Starting a Craft Foods Operation
Apply to become an operator
To obtain a permit to sell craft food items, an application must be submitted, and the applicant must pass an examination demonstrating the knowledge needed to process canned food safely. Once the exam is passed, a craft food permit provides registration for 3 years. See below for testing and application fees. Fees must be submitted with the application.
Download the craft foods operation application.
Study for the exam
The following materials are available to be used as a study guide:
Application and Testing Fees
- Testing Fee: $30
- Application Fee: $50
There are three testing locations in Nevada: Sparks, Elko and Las Vegas. Once you have read the study guides and are prepared for the examination, contact one of the locations listed to schedule an exam date and time.
- Nevada Department of Agriculture - Sparks
405 S. 21st Street Sparks, NV 89431
- Nevada Department of Agriculture - Elko
4780 E. Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801
Nevada Department of Agriculture – Las Vegas
2300 E. St. Louis Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104