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Become Food Handler Certified

Our SafeCheck® Advanced Food Safety course educates food service workers on important food safety topics related to food handling. This course provides participants with comprehensive food safety training to help prevent foodborne illness and maintain safe practices in food service establishments. Upon completing the course, learners will be equipped to take the certification exam and receive their food handler certificate.

Topics Covered in the Food Handler Training Course

Our food handler certificate course covers a variety of safe food handling topics, including:
  • Hazards in food handling

  • Preparing and serving safe food

  • Creating a food safety plan
  • Cross-contamination
  • Sanitation, waste & pest control

  • Employee and visitor hygiene

  • Food purchasing, receiving, and storage

  • Canadian food safety laws, regulations, and inspection

Canada’s #1 Food Safety
Certification Provider

Become one of the thousands of food service workers who have obtained their food handler certification through Canadian Food Safety’s food handler course. As Canada’s leading provider of food safety certifications, Canadian Food Safety is proud to offer fun, fast, and affordable courses to employees in restaurants, catering, or food processing businesses across Canada.

Approved By Provincial Health Departments

The SafeCheck® Advanced Food Safety (Handler) Certification meets the requirements of health units across Canada, including the following provinces:
  • Alberta
  • Nunavut

  • British Columbia
  • Ontario

  • Manitoba

  • Quebec

  • New Brunswick

  • Prince Edward Island

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Saskatchewan

  • North West Territories

  • Yukon

  • Nova Scotia

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24/7 Online Access

Our online food safety courses are perfect for those with a busy schedule. Students will have 24/7 course access and can use a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device to complete the online training course. All you need is video and audio capabilities and an internet connection to complete the online course on your own time, at your convenience.

Unlimited Exam Attempts

Participants of the SafeCheck® Advanced Food Handler certification program can retake the final exam as many times as needed, free of charge. Our unlimited exam attempts ensure everyone can successfully complete the course and earn their food handler certification.

Access to Helpful Resources

Upon completing the SafeCheck® Advanced Food Safety program, participants will have access to 60+ helpful resources and videos along with informative colour posters that can be printed and placed around the workplace.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best way to get certified to handle food is through the SafeCheck® Advanced Food Safety course. This course will give you all of the information you need to understand proper food handling procedures so you can ensure the food you serve is safe for public consumption. You can earn your certification in as few as six hours.

The SafeCheck® Advanced Food Safety course is Canada’s preferred food handler certification course. We have helped thousands of Canadians effectively earn their food handler certification.

In order to pass the Food Handler Certification exam, learners must obtain a score of 70% or higher, although they have unlimited attempts to pass the online exam.

The SafeCheck® advanced Canadian food handling course is valid in all Canadian provinces and territories for five years from the date of issue.

The food safety course includes ten informative lessons on proper food handling procedures and food safety topics, a practice quiz, and an online final exam. Throughout the course, participants can take advantage of informative food safety course materials, over 60 resources and videos, a fully narrated interactive presentation, and informative posters for food premises. Please note that a valid photo ID must be used to obtain the correct certificates.

The safe food handling temperature danger zone is a temperature range where bacteria grow the quickest. Those who consume food stored in this danger zone for long periods are at a greater risk of food poisoning or foodborne illness.

The industry-standard food temperature danger zone is between 4°C (40°F) and 60°C (140°F).

Food can be safely stored between 4°C (40°F) and 60°C (140°F) for a maximum of two hours. Food stored in this danger zone for longer than two hours should be discarded. To learn more about the temperature danger zone and safe food handling practices, register for our safe food handler certification course!