ProcessSafe is designed to increase awareness and knowledge of food safety and safe food handling procedures for food processors. While targeted at self-employed entrepreneurs/food processors and entry-level line workers in micro- to small-scale food processing establishments, the course may also be of use to any processor as part of their onboarding of new entry-level employees.

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What to expect from ProcessSafe

Take ProcessSafe Online

The ProcessSafe online course uses Open School BC's learning management system and hosting service. This course delivers content in an organized and methodical, step-by-step instructional process that promotes a learner-centered approach to safety awareness.

Participants can download their workbook directly from the course.

Individuals who successfully complete the ProcessSafe course receive their certificate electronically within two days of completion.

Duration: You have 28 days to work through the course content, participate in the discussions and complete the assignments and write the quiz.

Fee: $45

Register through Open School BC

Government Resources

Government of British Columbia
Ministry of Health
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Food Safety Legislation
Food Safety and Sanitation Plans
Food Safety for Industry
Food Safety
Food businesses
Ministry of Agriculture
Food Safety in Processing

Other resources

BC Food Processors Association (BCFPA)

Small Scale Food Processors Association (SSFPA)

FOODSAFE Level 1 Language Support

  • (unilingual) English,  French
  • (bilingual),  English-Chinese, English-Korean, English-Punjabi and English-Arabic
    In-person exam:
  • (unilingual) English, French
  • (bilingual) English and French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese

Online course and exam: English only

Please let your FOODSAFE Level 1 course provider  know in advance if you would like to have your workbook and/or examination in a language other than English.  Additional fees may apply for other language workbooks (i.e., difference in cost of workbook and shipping charges, if applicable).

Training a staff group?

Businesses have several options for group FOODSAFE training

Wondering if FOODSAFE is required for your job?

Read the regulation

Lost your certificate?

See our FAQs for how to replace it

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