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Do I need a food handler's card and/or an alcohol certificate?
Do I need a food handler's card and/or an alcohol certificate?

Information on when you need a food handler's card and alcohol certificate to work Qwick shifts.

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Written by Qwick Support
Updated over a week ago

Not all shifts require a food handlers card and/or alcohol certificate, but some (including most serving shifts) do. The more credentials you have, the more shift opportunities you'll receive. If you have 1+ years of experience that aligns with shift types that require certifications and hope to work those shifts, you should ensure your certifications are up to date.

Which shifts require certification?

Shift type

Food

Alcohol

Banquet captain

x

x

Banquet cook

x

Banquet server

x

x

Barback

x

x

Barista

x

Bartender

x

x

Beer + wine bartender

x

x

Busser

x

Concession worker

x

Event chef

x

Food assembler

x

Food runner

x

Line cook

x

Mixologist

x

x

Prep cook

x

Restaurant server

x

x

How can I get certified?

If you don’t have the necessary certifications to start accepting the shifts you want, take either (or both!) of the following online courses to get certified:

  • Food handlers training - If you’re working a shift(s) in direct contact with food (e.g., food runners, chefs, etc.), you’ll need to upload proof of your food handlers certification.

  • Alcohol awareness certificate - If you’re working a shift(s) in direct contact with alcohol (e.g., bartenders, banquet servers, etc.), you’ll need an alcohol awareness certificate valid for the state you’re in (e.g., Title IV, RBS, TIPs, etc.).

How do I submit my certifications?

Sign into your account on the Qwick for Freelancer's app.

  • Tap “Certifications” on the left menu bar.

  • Tap either “Food Handlers Card” or “Alcohol Certification” to upload your certifications. They must clearly show your name and the expiration date to be accepted.

  • Text our team at 79425 if you’re having trouble; we can walk you through the process.

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