Food Handler Certification

Live Session

  • Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Level of Training: Intermediate | Beginner | Expert
  • Mode of Delivery: Live, Interactive and Instructor-led
  • Fee: $100

Both Online and OnCampus training is available

Program Overview

Food Handler Certification is a legal requirement in Canada for many food workers. To comply with provincial laws, it is recommended that anyone who publicly serves food or comes into contact with food, receive food safety training. 

Through this course, you will learn all about food safety, contamination, sanitation, temperature danger zone, and microorganisms along with how to resolve issues, setup precautionary methods and other related regulatory requirements by Toronto Public Health. You will complete the Food Handler course and the exam in a single day at NACPT under the guidance of an industry expert. However, the length of time it will take you is determined by your language and study skills and our expert team will provide you assistance for exam retakes if needed. 

The final exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions, which must be completed in an hour and a score of 70% or higher is required to pass.

Attendees may interact with the class and lead trainers for more clarifications or concerns.

Additional Program Info

  • Program Focuses
  • Who Should Attend

Program Module

The Food handler course will focus on the following:

  • Food safety
  • Contamination
  • Sanitation
  • Temperature danger zone
  • Microorganisms

Who Should Attend

Employees in the following positions must attend this course:

  • Anyone from food industry/sector
  • Restraint Owners
  • Restraint Employees
  • Personal Support Workers (PSW)
  • Lunch Supervisors for School and Senior Homes
  • Early Childcare Assistants (ECA)

Faculty of Food Handler Certification

Kala Sarva

IT- Lead Trainer, Approved by Ministry of Education and Training Ontario, Canada, Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Certified Novell Engineer (CNE), Cisco Certified Academic Instructor (CCAI), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

Kala Sarva joined NACPT Pharma College’s training team in 2019, as an Information Technology Lead Trainer and Accounting Program Coordinator. Kala Sarva is a motivator and team player with more than 23 years of hands-on experience as an instructor for MS Office Applications, Network Technology and Web Designing Courses, approved by the Ministry of Education and Training in Ontario, Canada.

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Lavanya Asogamoorthy

NACPT helped me find a career through the program which included additional job assistance, sessions on resume building, interview skills, and social media updates. Year 2015.

Tyler Harrison

Graduate from Industrial Cannabis Production Technology Post-secondary Diploma

This school was great it gave me all the skills, knowledge and resources to get into the competitive cannabis industry. The school enabled me to work full time and still complete my education. I am now working as an assistant master grower for an LP and I am as happy as can be. Thanks to all the amazing professors and big thanks to Rathi for everything you have done to assist in my success. Truly thankful!

Jayahare Thanaruban

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Quality Assurance – Diploma Program

If you follow this program, it’s really worth it, because we get full knowledge of pharmaceutical industry technical words and procedures. You will shine in your interviews, especially GMP and GDP. I got the information about the NACPT at a job fair. My background is food chemistry, so I learned a lot of information here, especially pharmaceutical technical words and analysis. Laboratory practices are more important in the Pharma industry, but we got a lot of valuable information from here because my dean is very friendly with a helping mentality. So students, if you choose this institution, you will have a bright future. Year 2014.

Hired by Patheon

Position: Packaging Associate

Sanjay Panchal B.Sc.

Graduate from Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Advanced Diploma

I gained enough knowledge about the quality control and quality assurance field, by joining NACPT helped me to find a job in the industry. They help students by posting different jobs every month, and they prepare students for interviews as well. Year 2013.

Hired By Teva Canada Ltd.

Position: AQPIC (Alternate Qualified Person in Charge)

Olivia Brown

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

I am absolutely honored to have been under your study. You have shown me what a graceful, knowledgeable, highly educated woman in a leadership role acts like. I cannot wait to continue my education with your business. Your integrity and the fact that you risked your reputation and career to help improve and set standards for the cannabis industry is astounding. Thank you. Year 2019.

CEO at Professional Cannabis Consulting Inc.

César Urbizo-Vivas

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Formulation & Validation Technology

I’m absolutely satisfied with the educational services and grateful for all the support received from the college to get my job, thanks for the references and the letter. What I found unique is the personalized support. Yes, I’ll strongly recommend it because this program opened the doors in the pharma industry for me. Year 2020.

Hired by Apotex

Position: Production Technician

Vaishali Bharucha

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

Great pharmaceutical college. NACPT provided me with the knowledge required to succeed in the pharma industry. The program I was enrolled in was Modern Technology. The program provided me with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to obtain employment in industry and to succeed at my job. I would like to thank all the staff and instructors for their hard work, dedication, and support. Year 2015.

Hired By Menasha Packaging

Position: Quality Coordinator

Alain Costanzo

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

This was a good course. I got a lot of good information from both the students and trainer. I look forward to continue learning and becoming a certified master grower. There is always something new to learn in this industry. Year 2020.

Ravi Chandiran

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

I found it really that the technical writing was in particular adapted to the medical cannabis sector with appropriate assignments to enhance the learning experience . All the questions were answered in a very professional manner to give insight into processes applied to medicinal cannabis sector. Year 2018.

Dr.Taiwo Sonoiki

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Bio-Pharmaceutical Clinical Research Post-secondary Diploma

For new immigrants like myself, the difficulty in obtaining Canadian references proves to be an important challenge, NACPT solved that problem. Year 2012. 

Hired By St. Boniface General Hospital

Position: Clinical Assistant

Rosa Jerez

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

This program was very detailed and specific. The teachers took their time explaining every single step throughout from beginning to end. The attention to detail is very good and very patient with all students. Year 2021.

Anthony Chung-Yeung Leung

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

Excellent program with great insight into the industry and in-depth knowledge grasped by the end of the course. Information was delivered in a clear and understandable manner. Year 2021.

Rachel Lyza

Graduate from Preventive Control Plans Certificate Program

Lecture was good, including the nutritive value of food, nutrition facts table and how it impacts on the treatment of diseases especially cannabis edibles for medical purposes. HACCP analysis was very good with details, overall. Year 2019.

Nutrition Manager, Canadian Society of Nutrition Management


Both presenters were very knowledgeable, energetic and informative. Dr. Brigitte was extremely pleasant to listen to. Very thorough information. Year 2020.

Atiyatul Qadeer

Graduate from Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Advanced Diploma

After an exhaustive search for a suitable job, when I attended the counselling session at NACPT, I realized that this is the place I have been looking for to upgrade my skills in order to establish my career in the Industry. Not only did the college administration facilitate easier fulfillment of the financial requirements but also they offered great flexibility in the schedule making it comfortable to attend all the classes. The instructors were always ready to clarify our doubts and provided in-depth knowledge of the subject. I found the “Modern Technology” program quite comprehensive, well planned and well-taught and I would recommend it to all the new science graduates seeking to enter the pharmaceutical industry. The college also provided great assistance in finding jobs after completion of the program. I am truly grateful to the director of NACPT and the whole team for their tremendous support, help and guidance which enabled me to go through the hiring process successfully. I wish them all the success in the future. Year 2015.

Hired By Apotex Inc.

Position: QC Chemist

Katsirakeron McComber

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

This master grower training was very useful in reassuring that all my studies have been correct along the line of following all aspects of GXP. Year 2020.

Production Team Member at Sublime Culture

Elilini Paraparasingam

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

It’s been 2 months since I finished my program at NACPT. I recently got a job as Lab Assistant at Silliker Canada. The Modern Technology program will give diverse knowledge of each department in a company alike Pharmaceutical, Food and Cosmetic. I would like to thank all my professors and NACPT faculty for their services (Scholarships, CO-OP and Job Development Services). Year 2013.

Hired By Silliker Canada

Position: Chemistry Lab Assistant

Suba Sivapiragasam

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Quality Assurance – Diploma Program

NACPT has programs that will give broad knowledge in the pharmaceutical and related industry. I will recommend others to take this course to move up in their career. Year 2014.

Hired by Estee Lauder

Position: Packaging Analyst

Sanjida Ahmed

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Bio-Pharmaceutical Clinical Research Post-secondary Diploma

The course/training that I completed in NACPT was a post graduate diploma in Pharmaceutical and Bio-pharmaceutical Clinical Research. Fortunately I was offered a position by NACPT and its sister company Validation Tech Inc. before completing my course. The training was very inspirational, energizing bringing lots of ideas, with both substantial and in depth knowledge together with case studies, learning from experience and being fully practice oriented. The other trainees were amazing and I learned a lot from their experience and insights. I found the course very useful and hopefully be able to put some of it into practice. Year 2015.

Hired By Validation Tech Inc

Position: Director, Strategic Planning and Business Development


It was useful for clarity on the cannabis space. I learned a lot about what job roles and opportunities are available in the cannabis industry. Year 2019.

Najib Warsi

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance Diploma Program

I have found NACPT very professional and a college meeting the current industry requirements and standards. The instructors are very knowledgeable and are from the industry. The unique thing about NACPT is that it provides instruction and training that is applicable to practical life. I will definitely recommend NACPT to anyone who wants to upgrade and enhance their quest for knowledge. Year 2014.

Formulary and Drug & Health Benefits Development Professional

Position: Independent Consultant

Hozefa Karodiya

It was nice to attend the workshop for process-related validation for cannabis. I have experience with the validation process but here I came to know more about the process validation and with cannabis, it was new for me. It was an excellent experience with this two days workshop. I got great information. Year 2020.

Mousumi Sur

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

The workshop is well organized, with ample amounts of information. Year 2018.

Sanket Phadke

All the instructors are highly qualified and are knowledgeable. Year 2013.

Maha Mutshar

Graduate from Cannabis Quality Control and Quality Assurance Post-secondary Diploma

NACPT Pharma College is a great institution to learn all the skills that you need for Pharma and Cannabis industries through high-quality education and hands-on training for lab testing. I have completed my Cannabis QA, QC Diploma Program and I got my full-time job in Cannabis Industry, so I would like to thank all the great professors for helping me to get success.

Dario Jeginovic

Graduate from Preventive Control Plans for Cannabis Certificate Program

Useful to hear from experienced professionals and to validate the information currently understood. Year 2019.

Senior Consultant at CannDelta Inc.

Earlam Jermain Leon

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

It was a very informative and educational training. The professors did an excellent job explaining every aspect very thoroughly which made it easy to comprehend. I am happy this was done as it is one of the most essential aspects of the entire process. Year 2021.


The instructor is very thorough, charismatic, and engaging. He was able to make the course very easy to understand and enjoyable to learn.

Suvisikaa Selvanathan

Graduate from Pharmaceutical and Bio-pharmaceutical Advanced Diploma

All of the courses that I have enrolled in at NACPT have given me a tremendous boost in confidence for seeking jobs in the pharmaceutical industry. These programs are not just theory based, all the professors emphasize on real circumstances and practical examples within current companies. I have also received a $2000 scholarship for my program at NACPT. I will strongly recommend future students to take the Pharmaceutical and Bio-Pharmaceutical Modern Technology Postgraduate diploma program at NACPT. Year 2011.

Hired By Cosmetica Laboratories Inc.

Position: QA Associate

Mousumi Sur

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Formulation and Validation Technology Post-secondary Program

NACPT College is an excellent college. All Instructors and program coordinators are very helpful. Instructors are knowledgeable and have an excellent insight of course. Courses are designed as per current industry standards. I was already on the job when I joined the college. I came to the college to upgrade my knowledge on validation. I received thorough knowledge and current guidelines on validation. This course helps me to succeed in the job. Year 2016.

Hired by Apotex Inc.

Position: Technologist Formulation Development

Meena Luxmanan

Graduate from Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Advanced Diploma

After completing my Bachelor of Science at University of Waterloo, I came straight to North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology. I had a lot of uncertainty about my future. However, the instructors at North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology were very welcoming and approachable. I strongly believe the coaching and guidance I received here not be comparable to other schools. The one-on-one coaching and availability of instructors for extra hours was very useful in learning the course material. The instructors were all industrial experts, with years of pharmaceutical working experience and were very compassionate about passing their knowledge onto fresh minds. I worked closely with the school for job assistance and interview preparation. I got two interviews through North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology which refined my interview skills and they allowed me to use their name for reference purposes. Plus, I appreciated the $2000 scholarship and the financial assistance I received from North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology. With the practical knowledge I gained here, I can surely say that now I am prepared to achieve success and build a career on my own, Year 2011.

Hired By Pharmaceuticals of Canada

Position: QA/QC Compliance Analyst


Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

The program is very informative and very helpful, covering all the quality perspectives, including validation and quality control. Year 2018.

Dr. Dail Crawford

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

The course was very informative and has increased my knowledge as a first-timer in getting into the industry. The lecturer was very thorough in bringing over the material. Year 2021.

Nathanial Stonefish

Graduate from Cannabis Head of Security Certificate

The information in this chapter was in-depth for anyone looking to become head of security or anyone looking to hire a competent person. Year 2021.


Najib Warsi

The training was very inspirational, energizing bringing lots of ideas, with both substantial and in depth knowledge. Year 2014.

Arundati Dandapani

Graduate from Preventive Control Plans for Cannabis Certificate Program

The case studies and examples shared along with the dean’s much disciplined expertise really elevated our understanding of the quality control we need to be concerned about at every stage of the cannabis supply chain order to meet the highest international standards in a post-legalization world. A cross sectoral understanding of pharmaceutical and food service industries really enhanced the foundation of this course. Year 2019.

Kazi Perveen

Graduate from Pharmaceutical and Bio-pharmaceutical Advanced Diploma

I have no words to thank NACPT for all the help they had provided to help me make a smart move within the industry. NACPT gave me a chance to improve my skills and knowledge on laboratory instrumentation, according to the current industrial standards. NACPT also helped me to update my resume, coached me for interviews, as well as provide necessary references. I also received a 4 month CO-OP position within the NACPT laboratory, which gave me solid work experience in the laboratory environment.

Hired By Contract Pharmaceuticals Ltd (CPL)

Position: QC Analyst

Nathanial Stonefish

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

Seeing how strict the regulations are within facilities is satisfying as a recreational consumer. Year 2021.

Nazeem Shamsuddin

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

Taking the program at NACPT has given me the relevant pharmaceutical knowledge and experience that gave me further opportunity to have a great start to my career move in Validation. The hands on experience with in-process test equipment and analytical instruments were vital in understanding the concepts and process as well. The career support at NACPT is impeccable and provides students with the necessary support, advice and guidance to be successful in the life career domains. I am excited to announce the job offer from Apotex! I wanted you to be the first person to know this. I have every reason to believe your excellent support helped me to seal the deal. I was very fortunate to have learned a great deal from you, and I am deeply grateful to you. I know it takes a great deal of time to provide a good reference, and I deeply appreciate your kindness. I will do my best to deserve your confidence. Thank you very much.

Hired By Apotex Inc.

Position: Coordinator, Process Validation

Carlos Aragon

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance – Diploma Program

NACPT was the key to connecting my educational and professional background with the Pharmaceutical environment in Toronto. Specific details concerning professional training, documentation, regulations and hands-on techniques like HPLC and GC, were determinant to find a job. Absolutely yes, I recommend any professional newcomer in Toronto interested in Pharmaceutical jobs to join NACPT. My current position in Sanofi Pasteur is thanks to all that NACPT contributed to my professional formation. Year 2015.

Hired by Sanofi Pasteur

Position: Specialist in Process and Products (Consultant)

Luis Hoxha

Graduate from Preventive Control Plans Certificate Program

I compliment this pharma college for structuring this set of programs to deliver the very needed knowledge towards this amazing industry that is about to thrive. My compliments to the director and her amazing team for their professionalism. Year 2018.

Master Grower at Medz Cannabis inc.

Martin Depta

Graduate from Industrial Cannabis Production Technology Post-secondary Diploma

A great College with excellent staff. The Dean of the college Rathi Param is always motivating students to get the experience they need to move their career forward. Taking the Industrial Cannabis Production program helped me get a job in the industry and gave me the tools I need to think of my own business ideas.

Natalia Martsyniv

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

Thank you for nicely organized and presented materials. Year 2018.


Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

This workshop is the best one out in the industry world. Great price, great information. Year 2018.

Penny Boyce

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Formulation and Validation Technology

NACPT staff are very knowledgeable, they are up to date with the industry trends and showed personal interest and concern in assisting me in achieving my career goals. Their leadership and initiative drives and motivates the students to achieve success and the director is very committed and passionate to see every individual student succeed, working on a one on one basis with students. The education I received helped me to secure a job in the pharmaceutical industry as a Costing Analyst. Year 2014.

Hired by HBS Distribution (Brand All Max Nutritionals)

Position: Cost Analyst

Ketan Miyani

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

Excellent workshop! Please keep it up and come up with other important topics! Thank you! Year 2018.


They were very good at providing all the details as per agenda and topics. Hope the same kind of workshop continues. NACPT did excellent hospitality and entertained the whole of the program. Thank you. Year 2018.