Safe Food Handling Courses

Huron Perth Public Health offers safe food handling courses so that you can become a certified food handler. According to Ontario Food Premise Reg. 493, all food premises, such as restaurants, food trucks, cafeterias etc., are required to have a certified safe food handler on-site while food is being served.

Food handler certification

There are several courses and options available in Huron and Perth counties to get your safe food handling certification. Once you complete the course and pass a test, you will get a Food Handler Training Certification that will be valid for 5 years.

During the course, you will learn how to:

  • prevent food-borne illness
  • apply general principles of safe food handling
  • recognize the potential hazards when you receive and handle food

Anyone who prepares and handles food will benefit from this course.

Course options

All HPPH course options are currently on hold due to our COVID-19 response. Please see the list of external course options below, or contact us at 1-888-221-2133 for more information. 

 Full certification | approved external providers
The Ministry of Health has a list of approved external providers who meet the requirements of certified safe food handler training. Costs vary.
 In-Good Hands Online Course and exam
  • Fifteen online modules plus exam available at Cost varies. 
  • If you are unable to take the exam online, you may write the exam at HPPH for $10
  • Food Handling Certificate upon successful completion of exam, valid for five years, and recognized by all Ontario health units
  • Certificate and wallet card