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Food Handler Class - Click here for the additional Summer classes

To help with social distancing efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we are suspending our food handler card and pool school classes until further notice.  Employees without cards will not be required to get one before classes resume.  We are working on an on-line food handler course to fill the need, but it is not yet in place.  Pool school will be rescheduled. We will announce when classes resume.

The cities of Norman and Moore require food handler cards for anyone handling food.

Class Locations:

Norman: Cleveland County Health Department, 250 12th Ave NE, Norman, OK 73071
Moore: Cleveland County Health Department, 424 S Eastern Ave, Moore, OK 73160

Class Start Times:

Registration beings 30 minutes prior to the start of each class!
Norman (English): Tuesday at 9AM and Thursday at 3:30PM
Norman (English): 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6PM
Norman (Spanish): 1st Wednesday of the month at 9AM, and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:30PM
Norman (Español): Primer miércoles del mes a las 9:00AM y tercer miércoles del mes a las 3:30PM
Moore (English):  Wednesday at 3:30PM

Class Requirements (Requisitos para la clase)

  • Photo ID required for registration (Identificación con foto requerida para el registro)
  • Classes start promptly on time with no exceptions (Inicio de clases puntualmente, sin excepciones)
  • No one will be admitted after the class has started (Nadie será admitido después de haber comenzado la clase) no exception
  • There is a $5 fee for the class and food handler card (Hay un cargo de $5 por la tarjeta de clase de comida) Cash/Check only
  • Duplicate cards will only be issued Monday - Thursday 8AM to 4PM. (Duplicado de tarjeta se emitirá de lunes a jueves 8:00AM a 4:00PM.)
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  Classes must stop accepting applicants when the fire code limit for the room is reached.

Class consists of a PowerPoint presentation, discussion, and written test.  A passing grade of 76% is required in order to receive the card.  Online food handlers’ cards are NOT accepted in Cleveland County.

City Ordinances Requiring Food Handler Cards

Sec.13-807. Food handling: Work permits required
No person shall work, or permit any other person to work in a bakery, cafe, meat market, restaurant, or other place where food is handled or served, whether for compensation or not, unless that person possesses a current and unrevoked permit from the health officer. (Ord. No 0-7475-8)
A. It is unlawful for any person who operates a food service establishment or any place selling open and prepared foods in the city to hire, or permit to be hired, or permit to work gratis, any person who does not possess a current and unrevoked permit approved by the health officer.
B. It is unlawful for any person to work in any food service establishment or any place selling open and prepared foods in the city who does not have in his or her possession a current and unrevoked permit approved by the county.

The Cleveland County Health Department will host additional Food Handler Classes this summer in the auditorium at 250 12th Ave NE, Norman, on the following dates:

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

 Session 1: Registration begins at 10:00am, Class starts at 10:30am

Session 2: Registration begins at 12:00pm, Class starts at 12:30pm

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

 Registration begins at 5:30pm, Class starts at 6pm (one session only)

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