Health Cards and Food Handler cards are required by the Cowlitz County Health Department for all food service employees working in Cowlitz County restaurants, grocery stores, concession stands and other venues that provide food to the public. Health Card testing is available at the Testing Center.
Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm
Test Fee: $10.00 (No Checks Accepted)
How to take the Food Handler test:
All testers must bring a photo ID with them the day of the test. No exceptions.
Food Handler Cards are valid for 2 years throughout Washington State.
Special note: No children or cell phones are allowed in the testing room.
If you don't pass the test, you can re-take the Food Handler test within 14 days free of charge. You must wait at least 24 hours to retest, and you must view the video again prior to retesting.
Testing and instruction are now available in several languages.
- Video Instruction: English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Russian, and Mandarin
- Written Test: English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese and Russian.
- Study booklets: Downloadable booklets in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Russian.
Employers and organizations can arrange special group sessions either on-site or at the LCC testing center. Call 360-442-2600 for more information.