Food Safety Training & Certification
An estimated one half million Canadians per year suffer needlessly from food-borne illnesses. Many of these illnesses are caused by mistakes in food safety made by food service workers. Owners and operators of food premises are responsible for preventing these very costly and sometimes deadly events. The most effective method for preventing these illnesses is food handler education.
Durham Region Health Department's Environmental Health Division is offering Food Safety Training & Certification Courses.
- The goal of these courses is to provide food premises operators with the basic knowledge they need to ensure that food-borne illnesses do not result from their operations.
- The full day course is taught in a classroom style setting by a Certified Public Health Inspector and is 5 hours in duration.
- A written exam may be taken immediately after the course or at a later date.
- Participants who successfully complete the exam will be awarded a Food Safety Training Certificate and laminated wallet card. Note: It may take approximately three weeks for your exam to be processed and for certificates to be mailed out.
The Food Safety Training Certificate meets the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and all Health Departments across the province.
Durham Region Health Department Course Information
- Location Map: Food Safety Training & Certification
- 2015 Food Safety Training & Certification Brochure/Registration Form (PDF)
- Food Safety Training & Certification Course Manual and Home Study Guide (PDF)