Food Handler Classes


To complete the food handler safety course online, go to and take the Missouri, Cass County online course for $25.00.  Upon passing the course, bring in a copy of the State Food Safety Certificate and photo ID to obtain a food handler card.  

A short ten question post-exam must be successfully passed in person before the card will be issued.

Food Handler cards are printed Monday-Friday except for County holidays.  
Hours are 8:00 am-noon, 1:00-4:30 pm.  

Note: The certificate issued upon course completion is valid for 120 days from the date the test was completed. During this period, the certificate serves as a valid food handler’s card, but the course will need to be retaken if the certificate is allowed to expire.

2021 In-Person Food Handler Classes - Canceled until further notice

Register by calling 816-380-8425.  Cost is $20
Class Location:  Cass County Health Department, 1411 S. Commercial St.  Harrisonville, MO 64701

The in-person class is a roughly two-hour course taught by the environmental staff and consists of a lecture with a multiple-choice test at the end. In-person classes are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month but are subject to cancellation if enrollment is 3 or less. Notification will be given via phone call if cancellation is required. We encourage students to bring paper and writing utensils to take notes. Food handler cards require an in-person photo and are valid for 4 years. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early for in-person classes.

*If Harrisonville Schools are closed due to inclement weather, then Food Handler Class will be canceled.

Lost Cards or Other Counties

If you have lost your food handler card and it is still valid, it can be replaced for a fee of $5.00.

If you have lost your card and it has expired, you will be required to take the class again in order to receive a new one.

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.