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This Version Posted: April 6, 2021

The Health Unit offers food handler training courses. This course teaches participants how to handle and prepare food safely. Upon successful completion, participants receive a certificate (valid for a period of five years) indicating they are registered as a certified food handler.

Due to COVID-19, the Health Unit is unable to offer in-person classroom training until further notice. If you want to take a Food Handler course in the meantime, please use the online In Good Hands learning option.

NOTE: Food handlers whose certification expired after Jan. 1, 2020, will still be considered certified until COVID-19 is resolved. However, to qualify, you must have completed the course in the past five years and not been cited by the Health Unit for critical infractions.

Types of food handler courses offered include:

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE – Classroom: Cost is $40 per person (test included). Pre-registration is required! Courses are one day in length and run from 9 am to 5 pm. Contact the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5006 to pre-register or for more information.

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE – Home Study/Take Home: Cost is $20 per person (test included).

AVAILABLE – Online Course“In Good Hands” course Registration fee online ($34.95 plus HST) and paid directly to the course provider. Register and pay online.

For more information on courses or to confirm space availability for courses, call the Health Unit office at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5006.