The Food Handler class will be held on the 4th floor located in Environmental Health at the Portsmouth Health Department. The classes will be offered on the first and third Wednesday of every month.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to class to register. Class will start promptly at the times listed above. No admittance once class has started. Seating is limited to class participants only!
Fee: $10.00 (Cash, check, or money order) due at registration.
The Food Handler's card is valid for two years. For more information, call (757) 393-8585, extension 8585
See 2016 pamphlet, requires Adobe Acrobat: FoodHandlersClass2016.pdf
We also have provided food handler classes online through "State Food Safety" at http://www.statefoodsafety.com/food-handler/virginia/portsmouth-city . Purchase online course for $15. Complete course and test in less than 90 minutes. This includes the ability to print your food handler card after completion of the course. Class is offered in full audio and visual in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, and American Sign.
The CPFM certificate is valid for 3 years and takes the place of a Food Handler's card which is required by Portsmouth. The CPFM certificate is recognized throughout the United States.
See 2015 pamphlet, requires Adobe Acrobat: CertFoodMgrPamphlet2016.pdf
Safety Seat installation and Use Class
Safety seats are available through the Low-Income Safety Seat Program. To qualify, applicant must:
• Be Medicaid or income eligible
• Be in last trimester of pregnancy or child less than 1 year of age at date of application
• Be a US Citizen or legal alien
• Be a Virginia resident
• Be foster parent or legal guardian
• Attend Safety Seat Installation and Use Class
• Sign a Release of Liability Waiver Form
Classes are held at the Portsmouth Health Department. To schedule an appointment, call 393-8585 ext. 8525.
For more information, contact Dorothelia Williams at 393-8585 ext. 8531.
Pregnant and nursing mothers are invited to attend free Breastfeeding Classes held at the Portsmouth WIC Office, 1st Floor.
For more information, please call a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at 409-4671.
Don't forget to bring your WIC folder to receive WIC checks at class.
WIC office hours: