Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Below are a list of the most commonly asked questions.  If you do not see your question below then please contact us.

Where are classes held?

Classes are held at 252 Bloor Street West (Bloor & St.George), located on the University of Toronto, St.George campus.

Classes take place at the Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.) building which is accessible by TTC (St.George Station)

Who should take this course?

Anyone who works in the food industry and comes in contact with food. 

Some examples include staff who work at restaurants (sit down / fast food), senior care facilities, and child daycares who are responsible for serving, preparing, and packaging food.

How much does the course cost?

The cost of the Food Handler Certification course is $85.00 + tax. This includes the in-class training, course materials, exam and certificate.

What is the format of the course?

Train Food Safety’s food handler certification course is a one day course that runs from 10 AM – 3 PM every Saturday and Sunday.

The course is instructor led and combines lectures, in-class discussion, and interactive activities to educate students on leading food handler practices.  The course covers important topics including:
  • Food Safety: Legislation and Authorities
  • Types of Foodborne Illnesses
  • Food Handling Best Practices
  • HACCP
  • Personal Hygiene in the Workplace
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Pest Control 
  • …and more
Students will take a multiple choice exam after the in-class training – students who score at least 70% will become food handler certified within the Province of Ontario.  
 

How can I register for a class?

You can register for a class through our online booking system.

The online booking system can be reached by clicking here.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or require any assistance.

How long is the course?

The Food Handler Certification course is held on Saturdays and Sundays.  Class registration begins at 9:30am and the course runs from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

How long is the certificate valid for?

Upon completion, the certificate is valid for 5 years.  After 5 years the certificate must be renewed.

What is required to get certified?

To become a certified food handler, an individual must pass the Train Food Safety-Food Handler Certification Test with a grade of 70% or higher.

What language is used for the course and exam?

Currently the course and course materials are in English.

We plan on expanding our course in the near future to accommodate other languages.

Do you accommodate students with special needs?

Yes.  Please notify us of any special needs ahead of time and we will make accommodations as required.

What is the refund policy?

Payment for the course / exam are required prior to participation.  We do not give a refund to students who have begun a course or exam.