Food Handler Certification

We asked 25,566 job seekers about their Food Handler Certification. This is what they told us:

  • 59% of job seekers said "required for my current job" was the biggest reason for earning their Food Handler Certification
  • 56% said earning their Food Handler Certification helped them make more money
  • 78% said earning their Food Handler Certification helped them get a job
  • 95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Food Handler Certification

What are people saying about getting a Food Handler Certification?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 25,514 responses

56% said earning their Food Handler Certification helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 25,516 responses

78% said earning their Food Handler Certification helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 25,515 responses

95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Food Handler Certification

Why did you decide to earn your Food Handler Certification?

Based on 25,566 responses

Required for my current job
59%
Make more money
17%
Changing careers
7%
Get an edge over other candidates
12%
Help my career progression
34%
Other
18%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 19,386 responses

Cook View jobs
11%
Prep Cook View jobs
8%
Server View jobs
5%
Food Service Worker View jobs
5%
Bartender View jobs
4%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Food Handler Certification?

17,310 people answered

“How easy and fast it was to get it.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“I wish I knew before earning this certification is that it gives you more opportunities to get hired easily in any restaurants.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“Many employees are looking for this certification.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“That all restaurants require this in order to work.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“How many jobs require this certification.”

Aug. 17, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Food Handler Certification?

19,486 people answered

“If they want restaurant or cooking job they need to earn the certification.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“Get certified so they can get better jobs.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“Make sure you look at the different companies some charge less then others.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“Keep in mind this will benefit you later in future!”

Aug. 17, 2019

“Don’t hold back from earning any certification that may help you achieve any of your goals.”

Aug. 17, 2019
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