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Health Protection

Manitoba Health Certified Food Handler Training Program


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.

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.

Course Schedule

Canad Inns Polo Park
1405 St. Matthews Avenue

8:30 am-4:30 pm
Sign-In 8:00 am

  • PHOTO ID REQUIRED
  • NO WALK-INS
  • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
  • LUNCH NOT INCLUDED
2014 2015
Tues. Sept 30 Wed. Jan 7
Mon. Oct 20  Wed. Jan 28 
Wed. Nov 19 Wed.  Feb 18
Tues. Nov 26 Thur. Mar 12
Wed. Dec 17  Thur. Apr 2 
  Tues. Apr 28
  Wed. May 20
  Tues. June 9

EXAM ONLY

Canad Inns Polo Park
1405 St. Matthews Avenue

Exam BEGINS : 9:00 am
Sign-In: 8:45 am

  • PHOTO ID REQUIRED
  • NO WALK-INS
  • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
2014 2015
Thurs. Sept 11    Tues. Jan 13
Wed. Oct 8  Tues. Feb 10 
Wed. Nov 12 Tues. Mar 17
Tues. Dec 9 Tues. Apr 14
  Wed. May 13
  Wed. June 17

Customized Courses

If you require an alternate date or time for a Food Handler’s Class, please see our list of independent contractors associated with Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors’s Food Handler Certification Program PDF


Fees and Registration

Fees (includes GST)

Course Registration Fee $93.00   (Workbook and Exam included)
Exam Only $36.00  
Certificate Replacement $6.00  
English Food Safe Manual $13.00  
Chinese Food Safe Manual $13.00  
Punjabi Food Safe Manual $13.00  
Korean Food Safe Manual $13.00  
French Food Safe Manual $13.00  

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

  • Cheques payable to “Minister of Finance”
  • Province of Manitoba Returned Payment Items fee - $25.00

Refund Policy

No Refunds within 24 hours of scheduled course date. No-Shows will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Registration Process

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). There is no cut off date - however, the course usually fills well in advance of the course date so we recommend registering early.

To Register

Download and complete the Certified Food Handler Training Program Registration Form PDF and return with payment by one of the following processes:

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

  • In person registration will be accepted Monday –Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
    Please Call for address and to check availability of classes

  • Mail-in registration will be accepted with payment by cheque ONLY.
    Please Call for mailing address and to check availability of classes

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

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