Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions with the Canadian Institute of Food Safety's Frequently Asked Questions section.

Online vs classroom food safety courses - what's better?

Online courses are a flexible, convenient and affordable option for those completing food safety training.

It’s not always easy to find the time to attend an in-class training course — and that’s if one is even offered in your area. Online training often provides a more accessible, convenient and affordable option for those who need their Food Handler certificate but don't want the hassle of commuting to a classroom or having to take a full day off work.

CIFS' online Food Handler Certification Course allows you to study on your own time, whenever and wherever is convenient for you. CIFS students learn the fundamental food safety knowledge and skills they need to safely and effectively perform their duties.

The online course is recognized and accepted by health authorities everywhere in Canada, and meets all legislative requirements for food safety training. 

When it comes to food safety training, the Canadian Institute of Food Safety’s online food handling course is second to none. It can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is easy to navigate and covers all the information required by federal and provincial law. Our support team also provides exceptional student support via email and over the phone, so you can speak directly to us if you need help.