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FOODSAFE is a program of the British Columbia Provincial Government. It is managed by the BC FOODSAFE Secretariat in cooperation with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC), Regional Health Authorities, and industry associations. Our food safety certification is recognized by the BC CDC as equivalent to FOODSAFE level 1.
This certification course is recommended for anyone that serves food to others, especially those who serve food to the public. This course satisfies legislated food handler training requirements across British Columbia and is ideal for staff in restaurants, day cares, camps, long-term care homes, special events, etc.
It is a British Columbia Government requirement. Their purpose is to: 1) verify test-taker identification, 2) maintain security of the exam questions, and 3) prevent cheating.
The British Columbia health authority require online test-takers to prove their identity. To do this, valid photo ID is required. Only name and photo is necessary. All other private information on the ID may be covered.
Not true! The British Columbia health department recognizes our food handler certification as equivalent to their own. Our online exam is live-proctored via webcam and microphone. Our exam proctor service partner uses state-of-the-art test-taker monitoring tools to ensure integrity of the examination process.
Yes! Our course is a complete BC Food Safe Level 1 certification solution. The final exam is delivered via webcam and microphone and may be taken anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No scheduling necessary! One final exam attempt is included in the course cost. Retests are extra. Desktops and laptops are supported, tablets and smartphones are not.
Of course! Our server does not receive any user credit card information. All payments are processed securely through PayPal.
A score of at least 70% on the final exam is necessary to pass the course and receive your BC Food Safe certificate.
Not to worry. The pass rate on the first exam attempt is about 99%. However, free retests are available, if necessary.
5 years. This is industry standard.
Upon passing the exam, two sizes of certificates are available for download. These certificates are to be self-printed by students and can be printed as many times as students wish. Hard copies of the certificates are not mailed later.
It takes the average user about 6 hours to complete the course. You have up to 30 days to complete the final exam. If you wish, it is possible to proceed directly to the final exam at anytime.
Our course is currently English only. Exam accommodations are available for ESL users.
If you took our exam after February 20th 2018, you can access your certificate HERE. It’s the same link you used to access the exam. After logging in, click the ‘award’ icon.
If you took our exam before February 20th 2018, please request a copy of your certificate from us.
Course material may be reviewed on any Internet-connected device with a web browser. Only the final exam portion must be completed using a desktop or laptop with webcam and microphone enabled. Tablets and smartphones are not supported at this time.
The final exam must be taken using either Chrome or Firefox web browsers. Be sure to use the most up-to-date versions of Chrome or Firefox.
All course materials are provided online in the course. Nothing needs to be mailed.
Our live proctor exam service partner has the ability to halt and/or cancel the exam at any time. If cheating or unusual behaviour is observed, the proctor will halt the exam and issue a warning. If the warning is ignored, the exam will be closed and result in immediate failure. Any granted retest will be at the expense of the student.
We respect our student’s privacy. Your exam results will only be released to you, any sponsoring organization (if applicable), your local health department, and your provincial health authorities, as required.
David F. Certified December 2020
"My staff and I really enjoyed this course. The frequent review questions and Food Safety Jeopardy game are great features. We learned a lot."
Bhavit P. Certified December 2020
"English is my second language. I had no difficulty understanding the course material and passing the exam."
Stephanie S. Certified December 2020
"This site was very well organized and much cheaper than the rest. I recommend to anyone."