In an effort to control and minimize the spread of COVID-19, the city of Toronto Food Handler Certification Program is closed. Courses, exams and/or issuance of replacement certificates are on hold indefinitely and our staff have been re-deployed to the COVID-19 response.
The certificate issued by Toronto Public Health is recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and other Health Units in Ontario. A Food Handler Certificate is valid for five years.
Courses are on hold indefinitely.
Exams are on hold indefinitely.
Toronto Public Health accepts certificates issued by any Ontario Health Unit.
In addition, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care approves privately run programs/companies to train and certify Food Handlers. For more information about recognized providers or how to become a recognized provider, visit the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Environmental Health website. Toronto Public Health will also accept certificates issued by any Ontario Health Unit.