Food Handler Certificate

Dates Available

October 26, 2019
November 23 2019
December 21 2019


8:30am – 9:00am – Registration
9:30 am – 3:30 pm – Training
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Exam


AAPS Training Center
200 Consumers Road, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4R4

Food Handling Program

AAPS’ training and certification is delivered in partnership with the Toronto Board of Health meeting all mandatory provincial food safety training requirements. This food handling program is recognized by all health units in Ontario.

AAPS’ Food Handler Certification Program teaches food handlers the general principles of safe food handling, including topics such as:

  • Public health legislation
  • Understanding Foodborne Illness (Food Poisoning)
  • Food Microbiology
  • The Important of Personal Hygiene
  • Food Allergies
  • Temperature Control
  • Cross Contamination
  • Food Premises Sanitation

Course Format

In Class

The AAPS Food Handling Certification Program consists of a one day training course followed by an exam. Upon successful completion of the exam you will be issued your Safe Food Handling Certificate. This certificate will be valid for five years.



Register at any time. Complete the course material at your own pace and write the exam online at a time suitable to you.


Space is limited, you can register In Class or Online and we will contact you to confirm your registration shortly if space is available. Call AAPS at 416-502-2277 for more information.


The cost of the Food Handler Certification training is $60 (plus HST), and $10 (plus HST) for the training material. These fees cover the full training, administering the exam, and the issuing of the certificates.

About Your Instructor

Mr. Pirouz Yousefian, M.Sc.
Program Coordinator,
Food Safety and Quality

Pirouz Yousefian has over 17 years experience in the food industry working in various positions such as plant and operations manager as well as a PD and Quality Assurance manager. In more recent years, he has been teaching Quality Assurance, Food Processing, Food Plant Sanitation, and Food Chemistry in Ontario Colleges and Universities. He provides consulting and technical support to food and allied industries.