Food Safety Courses

The Population Health Unit offers FOODSAFE Level 1 (2014 version) course throughout the year.  There will be a course offered in the main communities every fall/winter.  Please submit a registration form at least one weeks in advance of the posted course. To hold a course a minimum of 10 students, aged 16 years and older, must be registered for the course. A course can also be requested at any time HERE, as long as the minimum of 10 students are registered.

The course costs $40, and takes 6 to 8 hours to complete.  Courses usually start at 9am. Payment for the course must be submitted (prior to or on the day of the course) to prevent delays in receiving course certificate.

The FOODSAFE Level 1 course teaches students microbial, chemical, & physical causes of food borne illness, and how to prevent it.  Students will write a multiple choice exam after the course, and the passing mark is 70%.  Students will receive a certificate following the successful completion of the course.  Certificates will not be mailed out until the course has been paid for in full.

FOODSAFE Course Level 1 Schedule 2017

Students can also purchase the online FOODSAFE Course Level 1 through The Population Health Unit.  The online course is $50, and the final exam must be proctored by your district Health Inspector. 

 Certified Already?

Here is a list of approved food safety courses offered in Canada:

1)      ServSafe (Manager’s Certification Program)

2)      National Food Sanitation Training Program (NFSTP)

3)      FoodWise (scroll down to Compliance & Policy Resource – FOODWISE)

4)      Food Safe

5)      Basics.fst Food Safety Training for Food Handlers (TrainCan, Inc.)


6)       SafeCheck