Food Safety Education and Certification Program

Registration Required

Full-Day Course, Exams

On-Site Training

The program is open to anyone interested in becoming a certified food handler or interested in learning more about safe food handling practices.

What is the Food Safety Education and Certification Program?

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Why should you become a certified food handler? 

  • To reduce food-borne illness (e.g., food poisoning).
  • To increase your knowledge and understanding of safe food handling practices.
  • To increase the quality of your business.

Upon successful completion you will receive:

  • Food Handler Certificate (valid for 5 years)
  • Wallet size Food Handler Certificate

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Course Information

Register Online (required)
Payment is required for registration

Full-Day Course

    • Food Handler Certification Study Guide
    • Reference materials
    • Video activities
    • Discussion
    • Exam

    Cost: $53/person (including H.S.T.)

    Times for all locations:

    • Course: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. to sign in.

    Locations and dates: 

  • Oakville
    • Halton Regional Administration Building
      1151 Bronte Road, Oakville view map (external link)
    • 2016 Dates
      • November 22
      • December 6
      • December 13
    • 2017 Dates
      • January 24
      • January 31
      • February 7
      • February 28
      • March 7
      • March 28
      • April 4
      • April 25
      • May 2
      • May 30
      • June 6
      • June 27
      • July 18
      • July 25
      • August 22
      • August 29
      • September 19
      • September 26
      • October 17
      • October 31
      • November 7
      • November 28
      • December 5
      • December 12

  • Online Study

    Home-Study Program

    Purchase the guide and register for the exam:


    On-Site Training

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    Exam Information

    For Online Study or Home-study program only. Exams for Full-Day Courses are included on that day.

    Register Online (Required)
    Payment is required for registration.
    Cost: $10/person (including H.S.T.)
    Available in English and Simplified Chinese

     

    • Dates (Mondays)
      Halton Regional Administration Building
      1151 Bronte Road view map of 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville (external link)
      Oakville, Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1 
      • 2016 Dates
        • December 12, 2016
      • 2017 Dates
        • January 9, 2017
        • February 6, 2017
        • March 27, 2017
        • April 3, 2017
        • May 1, 2017
        • June 5, 2017
        • July 10, 2017
        • August 14, 2017
        • September 11, 2017
        • October 2, 2017
        • November 6, 2017
        • December 4, 2017
    • Times
      • 9 a.m.
      • 11 a.m.
      • 1 p.m.
      • 3 p.m.

    View a list of non-public health unit Food Handler Certification providers recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.