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Food Handler Certification Program

This page was reviewed or revised on Monday, August 25, 2014 1:28 PM


Course Description | Course Outline

In-class Option
Course Dates for 2014 Classes  | Register

Home Study

Online Food Safety Course

Other Accepted Courses

Course Description

The Food Handler Certification Program is designed to teach food handlers the general principles of safe food handling. This course will provide the food handler with the basic knowledge to identify risk factors associated with food borne illness and the skills necessary to handle food in a manner that will prevent illness from occurring.

The course is based on the principles of sanitary food service and hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) procedures. 

Course Dates for 2014 Classes

*We offer one day classes! (dates below)

Friday September 19 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday October 6 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday November 14 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday December 8 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Food Handlers TEST Dates (below)

Monday September 15 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday September 17 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Monday October 6 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday October 15 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Monday November 10 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday November 12 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Monday December 8 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 10 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Course Location
:  Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth Street, Point Edward. Cost of the course is $40.00. Certification is valid for five (5) years from date of issue.

To Register for Classes: You can register for classes either online or in person at Lambton Public Health.

The cost of the course is $40.00. Certification is valid for five (5) years from date of issue.

To register online, the ticket information is below or please visit: (a fee of $3.28 will be added to the course cost total)

No Tickets Available

Please call 519-383-8331 to register and discuss options to process your payment. Our online payment option is currently not available.
We apologize for the inconvenience.


Participants who achieve a minimum of 70% on the food handler's exam will receive a Lambton Public Health Food Handler Certificate. This certificate meets mandatory food safety training requirements and is recognized by health units in Ontario.

Certification is valid for five (5) years from date of issue.

Course Outline

Introduction Microbiological Contamination
Foodborne Illness Personal Hygiene
Microorganisms Cleaning and Sanitizing
Time and Temperature Pest Control
Receiving and Storage Food Safety Management

The following class dates are available in class, home study and by an online food handling course :

Homestudy Option *

Can't make it for the in-class course then choose the Home Study Option!
Study on your own time, at your own pace. Do workbook exercises to test yourself. Ask questions during exam review. Choose when you want to write the exam.

Register Today!

* Payment Must be Received at Time of Registration

Home Study Exam Schedule

Please call 519 383-8331 ext. 3575 to have your name added to the appropriate list.

Online Food Safety Course

Earn Online a Safe Food Handling Certificate.

For full details and information about the online course, which is available on the In Good Hands web site click here.  

Other Safe Food Handling Courses Accepted at Lambton Public Health

Lambton Public Health recognizes valid food safety training certificates awarded by other Ontario public health units and recognized certification agencies. The following is a list of accepted agencies. Please refer to this page often as we will update this list frequently.

Traincan Inc.

National Food Safety Training Program

London Training Centre
Lambton Public Health has teamed up with the London Training Centre to offer the safe food handling course in Lambton County. They offer weekend classes and group rates. Please visit their website to find out more information.

Contact Lambton Public Health, 519-383-8331 or 1-800-667-1839 Ext. 3575.

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