Enrol and get certified today
Enrol and complete your Food Handler Certification on the same day, or take up to 30 days to finish the course.Get Started
Food Allergen Training
Protect your customers and your business from allergen-related incidents. Enrol and get your certificate today.Learn More
Writing a Food Safety Plan?
A Food Safety Plan is essential for your Food Safety Program. The CIFS HACCP Food Safety Plan Kit makes building your Food Safety Plan quick and easy.Learn More
Understand the law
Be sure that you’re meeting your legal requirements. Your location and role both impact the laws you need to follow.Learn More
Business solutions to keep you compliant
Need to enrol multiple employees? CIFS has the tools you need to enrol, manage and ensure compliance for all your Food Handlers.Learn More
Food Handler Certification
The Canadian Institute of Food Safety’s official Food Handler Certification Course meets Canada’s legal requirements for food safety training.
Our training is:
- nationally recognized
- accepted by Health Inspectors
- food safety audit compliant
Easy instant enrolment, start in 30 seconds
Study and complete your certification at a time and place that suits you.
Receive your certificate via email within minutes of completing the course.
Be confident that your qualification is recognized by Health Inspectors across Canada.
12 months of free CIFS membership
Get important updates and newsletters, and access to our entire library of guides, forms, posters and more.
The Canadian Institute of Food Safety
The Canadian Institute of Food Safety (CIFS) is a forward-thinking education provider dedicated to improving food safety knowledge and skills.
We work with the public, as well as small, medium and enterprise food businesses in every industry that’s regulated by the Canadian Government.
Trusted by the Canadian Food Industry
Food safety laws and requirements
Food safety training requirements are set and enforced at a provincial level. Click on the name of your province to learn more.
Get more than certification
When you register in the CIFS Food Handler Certification Course, you automatically receive 12 months of CIFS Membership for free. CIFS Members enjoy regular newsletters and important updates, as well as unlimited access to our entire Resource Library, including:
- printable posters, checklists and fact sheets
- downloadable how-to guides
- food safety news and product recalls
- instructional videos and more
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Food Safety Resources
Our mission is to reduce food-borne illness in Canada. To help achieve this goal, we provide our community with food safety tools and resources to help them manage food safety risks. Our food safety blogs and news articles are freely available to both CIFS Members and the general public.