Notice: Due to COVID-19, the City of Toronto has cancelled most City-operated programs. Food Handler Certification Program registration, training and certification, and consumer food safety education programs are suspended at this time. 

Toronto Public Health offers Food Handler Certification courses and exams to provide food handlers with the knowledge of safe food handling practices to prevent food-borne illness.

The best way to register for the Food Handler Certification Program is online. Individuals looking to register can also do so over the phone (by calling Toronto Health Connection) or in-person at the office. Multiple registrations, however, must be done online.

Schedules and registration are available on the City of Toronto, Food Safety website.

Courses are in English only, but you can request to write the exam in another language (some may not be available).