The leading provider of food safe certified courses and education in British Columbia is Vancouver First Aid. This provider has several training locations throughout the Lower Mainland with the main facilities located in Surrey and Vancouver. Both food safe level 1 and 2 courses are offered at various dates and times throughout the week. This provider is also committed to high training standards and the lowest prices. All certificates provided through this provider meet the BC health Act guidelines. This page will outline the location and contact information about this provider as well as information on the program and who is required to take it.

Training Provider Contact

This provider offers private courses and programs at numerous training facilities. To register for a food safe course or for other inquiries you can use the following information or you can use the contact form available below.

This provider is located near the heart and centre of Vancouver. The main Vancouver training location is located with available free parking, great access to public transit and lots of restaurants.

Available Courses and Registration

Both Food Safe Level 1 and Level 2 are available with this provider. Food Safe level 1 costs 60 dollars (taxes and certification fees included in the price). Registration can be completed quickly via the website, telephone or email. For a full list of courses, dates, times and locations visit the website.


Candidates that successfully complete a food safe course will receive a certificate that states the level of certification (level 1 or 2). This certificate does not expire, however, some employers require that employees renew certification after a period of time. Individuals may also be requested to renew certificate by a health inspector.

Who is required to take Food Safe Certified Courses?

Every chief operator / owner of a food service, handling or providing establishment must have a food safe certificate. If the operator is not present during operation hours one employee must be present who has a valid food safe certificate. These requirements are set by the BC Health Act.

Course Content for Food Safe Certified Courses

Candidates that take food safe training will learn proper food handling, storage and preparation techniques. Candidates will also learn proper sanitation and health standards. The key components of this course strive to create a healthy working and eating establishment. Candidates will learn effective techniques to prevent the following food borne illnesses:

  • Allergic Reactions
  • Anisakis simplex
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Campylobacter Jejuni
  • Clostridium botulinum
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Escherichia coli (E.Coli)
  • Giardiasis lamblia
  • Hepatitis A
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Norovirus
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Staphylococcus
  • Trichinella
  • Yersinia

Course content of a foodsafe course will cover techniques to prevent the infection of these and many more foodborne illnesses. Candidates are required to take a multiple choice exam and receive a score of at least 75% to successfully complete the program.

Course Length

The length of a food safe level 1 course is 8 hours and is typically completed within one day. The length of a food safe level 2 course is 16 hours and normally requires two days to complete.


No prerequisites are required for candidates that want to take food safe level 1. Candidates must have a food safe level 1 certificate to attend food safe level 2. Valid photo ID must be shown to instructor during the course.