The FOODSAFE program is a comprehensive food safety training program designed for the food service industry. The program has two courses, Level 1 and Level 2, which are offered through Fraser Health.


Certificates for FOODSAFE courses taught in Fraser Health are processed centrally through our TriCities Health Protection office.

Need a replacement FOODSAFE certificate?

If you need a replacement FOODSAFE certificate, call your local health protection office.

New expiry dates for FOODSAFE level 1 certificate

Research shows that 95% of people who took FOODSAFE Level 1 five years ago or earlier would not pass the exam if they wrote it today!

  • Starting July 29, 2013, all FOODSAFE Level 1 certificates issued in BC will expire after 5 years.
  • Existing FOODSAFE Level 1 certificates will be valid until July 29, 2018.

Summary of these changes

Course information


FOODSAFE Level 1 is a training program designed for individuals working in the food service industry. The course includes the following components:

  • Foodservice illness and injury
  • Receiving and storing food
  • Preparing food
  • Serving food
  • Cleaning


FOODSAFE Level 2 is designed for foodservice owners, managers, kitchen managers, executive chefs, and others who are responsible for managing for food safety in foodservice establishments. The course includes the following components:

  • Review of FOODSAFE Level 1
  • Managing for food safety
  • Writing a food safety plan


  • Level 1 course: $70 per person | Group rate $850 + GST
  • Level 2 course: $100 per person | Group rate $1,100 + GST
  • Registration of a FOODSAFE certificate from a non-Fraser Health course: $10
  • Issue replacement FOODSAFE certificate: $15
  • Issue Online Refresher certificate: $10
  • Process Level 1 Instructor Application: $50
  • Process Level 2 Instructor Application: $50 (as of April 1, 2014)
  • Renew Instructor Certificate: $10

Where can I take a course?

View the course schedule to find upcoming food safety courses.

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