Program Overview

FOODSAFE Level 1 is a food handling, sanitation and work safety course, which covers important food safety and worker safety information including food-borne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing. Health care workers, who may prepare, serve meals or assist with feeding clients would benefit from this course. FoodSafe certificate is a mandatory requirement before practicum participation or employment in a health care setting.

Important Information

  • This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, the registrar did not review these programs.

Duration and Delivery Methods

8 Hours, In-class instruction

Course Outline

  • Introduction to FOODSAFE
  • Preparing Food
  • Food Service Illness and Injury
  • Serving Food
  • Receiving and Storing Food
  • Cleaning

*The BC Health Act: Food Premises Regulation states that every operator of a food service establishment, and at least one employee on every shift, must hold a FOODSAFE Level 1 certificate, or certificate from a course recognized as equivalent to FOODSAFE.

Admission Requirement

  • Not required

Tuition and Fees

Non-refundable Application Fee: $20 (Domestic/International)
Tuition: $100 (Domestic)/ $120 (International)


Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a FoodSafe Certificate issued by BC FOODSAFE

* Certificate is valid for 5 years.

Starting Dates

Year 2024: T.B.A.

If the program is full at the time you wish to register, please register for the next available start date. In the event of cancellations or transfers, we will move students ahead accordingly. This is done on a first come first serve basis and we cannot hold a seat without a deposit.


Food safety is paramount in the healthcare industry, and our Food Handling and Sanitation program is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge. Whether entering the field or seeking to enhance your expertise, our comprehensive FoodSafe Level 1 Certificate training ensures you're well-prepared to uphold the highest food safety standards. This course would benefit healthcare workers who may prepare, serve meals, or assist with feeding clients.


Welcome to a transformative experience in our specialized Food Handling & Sanitation program. In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, prioritizing safety and hygiene is non-negotiable. Our program stands as a beacon, guiding you through the fundamental principles of food safety with precision. It offers a comprehensive blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experiences, ensuring your readiness to uphold the highest healthcare standards. In this dynamic field, mastering the nuances of food handling & sanitation becomes a fundamental skill set. Our program is designed to empower you with the expertise needed to navigate the complexities of healthcare settings where safety is paramount. We understand the pivotal role you play in ensuring the well-being of patients, and our curriculum reflects that commitment.


Our FoodSafe Level 1 Certification is more than a qualification; it's a mark of excellence in food safety. Gain a deep understanding of food handling, sanitation, and safety principles. This certification is recognized industry-wide and is a valuable asset for healthcare professionals who prioritize the well-being of their patients.