The Food Handlers Certificate is a legal requirement to ensure that persons engaged in the food industry are medically fit and certified.


Step 1:  Applicants who are renewing their Food Handlers Certificates, are required to attend the Food Handlers sessions.  Applicants must complete a medical examination before attending the sessions.

Step 2:  After the Food Handlers session is complete applicants will be given a brief quiz to test their knowledge.  Applicants must fill out the Food Handlers Registration form and then they will be issued a renewal certificate.

Supporting Documents

  • Previously issued Food Handlers Certificate
  • Results of Medical Examination

Method of Applying

Attend the Food Handlers Session

Turn Around Time

Two Hours (once all supporting documents are satisfactory)

Additional Notes

Food Handlers sessions for applicants renewing their Food Handlers certificate are held every Thursday in the month except for the last Thursday. The sessions are held from 8:30 am to 10:30 am in the basement of the Quatisky Building in the Conservation and Fisheries Department Conference Room.


Department Contact Information

Environmental Health

Main Office
First Floor, Old Administration Building
Main Street, Road Town
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Other Locations
Valley, Virgin Gorda
Port Purcell
Beef Island
Long Bush

Email Address:

Telephone:1(284) 468-5110
Fax:1(284) 468-5109