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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Nora Samuel

Graduate from Industrial Cannabis Production Technology Post-secondary Diploma

The Industrial Cannabis Production Technology advanced diploma program is a very technology-driven training program that helped me learn about cultivation and extraction techniques as per Health Canada regulatory requirements, quality, and all other related concepts to secure a position in a leading Cannabis Company. I will recommend this comprehensive program to anyone who wants to develop a career in the cannabis space or start a cannabis business on their own.

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

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

Verena Brand

Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

Cannabis is a very interesting plant and very sensitive. Presenters including Luis were very knowledgeable. Year 2018.


Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

I learned a lot….Thanks! I had no idea how complex the cannabis business was. There are so many variables and it is obvious that we are in the early making of this business. This is great for NACPT! I look forward to making this business grow. Year 2018.

Kera Hendricks

Graduate from Cannabis Fundamentals and Retail Certificate Training

Using “layman’s terms” for those who are less educated. More inclusivity – games, tests, quizzes, etc. All useful information; debunked many myths.

Paul DaSilva

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

This was very helpful and informative. The teachers were great as well. Year 2021.

Juliet Nagudi

I learnt a lot of information in just two days. Very educational and taught by well educated, learned and experienced trainers. Thank you. Year 2020.

David Gelsomino

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

An extensive and comprehensive session with 2 knowledgeable experts on an important part of the supply chain. Year 2020.

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.

Suganthini Subramaniam

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

I am an International student at NACPT. I just want to say thank you for all the help that NACPT has done to me over the past year. The Modern Technology program helped me change my vision & perspective towards the Pharmaceutical Industry. Especially, I liked the Industry focus and applicability of the concepts taught during the course. The knowledge I gained at NACPT was both theoretical and practical, by lecturers who were experts in the current Pharmaceutical Industry. Year 2014.

Hired By Concord Analytical Ltd.

Position: Junior Chemical Analyst

Sheri Norman

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

Amazing instructors and network availability. Good information. Year 2020.

Rohan Robinson

Graduate from Cannabis Fundamentals and Retail Certificate Training

The class was highly informative and engaging. I had a lot of fun learning about cannabis and its chemical/biological properties. A lot of the information I learned today I could pass on to customers that come into my stores.

Siva Babu Jonnalagadda

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Bio-Pharmaceutical Clinical Research

Perfect place for study under the supervision of the director, her dedication in helping students with great knowledge and with excellent industrial networks are reaping success stories of NACPT students. Wish this institute would help as many students as possible with their experienced staff, who are current professionals from the Pharma industry. The director and her associates are fantastic and really helps students in difficult times. Feeling happy for being a student here. Year 2016.

Hired By Milner Health Care

Position: Intern

Roxana M. Olaru

Graduate from Cannabis Fundamentals and Retail Certificate Training

Kunal goes very in depth, with passion. I learned a lot today and will definitely carry this with me and spread my knowledge to others. I would 10/10 recommend this to other cannabis retailers.

Erik Chrons

Graduate from Cannabis Fundamentals and Retail Certificate Program

Went in with limited knowledge and came out feeling like my sales will be a lot better now I’m more comfortable now that I understand my products.

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


Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

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

Niruparajh Arunakirinathen

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance Diploma Program

NACPT helped me to understand the real Canadian industry world and helped me a lot to take interviews. Year 2014.

Hired By Gray Lea Co-op Ltd

Position: QC Technician

Feng Jia

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

This training is very helpful for me to have a deeper understanding of the QAP rules in the work and the HC requirements for Cannabis industry. Year 2021.

Natalia Martsyniv

Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

Excellent training. Exceeded my expectations. 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.

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

Dan Pobojewski

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

It was good! Year 2020.

Nav Sidhu

Graduate from Preventive Control Plans for Cannabis Certificate Program

Very good starting point for PCP. Year 2019.

Manager – Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs, Motif Labs

Lacey White

Graduate from Cannabis Facility Management and Security Certificate

A lot of knowledge was provided and the book is a great reference to what I will need to re-read. Thank You! Year 2021.

Sally Sami

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

So much information was received from the college that made me aware of all the positions to apply for, as well as qualifying us to give our best in the company from being, very informative and knowledgeable. NACPT referred me to the internship position at Argus Laboratory and yes I recommend this program to new graduate students as it sets the mind for the particular job that you see yourself best in. Year 2017.

Hired by Argus Laboratory Inc.

Position: Chemist

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)

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.

Varatha Govi

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

This is a new area for me & it provided me an excellent insight into Master Grower Program which will help me to have a comprehensive understanding of Cannabis program for QAP. The instructor was very knowledgeable and shared his own experience as well which helped. Course material is very detailed and will help as a reference in the future. Year 2020.

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Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

The program was very informative and they took the time to explain things, answer all questions, and were careful that all advice was within regulation. I would highly recommend this program. Year 2021.

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.

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Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

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


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