Certified Food Handler Training Program

Learn Safe Food Handling

Please DOWNLOAD and COMPLETE the Registration Form to register for a course. You may also take the course through one of our approved private contractors.


Who should attend?

  • All owners, managers and supervisors of food service establishments.
  • All food service personnel who are responsible for the receiving, preparing and serving of food.

Note:

  • In accordance with the City of Winnipeg Food Service Bylaw: No person shall operate a food service establishment unless the person in charge has successfully completed the Certified Food Handler Training program.
  • Food Service Establishments with less than 5 Food Handlers must have a person on staff who has successfully completed the Certified Food Handler Training program.
  • Food Service Establishments with more than 5 Food Handlers working at any one time must have a person who has successfully completed the Certified Food Handler Training Program ON DUTY at all times.

Full Course

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sign-In 8:00 a.m.

  • INCLUDES WORKBOOK AND EXAM ON DAY OF COURSE
  • PHOTO ID REQUIRED
  • NO WALK-INS
  • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
  • LUNCH NOT INCLUDED

2022

  • Tues. Nov 8  Canad Inns GARDEN CITY 2100 McPhillips St
  • Tues. Dec 6  Canad Inns GARDEN CITY 2100 McPhillips St

2023

  • Tues. Jan 17  Canad Inns POLO PARK 1405 St Matthews Ave
  • Tues. Feb 14  Canad Inns POLO PARK 1405 St Matthews Av
  • Wed. Apr 12  Canad Inns GARDEN CITY 2100 McPhillips St
  • Tues. June 6  Canad Inns POLO PARK 1405 St Matthews Ave

Challenge Exam

Sign-In 8:45 am
Exam BEGINS at: 9:00 a.m.

  • WORKBOOK CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARETLY IF REQUIRED
  • PHOTO ID REQUIRED
  • NO WALK-INS
  • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
  • LUNCH NOT INCLUDED

2022

  • Wed. Nov 9  Canad Inns GARDEN CITY 2100 McPhillips St
  • Thur. Dec 8  Canad Inns GARDEN CITY 2100 McPhillips St

2023

  • Thur. Jan 19  Canad Inns POLO PARK 1405 St Matthews Ave
  • Thur. Feb 16  Canad Inns POLO PARK 1405 St Matthews Ave
  • Thur. Mar 16  Canad Inns POLO PARK 1405 St Matthews Ave
  • Thur. Apr 13  Canad Inns GARDEN CITY 2100 McPhillips St
  • Thur. May 11 Canad Inns POLO PARK 1405 St Matthews Ave
  • Wed. June 7  Canad Inns POLO PARK 1405 St Matthews Ave

Customized Courses

If you require an alternate date or time for a Food Handler’s Class, please see our list of approved private contractors associated with the Manitoba Health Food Handler Certification Program.


Fees and Registration

Fees (includes GST)

Course Registration Fee
(Includes Workbook and Exam on day of Course)
$93.00
   
Challenge Exam
(Workbook can be purchased separately if required)
$36.00
   
Certificate Replacement
(Only if still valid; issued within five years)
$6.00
   
Food Safe Workbook Only
(Languages available: English, Chinese, Punjabi, Korean, Arabic and French)
$20.00

All prices include GST.

Manitoba Health accepts the following as form of payment:  MasterCard, Visa, Debit/Interac, Cash, and Cheque.

The Food Handler Training Course has limited seating and thus is filled on a first come first serve basis (payment required to guarantee a spot in class). The course usually fills well in advance of the course date so we recommend registering early.

REGISTRATION POLICY: No registrations accepted within 24 hours of scheduled course or challenge exam date.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds within 24 hours of scheduled course or challenge exam date. No Shows will not be refunded or rescheduled.

To register, download and complete the Certified Food Handler Training Program Registration Form and return by email to:  foodsafe@gov.mb.ca.

Phone in registration is ONLY accepted with a credit card payment at 204-945-3705.

Mail-in registration will be accepted with payment by cheque or credit card ONLY.


Course Outline

Microbiology

  • Basic introduction to food microbiology

Foodborne Illness

  • Common foodborne illnesses, their causes and preventative measures

Health and Hygiene

  • Proper personal hygienic practices and good health

Serving and Dispensing

  • Proper techniques for food service and display

Food Protection

  • Safe food preparation and handling procedures

Receiving and Storage

  • Factors involved in receiving and storing food

Cleaning and Sanitizing

  • Correct dishwashing facilities, techniques, approved  sanitizers and proper utensil storage
For more information call: 204-945-3705 (toll-free 1-855-236-1566) or e-mail foodsafe@gov.mb.ca.