Some shifts require special certifications, such as a Food Handler Certificate. Most certifications are low cost, can be earned online, and look great on a resume. Earning these certifications and filing them with Shiftgig is a great way to see more shifts.
Food Handler Certificate
Food Handler Certificates demonstrate that you are trained in food safety protocol. They are required for certain food prep and server shifts. You can get your Food Handler Certificate by taking a training course and passing an exam from any ANSI (American National Standards Institute) accredited provider. Make sure to take the exam relevant to the state in which you intend to work shifts using the certificate. Training and exam provider* options include:
Alcohol Server Permit
Alcohol Server Permits certify that you are trained in safe alcohol serving and intervention practices. They are required for many bartending shifts and certain server or cashier shifts where alcohol is served. States have different permitting requirements, although the a Tips (Training for Intervention Procedures) Certificate can be used to fulfill requirements for most states. State or county specific requirements include Basset (IL), RAMP (PA), Responsible Vendor (LA), TABC (TX), Tennessee ABC Card (TN), Title 4 (AZ), Cobb County Alcohol Permit (GA). Make sure to take the exam relevant to the state in which you intend to work shifts using the certificate. Training and exam provider* options include:
TEAM Alcohol Training for large entertainment venues (In-person only)
To add new certifications to your profile:
- Log into WorkBright, Shiftgig’s onboarding partner
- In your forms, tap the "Start" button associated with the certification you wish to upload
- Upload a PDF copy or image of your certificate
- Enter your certification expiration date
- Tap submit.
If you want to upload a certificate that isn't listed in WorkBright, contact email@example.com.
Keep certifications current.
If one of your certifications is about to expire, make sure to get recertified and upload a new copy into WorkBright. If your certification expires, your certification tag will be removed from your profile and you may become ineligible for shifts that require that certification.
*Shiftgig is not affiliated with any of the providers listed.