The City of Toronto Food Handler Certification Program is closed. Courses, exams and/or issuance of replacement certificates are on hold indefinitely.

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.

Classroom Session and Exam

Courses are on hold indefinitely.

Exam Only (Home study)

Exams are on hold indefinitely.

Approved Courses

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 approved training and certification providers or how to become a recognized provider, visit the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Food handler training and certification webpage.