Food Worker Cards

Alaska regulations require foodworkers to obtain a Food Worker Card within 30 days of employment.

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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.
  • Volunteers
  • Certified Food Protection Managers

How do I get a Food Worker Card?

  • Getting a Food Worker Card instructions.
  • You must sign in to your MyAlaska page (or create an account), and follow the indicators to purchase a TestID online. Once you have your TestID, you can take the food worker card test at any time. Your TestID is valid to use for up to 1 year.

How much does it cost?

  • A Food Worker Card costs $10 and is valid for three years.

I'm not good with a computer. What can I do?

  • Written tests are available on request.

What if I lose my card?

  • Use your stored ID number to print a new card.

Questions? Contact us by email or phone 907-269-7501

Toll Free: 1-87-SafeFood (1-877-233-3663) or 1-907-334-2560.