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    Food Handler Training Examination

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    For the food processing industry

    The Examination is based on the manual Food Handler Training for the food processing industry developed by the Meat & Poultry Ontario (MPO). There are two levels of Examination: Worker Level or Supervisor Level.

    Why should I take this Examination?

    Every food handler plays a critical role in food safety. Successfully completing this Examination provides assurance to employers, inspection authorities and customers that you understand your food safety responsibilities and how to control food safety hazards.

    The Examination has two levels:

    • FHTC Worker Level Exam
    • FHTC Supervisor Level Exam.

    When you register for the examination, you will need to indicate which level you wish to register for.

    The supervisor examination includes all the questions for the worker level as well as additional questions related to a supervisor’s role in food safety.

    Who needs to take this Examination?

    All food plant workers and supervisors need to know about food safety. In some food processing sectors, there are specific regulatory requirements for food safety training, particularly in meat plants. Successful completion of this Examination demonstrates that you have met these requirements.

    All other food processing sectors also need trained workers and supervisors, so the manual and the examination have been designed to meet the needs of all sectors. Anyone who handles and prepares food for others to consume will benefit from learning the material in the Food Handler Training for the food processing industry manual and writing the Examination.

    Exam fee: $160

    Exam rewrite fee: $75


    In Person Exams

    Exam Dates

    Location

    Date & Time

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    Scarborough

    October 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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    Woodstock

    November 8, 2022 at 10:00 AM

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    Cambridge

    November 17, 2022 at 2:00 PM

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    Barrie

    November 23, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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    Register for In-Person Exam

    Online

    Select an exam date from this list of dates above.

     

    Mail

    Print the in-person exam application form.

    Food Handler Training Exam
    c/o University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus
    120 Main St. East
    Ridgetown ON  N0P 2C0

    Telephone

    1-855-648-1555

    Fax

    Print the in-person exam application form.

    519-674-1560 (If paying with Visa or Mastercard)


    Online Exams

    Online Exam Dates

    Exam Name Date Time
    Worker Level September 21, 2022 10:00 am
    Supervisor Level September 22, 2022 10:00 am
    Worker Level October 12, 2022 10:00 am
    Supervisor Level October 13, 2022 10:00 am
    Supervisor Level November 2, 2022 10:00 am
    Worker Level November 22, 2022 10:00 am
    Supervisor Level November 24, 2022 10:00 am
    Worker Level December 14, 2022 10:00 am
    Supervisor Level December 15, 2022 10:00 am

    Register for Online Exam

    Email

    Complete the online exam application form.

    send to rcfhtc@uoguelph.ca

    Mail

    Print the online exam application form.

    Food Handler Training Exam
    c/o University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus
    120 Main St. East
    Ridgetown ON  N0P 2C0

    Telephone

    1-855-648-1555

    Fax

    Print the online exam application form.

    519-674-1560 (If paying with Visa or Mastercard)


    Frequently asked Questions

    In Person Examination

    How can I register for a Food Handler Training for the Food Processing Industry exam?

    • Register on-line
    • Download the registration form, print a copy and mail or fax it to us with payment
    • Call us at 1-855-648-1555 and register over the phone if you are paying by Visa or MasterCard

    What is the last date I can register for an in-person exam?

    Exams may be cancelled due to lack of registration. We need to decide one or two weeks prior to an exam date whether an exam will run or not. Please register for exams early to avoid disappointment.

    Will I get confirmation that I am registered for the in-person exam?

    • We will send you a "Notice of Exam" either by mail or email to confirm your exam date, time and location. If you do not receive this letter at least one week before the exam date you selected, please call 1-855-648-1555 or email: rcfhtc@uoguelph.ca
    • Check the information on the "Notice of Exam" carefully. Make sure that your personal information on the Notice is correct. If there is an error, please call 1-855-648-1555 or email: rcfhtc@uoguelph.ca

    When do I get a payment receipt?

    • If you register on-line, your receipt will be emailed to you after it has been processed
    • If you register by phone, fax or mail, you will receive a receipt in the mail after your payment has been processed

    What if I need to reschedule my in-person exam?

    • You can reschedule your exam ONCE to another exam date provided you give proper notification
    • You must phone, fax or email our office at least 48 hours prior to your exam date if you cannot attend your exam date and need to reschedule
    • If you do not notify us you will forfeit your exam application and exam fee and you will need to reapply as a new applicant

    Online Examination

    What is the registration process for an online exam?

    • Complete the online exam application form and submit with payment.
    • Once we have received your registration you will be sent a confirmation email with a link to the online exam session and instructions.

    What technology requirements are needed to write the online exam?

    • Your exam should be completed on a desktop or laptop computer. You should not use your phone or tablet to complete the exam
    • You must have a reliable internet connection to complete the exam
    • The following internet browsers are supported: Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox

    What is the registration deadline for online exams?

    Registration closes 48 hours prior to the online exam date.

    How and when will I receive my exam results?

    Exam results will be emailed to you within 10 business days of the exam using the email provided at registration.

    Study Guide

    How do I get the Food Handler Training Manual for the Processing Industry?

    • This manual is available to purchase from the Meat & Poultry Ontario (MPO)
    • Download the manual order form, print a copy and mail or fax it to MPO with payment
    • Call MPO at 1-800-263-3797 or 519-763-4558 if paying by credit card

    Do I need to purchase the manual to register for an exam?

    You do not have to purchase a manual to register for an exam. However, this manual will provide valuable knowledge to prepare workers and supervisors for the Food Handler Training Exam.

    Workshop

    How do I get information about attending an Interactive Food Handler Training Workshop?

    Workshops are offered by Meat & Poultry Ontario.

    Reviewed 08/24/2022