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Food Handler Certification Classes & Exams

Residents in Lambton County attained their food handler certification in 2023. Our support of this process works towards safer food-handling practices at local food establishments in our community.

The Food Handler Certification Program

The Food Handler Certification Program provides the knowledge to handle food safely and prevent food-borne illness.
Training and exam options with Lambton Public Health include in-class training and drop-in re-certification exams.

Certification is valid for five (5) years.
Learn more about Food Safety.


Food Handler Certification courses are offered at Lambton Shared Services Center. This course is facilitated by our certified Public Health Inspectors.

· Cost: $40
· Pay and Register online
· One day course 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
· Includes course review and examination.


You can find a list of all food safety course providers approved by the Ministry of Health here. The cost of these courses varies.

Self Study

You can study the course material at home and write the exam during drop-in hours at the Lambton Public Health office. Download the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Food Handler Training Manual here.

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit offers a free online food safety course. This option provides course material only. The exam must be completed in person at one of the drop-in dates to receive certification.

Exam Drop-in

Exam dates are in person and open to anyone looking to challenge the exam. The exam may be challenged by those who have completed a self-study option or have been previously certified and looking to recertify.

  • 50 multiple-choice questions.
  • A minimum grade of 70% or higher is required to receive a certificate.


If you require accommodation for your in-person course or exam, or if you would like to write the exam in an alternate language (all in-person courses are taught in English), please contact us at 519-383-8331.


If you have questions related to our Food Handler Certification Program, please call: 519-383-8331.

Register Online for an upcoming Class and Exam

Food Handlers Class & Exam

October 5, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Food Handlers – Exam Only

October 24, 2023
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Food Handlers Class & Exam

November 14, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Food Handlers – Exam Only

November 29, 2023
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.