Food Handler Certification


About this course

Level 1
Duration: 6 hours

This course is designed for anyone you may handle food in food premises operators and staff. Participants will learn about safe food handling practices and prepare for the Food Handler Certification Exam.



The Food Handler Certificate Course is provided by, a recognized provincial provider that will certify successful participants for 5 years. Learn essential food safety skills with a focus on food borne illness causes and prevention. A downloadable certificate and Food Handler Card will be provided at course end. This course is recommended to anyone handling food for others.


Learning Objectives
  • Ability to describe the health effects of food-borne Illness.
  • Ability to identify sources of micro-organisms.
  • Understand the importance of the concept of time and temperature.
  • Demonstrate correct receiving and storage procedures.
  • Explain cross-contamination and its prevention.
  • Understand the role of personal hygiene in food safety.
  • Recognize how to properly clean and sanitize.
  • Understand the importance of pest control.
  • Recognize the role of Food Safety Management.


Who can apply for this program?

Anyone that is legally entitled to work in Canada can apply.

I am on social assistance, can I still take the program?

YES! Being on social benefits of any kind does not restrict your access to the program or disqualify you from receiving assistance. However, Succeeding at Work is not to be used as a reason to extend your benefits.

How do I apply?

You may apply through this website in TONS of places or use the APPLY button right at the top of the website. We will contact you right away. Even if it is to just ask a question.

I do not receive Social Assistance benefits. Is there any assistance offered through this program?

Each location has it’s own additional supports that we offer. Transportation or lunch may be offered depending on need.

How long is the program and what can I expect in participating?

The program runs for 7 weeks, Monday to Friday full days. You day may start at 9 or 9:30 depending on your province. We expect everyone to come neatly dressed and ready to learn.

Is child care provided?

At this time, no it is not.

What are the previous education and job history requirements?

There are NONE! We welcome participants of all age levels and your previous job history is just that, history!