Food Safety FAQs

Who needs to take Food Safety training?

BASICS.fst - Ontario Food Handlers Certification course is ideal for individuals currently working in, or entering the food industry, or for anyone who wants to expand their familiarity with food safety issues. Anyone can benefit from Food Safety - whether at work or home.

Having your certificate will prove an advantage when applying for jobs.

Where can I take the exam?

You can take the exam at the following branches: Please contact the branch for examination details.

Where is it offered?

The course is online and your exam is completed in class at a participating branch to complete the exam.

How many modules are there?

There are 14 modules in BASICS.fst - Ontario Food Handlers Certification there is a quiz at the end of each module that you must score 100%

Is there a course examination at the end?

Yes, you will be required to complete an in class invigilated exam at the end of the course to test your knowledge. Passing grade for BASICS.fst - Ontario Food Handlers Certificationis 74%

How long do I have to complete the exam?

Students have one hour to complete the exam for BASICS.fst

What happens if I fail the test?

You must purchase and complete the BASICS.fst - Ontario Food Handlers Certification online re-test review.

How long is my certification valid for?

The certificate is valid for five years.

Why should I take the BASICS.fst - Ontario Food Handlers Certification course offered by St. John Ambulance?

St. John Ambulance’s commitment to quality and value means you will be receiving a tried and trusted course at competitive pricing. We also conduct regular program monitoring to ensure that you have a positive experience. Plus, a portion of our course proceeds goes back into providing invaluable community services.