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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: $54/person (including H.S.T.)

    Times for all locations:

    • Course: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Please arrive at 8:45 a.m. to sign in.

    Locations and dates: 

  • Oakville

  • 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

    Click Registration for Available Dates

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