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Food worker class now available online and in 8 languages

King County residents who work in the food industry may now obtain their required state food worker card over the Internet. The class and test may be taken in eight different languages. Upon completing the class and passing the test, the student may print out the food worker card for immediate use.

The new class is available at www.foodworkercard.wa.gov. King County residents should log in, and then select "King County" to get started.

"The new online training provides the same information as an in-person experience but with the convenience of an online class," said Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health - Seattle & King County. "Most of our customers – food workers in King County – said they wanted this option so I am very pleased to be providing this enhanced level of customer service."

The new online food worker class is an addition to the in-person classes that train approximately 55,000 people per year in King County. The online class is being made available to food workers in King County thanks to a partnership with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, which built and maintains the site.

Key for food workers to know:

• Online training is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Cambodian and closed caption.

• The cost of the class and test is $10, payable with VISA, MasterCard or Discover card and debit cards with the VISA or MasterCard logo after the test is passed.

• Typical users take approximately 1 hour to take the course and test.

• In-person classes remain an option for those who choose it.

Visit www.foodworkercard.wa.gov for more information about the food worker class and test, as well as a schedule for in-person classes.

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