Food Handler Cards


Step 1: Take an In-Person Class

Starting February 8th, 2024, an option to individually schedule an in-person food handler class will be available.  This course will be taught at the Cass County Health Department located at 1411 S Commercial St, Harrisonville, MO 64701. To sign up for this class, simply register below, and the environmental team will contact you through your preferred method to schedule a time to teach the course during office hours (Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm).  

The class fee is $20. 

DISCLAIMER: Availability of environmental staff will cause available course dates to vary.

Sign-Up Using the Link Below:

Individually Scheduled: During Office Hours (Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm)

Step 2: Pass In-Person Test

After completing an in-person course, a test will be administered, and a food handler card will be emailed to all participants who pass this test.


Step 1: Take the Food Safety Course Online

To complete the food handler safety course online, go to and take the Missouri, Cass County online course for $25.00. Any ANSI-approved food safety course is accepted. 

Upon completion of the course, a certificate will be issued to the participant.  This certificate must be presented to the Cass County Health Department before a food handler card is issued. 

Note: The certificate issued upon course completion is valid for 90 days from the test's completion date. During this period, the certificate serves as a temporary valid food handler’s card, but the course will need to be retaken if the certificate is allowed to expire.

Step 2: Pass Post-Exam Quiz

A short ten question post-exam must be successfully passed before the food handler card is issued. This can be completed in our health department office OR over a scheduled Zoom call online.

In Office

In-person post-exams can be completed at the Cass County Health Department during normal business hours. 

Upon passing the course, bring in a copy of the State Food Safety Certificate and photo ID to the Cass County Health Department located at 1411 S Commercial St, Harrisonville, MO 64701.

Over Zoom

Virtual post-exams are offered via Zoom on Wednesdays from 10:00am-11:00am. Registration for virtual post-exams is required at least 48 hours before the exam is administered.

*MUST email a copy of your certificate to prior to joining the Zoom call. 

Zoom Quiz Links below

Wednesday, 02/21/2024 10am-11am

Wednesday, 02/28/2024 10am-11am

Wednesday, 03/06/2024 10am-11am

Wednesday, 03/13/2024 10am-11am

Wednesday, 03/20/2024 10am-11am

Managers are required to take an ANSI-approved course, proctored test, and receive a manager's certificate to be considered "Person-In-Charge" at an establishment.  This is a requirement in the Cass County Food Code.

Other Counties

As part of a regional reciprocity agreement, the Cass County Health Department also accepts food handler cards from the following jurisdictions:

City of Independence: 816-325-7803
Clay County Health Department: 816-595-4350
Jackson County Environmental Health Division: 816-847-7073
Kansas City, MO Health Department: 816-513-6015
Platte County Health Department: 816-858-2412

If you have questions regarding food handler cards, please feel free to contact the Cass County Public Health Department at 816-380-8425.or email