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Certified food handler training

Certified food handler training

The Food Handler Certification program is an excellent opportunity to learn the safe way to prepare food. Whether you operate a restaurant, take-out, catering, or mobile food premises, or are working directly with high-risk groups such as children and the elderly, this one-day course is designed to meet the needs of your staff and your customers.

Course Features

This certificate-based course is designed to meet the content requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

Gives participants a strong knowledge of: 

  • The Role of the Health Unit and Understanding Foodborne Illness
  • Understanding Bacteria
  • Preventing Foodborne Illness
  • Personal Hygiene, Sanitation, Pest control
  • Emergency Response

Fees

  • One Day Course: $53.75 per person (tax included) - Course exam is included
  • Exam-only sessions: $16.00 (tax included) - Please check offered dates.
  • Re-issuing of a misplaced certificate: $16.00 (tax included)
  • Non-Residents Fee: As per City of Ottawa policy, non-residents will be charged an additional 25 % per person
  • Withdrawals/Credits: - For withdrawals or a credit on your account visit a City of Ottawa Client Service Centre. Please be advisesd, course fees are non refundable and non transferable to other participants.

Alert: Candidates that would like to challenge the Food Handler Certification Exam must show proof of completion from one of the criteria listed below, within the last year:

  • City of Ottawa: Food Handler Course – Re-challenging the exam
  • On line Course – “In Goods Hands”
  • Food Safety Training – via: high school, college, university education
  • TrainCan or Serve Safe
  • National Food Safety Training Program

Schedule and program codes

Registration process

  1. Register online: You will need to enter the barcode or program code for the date you wish to attend. Have your credit card number and expiry date ready (Visa or MasterCard). You will need your Family PIN number and Client Barcode.

If you require both Client Barcodes and Family PIN numbers, please call 613-580-2588, Monday to Friday 7 am to 7 pm (with the exception of statutory holidays) and follow the prompts.

  1. Touch Tone Telephone: Call 613-580-2588. Please have your credit card number and expiry date ready (Visa or MasterCard). You will need your Family PIN number and Client Barcode. Receipts are available upon request.
  2. In person: Visit a City of Ottawa Client Service Centre. Payments accepted by cash, cheque (made payable to the City of Ottawa), debit or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

As Ottawa Public Health is sensitive to participants’ wide range of learning styles, courses can be adapted to ensure accessibility for all prospective students.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the course: 613-580-6744, ext. 26160 or email us at foodhandlercertifica@ottawa.ca

Food Handler Certification Schedule

Cours en français

English courses

West locations
Central location
East location

100 Constellation Cres. Jaguar Room: Tuesdays, 8:30 am to 4 pm

2017 dates

2017 Dates

Program Code

February 14

1069877

February 21

1069878

February 28

1069879

March 07

1069880

March14

1069881

March 21

1069882

March 28

1069883

April 04

1069884

April 11

1069885

April 18

1069886

April 25

1069887

May 02

1069888

May 09

1069889

May 16

1069890

May 23

1069891

May 30

1069892

June 06

1069893

June 13

1069894

June 20

1069895

June 27

1069896

July 04

1069898

July 11

1069899

July 18

1069900

August 01

1069901

August 08

1069902

August 15

1069903

August 22

1069904

August 29

1069905

September 05

1069906

September 12

1069907

September 19

1069908

September 26

1069909

October 03

1069910

October 10

1069911

October 17

1069912

October 24

1069913

October 31

1069914

November 07

1069915

November 14

1069916

November 21

1069917

November 28

1069918

December 05

1069919

December 12

1069920

December 19

1069921

101 Centrepointe Dr., Room 1A: Saturdays, 9 am to 4:30 pm

2017 Dates 

2017 Dates

Program Code

May 06

1069933

October 28

1069934

101 Centrepointe Dr., Room 1A: Thursdays, 8:30 am to 4 pm

2017 Dates 

2017 Dates

Program Code

February 02

1069927

March 16

1069928

June 08

1069929

July 13

1069930

August 31

1069931

November 16

1069932

110 Laurier Ave.: Billings Room; Thursdays, 8:30 am to 4 pm 

2017 Dates

2017 Dates

Program Code

April 27 

1069923

June 22

1069924

October 19

1069925

December 07

1069926

255 Centrum Blvd., Orleans, Room 340: Wednesdays, 8:30 am to 4 pm

2017 Dates

2017 Dates

Program Code

February 15

1069935

April 05

1069936

May 31

1069937

July 26

1069938

September 27

1069939

November 01

1069940

Food Handler Certification Exam Only Sessions

Alert: Candidates that would like to challenge the Food Handler Certification Exam must show proof of completion from one of the criteria listed below, within the last year:

  • City of Ottawa: Food Handler Course – Re-challenging the exam
  • On line course – “In Good Hands”
  • Food safety training – via: high school/college/university education
  • TrainCan or Serve Safe
  • National Food Safety Training Program

Location

100 Constellation Drive, Nepean, 8thfloor East Room 816

Schedule for 2017

Date

Day

Time

Program Code

February 16

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069831

February 23

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069832

February 27

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069805

March 09

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069833

March 13

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069806

March 23

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069834

March 27

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069807

April 06

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069835

April 10

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069808

April 20

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069836

April 24

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069809

May 04

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069837

May 08

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069810

May 18

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069838

May 25

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069839

May 29

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069811

June 08

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069840

June 12

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069813

June 22

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069841

June 26

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069815

July 06

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069842

July 10

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069818

July 20

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069843

July 24

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069819

August 03

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069844

August 10

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069845

August 14

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069820

August 24

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069846

August 28

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069821

September 07

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069847

September 11

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069822

September 21

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069848

September 25

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069823

October 05

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069849

October 12

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069850

October 16

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069824

October 26

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069851

October 30

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069825

November 09

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069852

November 16

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069853

November 20

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069826

November 30

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069854

December 07

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069855

December 11

Monday

9 – 10:30 am

1069827

December 21

Thursday

3 – 4:30 pm

1069856

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