(Note: BC Food Safety exam can ONLY be taken at one of our British Columbia locations.)
BASICS.fst: Food Safety Training Course Overview
This is a comprehensive food safety training course for both professional and domestic food handlers. Using case studies and practice exercises, this course teaches safe and professional food-handling practices to ultimately prevent foodborne illness. Equivalent to FOODSAFE™ Level 1 which is certified by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.
Anyone who works with food within British Columbia should take Food Safety BASICS.fst® (FOODSAFE™ Level 1 Equivalent).
This course provides participants with the information required to ensure employee and customer safety, and to reduce the liability of foodservice businesses.
Food Safety BASICS includes the following information:
- Personal hygiene
- Food preparation
- Cleaning and sanitizing food and prep surfaces
- Safe cooking temperatures
- Purchasing, receiving, and storing food
- Handling and serving food
- Food allergies
- Microorganisms and foodborne illness
- Food Safety regulations
This is a self-paced online course presented in 13 modules. Participants may leave and resume the course at any time. Duration will depend on the participant and any prior knowledge of the subject-matter.
Evaluation and Certification
There is a test at the end of each module. Participants must pass each test with 100% before they can proceed to the next unit. Those who do not achieve 100% can review the module content and re-try as needed to complete the course. Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank, making each test unique.
Once all 13 units are complete, participants must schedule a supervised in-class examination. A passing score of 74% is required to receive a Food Safety BASICS. fst® (FOODSAFE™ Level 1 Equivalent) certificate. The exam can ONLY be taken at one of our British Columbia locations:
- Abbotsford: 604-853-8700
- Campbell River: 250-287-4627
- Comox Valley: 250-897-1098
- Cowichan Valley: 604-746-4058
- Kamloops: 250-372-3853
- Kelowna: 250-762-2840
- Nanaimo: 250-729-8889
- North Shore/Sea to Sky: 604-990-1290
- Penticton: 250-492-3377
- Prince George: 250-561-1696
- Richmond: 604-207-2032
- Surrey/Delta/Langley: 604-953-1603
- Terrace: 250-635-5500
- Tri-Cities: 604-931-3426
- Vancouver: 604-321-7242
- Vernon/North Okanagan/Shuswap: 250-545-4200
- Victoria: 250-388-5505
- Yukon: 867-668-5001
Please note that course access information will be emailed to you within 1 business day, as this course is fulfilled by a third party.