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: In-Person Classes

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.

The Food Safety Regulations require 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, however it is recommended that participants retake the course after 5 years.

Course & manual fee is $65 (no tax).

Upcoming Level 1 Course Dates

  • Wednesday, September 1
  • Saturday, September 11
  • Tuesday, September 21
  • Saturday, October 2
  • Thursday, October 7
  • Tuesday, October 19
  • Wednesday, November 3
  • Wednesday, November 24
  • Tuesday, December 7

Food Safety Level 1 INDIVIDUAL Registration Form

Food Safety Level 1 GROUP Registration Form

Course Location

Level 1 In Person Classes
Held at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Main Auditorium, 2180 - 23rd Avenue, Regina, Sk.

Classes are held from 8:30am to 4:30pm. There is a half hour lunch and two 15 minute coffee breaks. The exam will be held near the end of the class. It is a multiple choice, closed book exam.

*Important* Please note that all current Saskatchewan Health Authority guidelines still need to be followed, including keeping at least 2 metres apart from other students and a medical grade must be worn at all times while inside Saskatchewan Health Authority(SHA) buildings. No food or drink is allowed in the classrooms. If you are unable to follow the current SHA guidelines, please email EnvironmentalHealth.Regina@saskhealthauthority.ca or call 306-766-7755 to see if different arrangements are possible.

Parking
Parking is limited. Car-pooling and public transportation are recommended. Limited 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.

Level 1 Food Safety Training: Online

We are pleased to offer an online version of the Food Safety Training using Cisco Webex for those who are not able or ready to return to the in-person learning.

The online course is offered over two days, via a three and half hour session each day. There will also be an online interactive review of the course material at the end of each session with a Public Health Inspector. Please note that the exam for Online Food Safety Training is still in-person.

Online course is delivered virtually over two days via online WebEx and on the following dates:

  • Tuesday September 14th, 2021 and Wednesday September 15, 2021 from 8:30am to 12:00 pm both days
  • Tuesday October 26, 2021 and Wednesday October 27, 2021 from 8:30am to 12:00 pm both days
  • Wednesday November 17, 2021 and Thursday November 18, 2021 from 8:30am to 12:00 pm both days

Online Food Safety Training Course Exam will be held in person at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre Main Auditorium.

Online Course Exam Dates

  • Thursday, September 30
  • Thursday, October 28
  • Tuesday, November 30

Food Safety Course - Level 1 Online Registration Form

Please check to ensure that your computer is able to run WebEx. Webex is supported on specific versions of Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Web - https://help.webex.com/en-us/nk90t65/System-Requirements-for-Cisco-Webex-Teams.

Minimum internet speed requirements can be found here - https://help.webex.com/en-us/WBX22158/What-are-the-Minimum-Bandwidth-Requirements-for-Sending-and-Receiving-Video-in-Cicso-Webex-Meetings

Pick up a copy of the  FoodSafe Level 1 Participant Workbook from the Environmental Public Health Office, 2nd floor, 2110 Hamilton Street, Regina, Saskatchewan at a pre-arranged time. Note that our office is not open to the public, but we will be able to bring the book out to you.

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 Winter/Spring 2022

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.

*Important* Please note that all current Saskatchewan Health Authority guidelines still need to be followed, including keeping at least 2 metres apart from other students and a medical grade must be worn at all times while inside Saskatchewan Health Authority(SHA) buildings. No food or drink is allowed in the classrooms. If you are unable to follow the current SHA guidelines, please email EnvironmentalHealth.Regina@saskhealthauthority.ca or call 306-766-7755 to see if different arrangements are possible.

Parking
Parking is limited. Car-pooling and public transportation are recommended. Limited 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.

How to Register
To register by fax, mail, email. In person Registration is not allowed at this time. 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 and payment must be received by 12:00 noon the day before class. Classes can fill up early; late registrations will not be accepted.

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 the registration fee. 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 within the last 5 years, 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?
Food and drinks are not allowed within the classrooms. 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 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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