All food workers who serve unpackaged food or beverages must have a valid Washington State Food Worker Card. To get a card, take the online food safety training course, pass the test, and pay a $10 fee. CAUTION: A FOOD WORKER CARD MUST BE ISSUED AT www.foodworkercard.wa.gov. Other websites (usually .com sites) do not issue valid Washington Food Worker cards, but they will take your $10.00.
Food worker cards issued by another state are not valid in Washington.
Washington State Food Worker Cards are valid anywhere in Washington.
If you are getting a Food Worker Card for the first time, it is valid for 2 years. Renewed cards are valid for 3 years if renewed before your card expires (60 days or less before it expires).
You can pay the $10 fee online by credit or debit card.
You don’t need any additional documentation to complete the food safety course and get your Food Worker Card.