Food Safety Training Certification is recommended for all persons working in institutional, retail, restaurant, and wholesale food services. The Challenge Exam is available for those students who have studied independently, or already feel they have the knowledge to re-certify. Those who achieve a minimum of 70% on the exam will receive a Food Handlers' wallet card through either the Region of Waterloo Public Health or Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. The card is valid for 5 years. The exam is offered online through eConestoga. A laptop or desktop computer with webcam capabilities is required. Mobile devices, Chromebooks and tablets are not compatible. Students must have valid government-issued photo identification, including but not limited to, passport, driver's license, Ontario ID card, Ontario photo health card to take the exam. Students who successfully complete the course will gain credit towards the Essential Hospitality Training micro-credential.
Not all courses are offered each term.Winter 2024 registration opens November 27, 2023. Spring 2024 registration opens February 26, 2024.
In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration
Online - Asynchronous: 100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates
Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates
Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery