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Food Handler Certification Program

Food Handlers

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit offers food handler certification courses and exams in Haldimand and Norfolk counties to help promote safe food handling within the food service industry. Food poisoning can seriously damage the reputation of your establishment and directly affect your business. Learning and adapting the skills taught in this course will help protect your business and the health of your customers.

Course Description

This full-day course is designed to help familiarize staff with safe food handling practices and skills that ensure food is stored, prepared, and served in a manner that is in compliance with the Food Premises Regulation under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

At the end of the course, participants will write a food safety certification exam. Those individuals who successfully pass the exam will receive a Food Handler Certificate from the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit that is valid for five years. This certificate is recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and other Health Units in Ontario. Those who wish to study on their own time may challenge the Health Unit food safety certification exam without taking the full-day course. See below for a list of ‘exam only’ dates and locations.

An online food handler course is also available at www.ingoodhands.ca. Upon completion of the online course, you must still write the certification exam in person at one of the exam dates and locations listed below.

Food-Handler-Certification-Program-Registration-Form-2019

2019 Fees

1 day Course

  • $53.00

Exam Only – Includes Manual

  • $25.00

Exam Only – Self Study

Click here to view a Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) list of food handler training programs deemed to be equivalent to the training and certification offered by local public health units as an alternative option.

Submission of completed form and payment made in-person will reserve your spot in the chosen course/exam. Cheques are to be made payable to ‘Norfolk County’. Please do not mail or email registration forms and/or payment due to limited spots available. Please note we do not accept credit cards. Registration fees are non-refundable one week prior to the course/exam.

IMPORTANT: Please bring proof of Government issued identification with you to the exam.

 

Full-day course

Location Date Time

Caledonia Public Library
100 Haddington St.
Caledonia , ON N3W 2N4
(Use Arena Entrance)

February 12
May 28
November 19

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Grandview Lodge
657 Lock St. W. Dunnville, ON N1A 1V9
Auditorium

May 14
October 8

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Simcoe:
Health & Social Services Dept. 

12 Gilbertson Dr.
Simcoe , ON N3Y 4N5

February 5
April 9
June 18
September 17
October 22
December 10

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Caledonia Public Library
100 Haddington St.
Caledonia , ON N3W 2N4
(Use Arena Entrance)

Date:

February 12
May 28
November 19

Time:

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Grandview Lodge
657 Lock St. W. Dunnville, ON N1A 1V9
Auditorium

Date:

May 14
October 8

Time:

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Simcoe:
Health & Social Services Dept. 

12 Gilbertson Dr.
Simcoe , ON N3Y 4N5

Date:

February 5
April 9
June 18
September 17
October 22
December 10

Time:

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Exam only

Location Date Time

Caledonia: Health Unit
282 Argyle St. S.
Caledonia, ON N3W 1K7

April 26
June 21
July 19
August 23
September 27

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Dunnville:
Health & Social Services Dept.
117 Forest St. E.
Dunnville, ON N1A 1B9

April 12
November 22

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Simcoe:
Health & Social Services Dept.
12 Gilbertson Dr.
Simcoe , ON N3Y 4N5

January 25
March 8
May 10
June 7
July 12
August 16
September 20

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Caledonia: Health Unit
282 Argyle St. S.
Caledonia, ON N3W 1K7

Date:

April 26
June 21
July 19
August 23
September 27

Time:

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Dunnville:
Health & Social Services Dept.
117 Forest St. E.
Dunnville, ON N1A 1B9

Date:

April 12
November 22

Time:

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Simcoe:
Health & Social Services Dept.
12 Gilbertson Dr.
Simcoe , ON N3Y 4N5

Date:

January 25
March 8
May 10
June 7
July 12
August 16
September 20

Time:

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

For more information, contact the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit at 519-426-6170 Ext. 3231 or 905-318-6623 Ext. 3231 or email environmentalhealth@hnhss.ca.