Food Handler Training


The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department (MOVHD) has an obligation to ensure the food establishments in the Mid-Ohio Valley region provide safe food for the public.   A Food Handler’s Card is required for any person that handles food in the MOVHD region.     Region includes: Calhoun, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood

All food employees must hold a valid Food Handler’s card.  Any new food employee of an establishment will have 60 days from hire date to obtain a valid card.     Food Handler’s cards are valid for 3 years.    Cost for a class is $10 per person.     Class last approximately an hour.

Contact your local county health department to obtain a class schedule.

In Wood county, Food Handler’s classes will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at the Main Office of the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department,  located at 211 Sixth Street in Parkersburg, WV.   Classes will be held in the 1st floor conference room, and begin at 10am, 3pm and 7pm.

Additional information, call our main office at 304-420-1460

No classes will be held on June 20, 2017 in observation of West Virginia Day. All offices will be closed.

Online classes are also available and recognized from the following outside entities, in no particular order,  Fees apply.

Serv Safe
State Food Safety 
TAP Series 


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