Benton County, Oregon

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Benton County Environmental Health – Food Program

All food service works in the State of Oregon are required to have a valid food handler permit issued by an Oregon county health department.

Contact Information


Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed daily from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
for lunch
Phone Number:
4077 SW Research Way
Corvallis OR 97333


Food Handler Card

All food service workers are required to have a valid food handler permit. This permit, called a Food Worker Card is valid anywhere in Oregon for three years. You need to:

  • Take a Food Handler Training and Testing. You may do this online or attend one of our classes in person at Benton County Environmental Health office.

Food Handler Card Fee

The cost of the Food Worker’s Card is $10.00. There is no charge for attending the class or taking the test, only for issuing the official card. Upon payment, the card is issued the same day the test.


Food Handler Class Schedule

Food Handler Training and Testing is available online. However, you can also attend one of our classes in person at the Benton County Environmental Health located at the Benton County Sunset building.

  • English: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Spanish: Every Friday at 1:30 p.m.
  • Classes are held at: Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis OR 97333

Please arrive five minutes before the scheduled class if you wish to attend.

Upon request, the written test is available in the following languages: Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, and Korean. The video for the scheduled classes are shown in English or Spanish; however, you may take the test in other language – please let us know at the front desk before class begins.

Food Safety Focus Newsletter

We are proud to bring back our Food Safety Focus Newsletter to Benton County. This is a quarterly newsletter meant to assist and inform the Food Service industry of issues surrounding food safety.

Current Issue

Food Safety Focus November 2014

Food Safety Focus April 2012

Previous Issues

Food Safety Focus June 2011
Food Safety Focus March 2011
Food Safety Focus December 2010
Food Safety Focus August 2010

If you would like to be added to either the mailing list for the Food Safety Focus or to the electronic Food Safety Alerting System please contact: 541-766-6841.