Food Worker Card FAQs
Who needs a Food Worker Card?
- Anyone who works with unpackaged foods, potentially hazardous food or food-contact surfaces.
- Chefs, cooks, servers, bartenders, meat cutters, food counter workers, dishwashers, etc.
- Food Workers who work anywhere in the state, excluding the Municipality of Anchorage.
Note: Food Workers in the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) need a card issued by the MOA.
Who does not need a Food Worker Card?
- People who do not touch foods or items that contact foods,
- People who only work with pre-packaged foods (cashiers, grocery baggers, delivery drivers, warehouse workers, and shelf stockers).
- Individuals who assist patients or residents in an institution with their meals.
- Children under the age of 18 who assist with school meal services in a school kitchen.
- Certified Food Protection Managers.
How do I get a Food Worker Card?
- You sign in to your MyAlaska page (or create an account) and follow the indicartors to purchase a TestID online. Once you have your test ID, you can then take the food worker card test at any time, or you can wait up to a year to use your Test_ID. If you are employed and handle food or food contact surfaces, you must obtain a Food Worker Card within 30 days of employment.
- Written tests are available on request.
How much does it cost?
- A Food Worker Card costs $10 and is valid for three years.
Questions? Contact us by email or phone 907-269-2008
Toll Free: 1-87-SafeFood (1-877-233-3663) or 1-907-334-2560.