Safe Food Handlers Courses

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The Food Safe program is a comprehensive food-safety training program for the food industry. Public Health Inspectors instruct Safe Food Handlers courses for the Saskatchewan Health Authority for Regina and area. The course educates food handlers on the dangers associated with food service and methods they can use to lower the risks of foodborne illness. There are two levels of Food Safe Courses available.

Food Safe Level 1

Please be advised that due to the current coronavirus COVID-19 situation Safe Food Handlers Courses have been cancelled in the Regina Service Area - Saskatchewan until further notice.

If you have already registered for an upcoming Safe Food Handlers course, please contact our office to reschedule or receive a refund by email at EnvironmentalHealth.Regina@saskhealthauthority.ca or call 306-766-7755

If you require a Safe Food Handling course immediately please contact our office regarding other options.

Thank you for understanding.

Food Safe Level 1 is a food-handling, sanitation and work safety course designed for frontline foodservice workers such as cooks, servers, bus-persons, dishwashers and care home employees. The course covers important food safety and worker safety information on foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing.

Under the Food Safety Regulations, at least one employee preparing food in a food service establishment must hold a Food Safe Level 1 certificate, or a certificate from a course recognized as equivalent to Food Safe Level 1.

Participants who score 70% or higher on the final exam will receive a Level 1 Safe Food Handler certificate from the Saskatchewan Health Authority. The certificate does not expire, though it is recommended that participants retake the course after 5 years.

Course & manual fee is $65 (no tax)

 

Food Safe Level 2

Food Safe Level 2 is recommended for food service owners and managers, kitchen managers, executive chefs and others who are responsible for managing food safety in the food service environment. The course has a short review of Food Safe Level 1, and modules on Managing for Food Safety and Writing a Food Safety Plan. Food Safe Level 1 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for Food Safe Level 2.

 Food Safety Level 2 Course Dates will be available in Fall 2020

Participants who complete all assignments and score 80% or higher on the final exam will receive a Level 2 Safe Food Handler certificate from the Saskatchewan Health Authority. The certificate does not expire.

Course & manual fee is $65 (no tax)

How to Register

To register by fax, mail, email or in person, please complete the online registration form (above) and send or drop off the form and payment to:

Environmental Public Health 2nd Floor - 2110 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 2E3
Fax: 306-766-7730
Email: environmentalhealth.regina@saskhealthauthority.ca

*Important* Registration closes by 12:00 noon the day before class. Classes can fill up early and late registrations will not be accepted.

Course Location

Level 1 Classes: Held at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in the Auditorium, 2180 - 23rd Avenue, Regina, Sk. 

Level 2 Classes: Held at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Hostel Rooms 1 & 2, 2180 - 23rd Avenue, Regina, Sk.

Evening Classes: Held at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Hostel Rooms 1, 2 & 3, 2180 - 23rd Avenue, Regina, Sk. 

Parking

Parking is limited. Car-pooling and public transportation are recommended. Some parking is available along 23rd Avenue and some in Lot 5 located left of the West entrance. Parking in visitor or employee parking may result in a ticket.

For more parking information please review the WRC Parking Lot Information Map

Cancellation Policy

Notice to cancel must be given before the start of your scheduled class. With proper notice you will receive credit to register in an upcoming course or you can have someone else attend in your place. Failure to cancel before the start of the course will result in loss of credit. Classes are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registrations or due to other extenuating circumstances (e.g. severe weather, poor road conditions, etc.). If your class is cancelled, you will be notified immediately and issued either a refund or credit.

Private Courses

If the dates and times currently offered do not suit your needs, please contact the Environmental Public Health Department at environmentalhealth.regina@saskhealthauthority.ca to inquire about setting up a private course. Group rates are available if registering 20 or more people for the scheduled course dates. On site private courses may be available to groups of 30 or more people.

Food Safe Certificate Reprint

If you took the Level 1 or 2 Food Safe course with the Former Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region or during high school after 2015, we may be able to do a reprint of a certificate for you. There is a $35 reprint charge. We do not email or fax copies of certificates; they must be picked up in the office or sent in regular mail. Please contact us at 306-766-7755 or environmentalhealth.regina@saskhealthauthority.ca  to request a reprint.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are coffee and lunch provided?
You are responsible for bringing your own food and beverages. Wascana Rehabilitation Centre has a cafeteria. The cafeteria only accepts cash and debit; credit cards are not accepted.


How do I know if I passed?
If you do not hear from a public health inspector within 3 business days, you passed the course. We will not give out any marks over the phone. If you fail the course, you are able to study at home and rewrite your exam at the Environmental Public Health Office within 6 weeks after the course. If you contact our office beyond 6 weeks after the course, you will have to pay to retake the full course.


How do I get a receipt?
Your receipt will be mailed out to you after your registration has been processed


How long does it take to get my Food Safety Certificate?
Certificates are mailed out 4-6 weeks after the class.


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