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

Testing locations

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
    Mary Hossay
    775-353-3712
  • Nevada Department of Agriculture - Elko
    4780 E. Idaho Street Elko, NV 89801
    Kathryn Murphy
    775-738-8076
  • Nevada Department of Agriculture – Las Vegas
    2300 E. St. Louis Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89104
    Kathleen Bednarz
    702-668-4545