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Get a meat cutter license

Learn how to get a meat cutter license in King County by taking a Meat Cutter exam.

Meat Cutter exam

If you cut fresh beef, veal, lamb, and/or pork within a King County meat establishment, you must pass the Meat Cutter exam to get an occupational Meat Cutter license.

The Meat Cutter exam checks for basic skills of meat cutting, handling, care, and knowledge of sanitation and code requirements. You will need to pass the exam to get your meat cutter license. There is a fee for the exam and a separate fee for the license.

  • Meat Cutter exam: $105
  • Meat Cutter license: $79

You will need to pay for both the exam and the license at your exam.