Food Handler Certificate



Why do you need Food Handler Certification?

As of September 1, 2006 the City of Toronto requires all food establishments to have at least one certified food handler on each shift that can supervise. This will be enforced by Public Health Inspectors effective January 1, 2007. Failure to comply can and will result in fines.

Having this certification can increase the marketability of personal support worker and food service workers as many workplaces are making Food Handler Certification a condition of employment due to the City of Toronto by-law. We ensure that our students have that extra qualification that can make difference in obtaining employment in their field of study!

We teach you what you NEED to know! We offer the convenience of daytime, evening and weekend courses; our courses are affordable, taught by knowledgeable instructors and are designed to help you pass your Food Handler Certification Exam successfully. Also, the smaller class room size (20 student maximum) allows for focused learning.

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Program details

What are the benefits of becoming a certified Food Handler?

• More job opportunities.
• Decreased probability of food poisoning or other food safety infractions on your premises.
• Better trained staff means increased productivity.
• Compliance with the law.
• Improved inspection results.

Food Handler Certification is a mandatory for:

Ice Cream Vendors, Coffee Truck caterers, Hot Dog Vendors, Caterers, Restaurant Workers etc.

Our Training Subjects are:

  • Public Health Legislation
  • Public Health Laws
  • Food-borne Illness
  • Allergies & Allergens
  • Bacteria & Viruses
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Sanitation


Date: To be Determined.

Location: Scarborough Campus (240 Alton Towers Circle, Suite # 200, Scarborough, ON M1V 4P3)

Seats are limited! Please call ( 416 ) 292-6050 to register for this course.


Food Handler Certificate course is offered by Canadian Food Safety Training, which is fully accredited by the Toronto Health Department.

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