FOOD HANDLERS TRAINING
The Food Handler class will be held on the 4th floor located in Environmental Health at the Portsmouth Health Department. See flyer below for more information.
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
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.
CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGER TRAINING
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.
This course is self-study, it allows you to review the test material at your own pace prior to taking the exam.
Please allow 3 (three) business days for grading. A passing score of 80 is required to become certified.
Please note: The Pool Operator Certification is valid for 5 years. Also, if you are working outside of the City of Portsmouth, please ensure this certification meets your local requirements.
CHILD RESTRAINT SAFETY SEAT INSTALLATION TRAINING
Safety Seat installation and Use Class
Safety seats are available through the Low-Income Safety Seat Program. To qualify, applicant must:
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.
BREAST FEEDING ACTIVITIES
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: