Food Safety Course in Alberta

The Alberta Food Regulation provides all the detailed requirements for a food premise to ensure prevention of health hazards. It outlines the minimum requirements pertaining to maintenance, temperature control, sanitizing, pest control, food handler hygiene and the various daily tasks that food handlers are involved.

The Alberta Food Regulation also highlights the requirement for mandatory certification of food handlers and is used by Public Health Inspectors during inspection.


Who Should Take This Food Handler Certificate Course In Alberta?

In Alberta, every operator of a food service establishment, and at least one employee on every shift, must hold a Food Handler Certificate.

Probe It Food Safety provides an accepted Food Handlers Certificate and is government approved. Our Food Handler Certificate will be valid for 5 years in Alberta and across Canada.


Our Courses in Alberta

Probe It has released training courses using the latest interactive learning technology. This is because PowerPoints and long static videos are not only very dull and boring, but are also ineffective. Our new way to learn is interactive, easy, and enjoyable. Probe It’s accurate course demos show you just how engaging and entertaining our courses are – so know the food handler's course is not only government accepted, but worth your time.


Alberta Food safety Inspections

A combination of provincial governments, municipalities and regional health authorities monitor food safety across Alberta. You must be ready for health inspector to come on-site to your business before you open, and within every four to six month timespan after that.

Health Inspectors will need to see your Alberta Food Safe Certificates and your Food Safety Plan during inspections.

They additionally have the authority to:

Enter your food premises at any time without prior notice

Examine any area and equipment on the premises

Take samples of food or food contaminants

Issue warning notices and fines

Close your business immediately


What does the Alberta Regulation say about Food Handlers Certificate?

If there are 5 or fewer food handlers working in the food premise, then there must be at least one person who has their food handler certificate. If there are 6 or more food handlers working in the food premise, then a manager or supervisor must have their food handler certificate and must be present on-site.

What Should I Do?

EXPERT ADVICE: Get yourself and your entire staff certified. This is the top recommendation by health inspectors and the health department. Completing a Food Handler Certification course helps ensure you or your business is never the cause of food-borne illnesses.

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There can be severe consequences if you or your staff choose to disregard food safe certification.

What Happens If I Don’t Get The Food Handlers Certificate?

50% more likely to have food-borne illnesses

Twice as likely to fail health inspections

Seizure and destruction of inventory

Suspended or revoked Food Establishment licenses

Business closure(s)

Financial penalties (up to thousands of dollars)

Legal consequences (charges and prosecution)

Bad publicity

Our Food Handler Certificate will be valid for 5 years in Alberta and across Canada.



Our food handlers certificate training course has been built with the expertise of certified Canadian Public Health Inspectors. Our course material up to date, training compliant, and will be accepted and recognized by all employers in Alberta and across Canada.

Our course is 100% online, available anywhere, with no hidden fees. We 100% guarantee that our food safety course certificate is valid for five years anywhere in Canada.