the address on the form.
Food Handler Class Request
Food handler classes may also be taken at one of the three websites below. The companies offering these courses charge a fee. After completing an online course, print your certificate and bring it to Environmental Health, 1900 E. 9th, to exchange it for a free City of Wichita Food Handlers Card. Alternatively, you mail email your certificate and date of birth to FOG@wichita.gov and then stop by the Environmental Health office for your card.