Food Safety Training & Certification

Course Outline


Public Health Legislation

Role of the Health Department

Hazard Analysis
Microbiological Causes of Food Poisoning
Chemical Food Poisoning
High Risk Factors

Critical Controls
Temperature Control
Personal Hygiene
Preventing Cross-Contamination
Cleaning & Sanitizing
Safe Food Supplies

Food Premises Sanitation
Construction Requirements
Equipment Design & Maintenance
Garbage Storage & Handling
Pest Control

HACCP Implementation
Recipe Audits
Monitoring Criteria

Review & Examination
(50 multiple choice questions, 70% required for a pass)
Please Note: It will take approximately three weeks for your exam to be processed and for certificates to be mailed out.

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Check the course calendar for available dates

How to Register

Registration Form
Download registration form PDF

Durham Region Health Department, Environmental Health Division
101 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON L1N 1C4
Phone: 905-723-3818
Fax: 905-666-1887
Toll-free: 1-888-777-9613


  Food Safety Certification Cost

Full Day Course with Manual and Exam


Full Day Course with Downloaded Manual* and Exam


Home Study with Manual and Exam


Exam Challenge with or without Downloaded Manual*


* Download the Food Safety Training and Certification Program Course manual free of charge PDF


Complete and submit your registration form PDF and a cheque or money order made payable to the REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF DURHAM, or EXACT CHANGE or DEBIT.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Due to limited space and course availability all course fees are non-refundable once a course session is booked and payment is received. However, if you are not able to attend your scheduled session and you provide a minimum 48 hours cancellation notice we can arrange upon request to put you on a waiting list for the next available session.