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A Texas FoodGuard Course Key is a code that contains letters and numbers. The code is required to access the course.

If you do not have a Course Key, you need to purchase Texas FoodGuard materials before getting started.

About the Course

  • Length: Approximately 7 - 9 hours
  • Content: The five sections are Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross-contamination and Allergens, Time and Temperature, and Cleaning and Sanitation.
  • Course Expiration: You will have 12 months from date of purchase to begin course. The course will expire 90 days after it is started.
  • Exiting the Course: If you exit the course and log out, you can sign back in and return to the point where you left off.
  • Languages: English and Spanish. You can switch languages anytime during the course.

About the Exam

  • Length: The exam is a 75-question, non-proctored test. It has a 90 minute limit. Additional personal validation questions will be asked throughout the exam for security purposes.
  • Passing Grade: Students must achieve at least a 75% score to receive the Texas FoodGuard Certificate of Achievement.
  • Access: After you complete the course, you will receive a link that takes you to the exam.
  • Exiting the Exam: If you exit the exam prior to completion, your progress will not be saved.
  • Certificate of Achievement: After you pass the exam, you can immediately print the Certificate of Achievement.
  • Languages: Before starting, select either English or Spanish. After the exam is started, you cannot switch the language.


Please e-mail the Service Center at or call (800) 765-2122, ext. 6703. Representatives are available 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., CST.