Food Handler Certification

It is recommended that anyone working in the food industry acquire Food Handler Certification.
Certification is valid in Ontario for five (5) years.

2017 Food Handler Class Schedule

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017:  9am - 4pm
    • $40.00 fee: Registration required; forms are available at the Health Unit, or download the PDF document.  Submit the completed application with fee (cash, debit, or cheque payable to: Elgin St. Thomas Public Health).

    • Photo ID required day of class; exam provided at end of day; classes are held at Elgin St. Thomas Public Health (map)

    • Please Note: Classes are subject to cancellation based on low registration numbers. Registrants will be offered guaranteed seats in other scheduled sessions.

Other Food Handler Certification Options

Self-Study

  1. Download and study the FREE PROVINCIAL FOOD HANDLER TRAINING MANUAL
    This resource is provided free by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)
    (Need a PDF reader? You can download one here).
  2. Upon completing the training manual, contact the Health Unit to write the Certification Exam
    ($10.00 fee; exam dates listed below): 519-631-9900
  • ESTPH 2017 Certification Exam Dates

  • $10.00 fee; Photo ID required day of the exam
  • Registration required: 519-631-9900
    • Friday, July 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
    • Monday, September 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
    • Monday, October 16, 10:00am - 11:00am

On-Line Study Recommendations

    Classroom Format

    ESTPH does not provide Smart Serve Certification

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