All food service personnel who work in a food establishment in the City of New Braunfels are required by local ordinance to obtain a food handlers certificate. The Health Division staff instructs the regularly scheduled food handlers classes and issue certificates to attendees.
The course covers basic food safety practices such as proper handwashing, personal hygiene, cooking, cooling, reheating, ware washing, and additional information. All food handlers certificates are valid for two years from the date they are issued.
Please contact our office at (830) 221-4070 for questions about the food handler classes.
Online Food Handler Certificate Registration
You can now register your food handler or food manager certificates online. Please accurately complete all the information on the registration form so we are able to verify your entry.
New Braunfels food handlers classes will be held at the Westside Community Center located at:
2932 S. IH 35
New Braunfels, TX 78130 2019 Class Schedule
Texas Food Code requires one Certified Food Protection Manager (CFM) on site for each licensed establishment. If you have your CFM certificate you do not need a food handlers certificate also. The city does not offer a CFM course, and if you wish to obtain your CFM certificate you will need to contact a private company to get this credential.
If you are unable to attend one of our regularly scheduled food handlers classes you can take a state approved food handlers course online.