Food Handler Certification

Meet your legal requirements for food safety training, and protect your customers, by attaining your Food Handler Certificate with CIFS.

Study when you want, where you want, using a course that's interactive, easy-to-follow and fun.

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About the Canadian Institute of Food Safety

The Canadian Institute of Food Safety (CIFS) is a forward-thinking education provider dedicated to improving the level of food safety knowledge and skills of Canadian food workers.

Our mission is to reduce food-borne illness through education, promotion and advocacy for better food safety. That means that we’re always sharing information and resources with our students past and present to help them keep food safety front-of-mind and top priority in the businesses where they work.

We’re here to help so please get in touch to find out how we can help you to improve food safety in your organisation.


Food Handler Certification

The CIFS Food Handler Certification Course has been designed to meet food safety training requirements throughout Canada.

The course is delivered 100% online (including the final exam) so you can study when you want, where you want. What’s more, once you enrol, you can get started immediately.

The CIFS Food Handler Certification Course is approved in the following provinces and territories:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course 100% online?

Yes, the Food Handler Certification course is 100% online and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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How long does the course take?

The course takes most people around 8 hours to complete. It's up to you whether you complete it all in one day or take your time.

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When will I get my Food Handler Certificate?

As soon as you pass your final exam, your certificate is available for immediate download.

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Can I get help from a food safety trainer?

Of course. Our trainers provide student assistance via email and telephone throughout regular business hours.

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