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

Full-Day Course

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

    Cost: $52/person including H.S.T


    • Course: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. for payment process.
    • Exams: 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

    Locations and dates:

    • Oakville
      • Halton Regional Administration Building
        1151 Bronte Road, Oakville view map (external link)
      • August 12, 26, September 23 - Full
      • October 7, 21
      • November 4, 18
      • December 2, 16
    • Milton
    • Burlington
    • Georgetown

Online Study

Home-Study Program

Purchase the guide and register for the exam:

On-Site Training

Exam Information

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

Register Online (Required)
Available in English and Simplified Chinese

  • Times
    • 9 a.m.
    • 11 a.m.
    • 1 p.m.
    • 3 p.m.