What is it? View Brochure (PDF)
Food Safety for Food HandlersTM is an internet-based course in food safety for food handlers. It is intended for food handlers, servers and other food industry personnel. This course has been recognized by the B.C. Food Handlers' Training Courses Equivalency Committee as meeting the training requirements of Section 10 of the B.C. Food Premises Regulation. On successful completion,
students will be issued an officially recognized certificate and will have an understanding of basic food safety principles and how to protect themselves and others from foodborne illness.
How does it work?
Food Safety for Food Handlers can be completed online from anywhere in the world equipped with a windows-based computer, high-speed internet connection (ADSL or cable modem) and the Internet Explorer web browser.
The average time to complete the course is about 6 hours. The course must be completed within 30 days of beginning it and the final exam must be proctored (overseen) by
an approved proctor (see a list of proctors in your area to the right - or request a proctor be established in your area). You may need to travel
to the location of your proctor to complete the final exam and receive your official certificate.
Students progress at their own pace through eight easy-to-use interactive modules. Each multimedia module contains text, graphics, audio and self-test features.
You may stop the course and resume it later. Modules must be completed in sequence and a minimum time is set. Help is available by phone and email. You may review modules until you are
ready to complete the 50 question final exam. You may repeat the exam if you are at first not successful.
Student results are held in a secured SQL Server database available only to the authorized organization offering the course and KnowledgeWare.
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How can I Register?
First, check the requirements to the right to ensure you meet them. If you meet
the requirements then click the link above to the right to 'Find a Location Near You' where you can write the proctored final exam. Contact a proctor organization near to you to register. If none of the proctors are near to you contact KnowledgeWare at 1-800-893-9333 pacific
for more information.
Find a Location Near You!
- Web-based - available 24/7
- Recognized as meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the B.C. Food Premises Regulation
- Official certificate emailed on completion
- Do from home or office
- Proctored exam required
- Full multimedia training
- Improve employment opportunities
- Convenient and fast
- Pentium or faster PC computer (not Mac)
- Audio capability recommended
- High speed internet
- 'Admin' rights on computer required on first run
- Internet Explorer web browser V8 or higher
- Microsoft Windows XP or later
How much does it cost?
- English skills grade 8 or higher
- Independent study skills
- Ability to travel to a proctor as required
- Basic computer skills
- The course is timed and requires a minimum of 5 hours
- The course must be completed within 30 days of starting (no exceptions to this rule are permitted)
Cost may vary by institution but
averages $85, which includes certificate and proctoring costs. Contact the institution nearest you for details.
A refund of course fees will be made
in the event of insurmountable technical difficulties which prevents the course from running properly.
Please contact KnowledgeWare for information on proctors near you. If you are not near a proctor
you may recommend a responsible professional person in your area as a proctor. A proctor must be an unbiased professional person ( not related
to you and has a professional, not business or personal relationship with you ). Schools or professional persons wishing to proctor may click on this link to print a proctor
application form. Click this link to print proctor guidelines in pdf format.
Need more info? Call 1-800-893-9333 pacific