There’s A Course To Fit Your Schedule
All area food service employees must have an original, valid food employee permit from THD in their possession while at work. To receive a permit, you must successfully complete a THD Food Safety Training Class. Food Employee Permits are non-transferable. The fee for the permit is $13, cash only.
Please note that THD does not accept food employee training provided by private organizations (online training or any other training). Please see the THD schedule for class times or Waiver Test information.
House Bill 1804 Verification Requirements
House Bill 1804 went into effect on November 1, 2007. As a result, anyone attending a food handler class or applying for a manager's certificate from the Tulsa Health Department must sign a statement that they are either (1) a United States citizen, or (2) a qualified alien under the federal Immigration & Nationality Act and are lawfully present in the United States.
DUPLICATES of your food employee permit or manager certification can be provided for a $5 fee ONLY at Eastgate Metroplex location at 14002 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma, if it is still valid and un-expired.
Obtaining a Temporary Food Employee Permit
You may obtain a Temporary Food Employee Permit allowing you to work in a food service establishment as you await your food handler class date. Temporary permits expire in one week or on the date of the next available food handler class.
Temporary Food Employee Permit Information
Purchase your temporary permit at the location where you plan to attend your food safety training class except for Broken Arrow, Bixby, and Owasso classes. Temporary permits for Broken Arrow classes may be purchased at the THD James Goodwin Health Center, 5051 S. 129th E. Ave. Temporary permits for the South Tulsa classes may be purchased at Bixby Health Center, 8120 E. 126th St., Bixby. Temporary permits for the Owasso Class may be purchased at the Collinsville Health Center, 12th & Center St., Collinsville.
Nonrefundable fee is $13 cash; no checks accepted, correct change is appreciated.
Only one Temporary Food Employee Permit will be issued per applicant.
Failure to attend a food safety training class on or before the temporary permit expires requires you to pay another $13 before you attend class.