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A fun and stress-free food handling course for front line food service workers.

Nanaimo FoodSafe Level 1

Nanaimo FoodSafe Level 1

A fun and stress-free food handling course for front line food service workers.

The FOODSAFE Level 1 course is a must for anyone working in the food service industry. This is an interactive course designed for all front line food service workers - including cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers and deli workers. Topics covered include foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing.

This FOODSAFE course meets the regulatory requirements for food workers in BC. The BC Health Act: Food Premises Regulation states that every operator of a food service establishment, and at least one employee on every shift, must hold a FOODSAFE Level 1 certificate, or a certificate from a course recognized as equivalent to FOODSAFE.

Full Course Length 8 hours - $99.00 Register Now

Course Details

Topics Covered

FOODSAFE Level 1 includes:

  • Foodborne Illness
  • Receiving and Storing Food
  • Preparing Food
  • Serving Food
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing


Can you do food safe online?

Yes, while we do regularly offer Foosafe Level 1 and Level 2 in our classrooms, we also offer an online Food Handler Training course which is recognized by the province of BC as an acceptable equivalent to Foodsafe Level 1. Here is a link:

Does Food Safe Level 1 expire?

Yes. Foodsafe Level 1 expires every 5 years, so you will need to retake the course every 5 years to maintain your certification.

How do I get a food safe certificate in BC?

You can take a course from a certified provider, or you can complete a certified online course. At Alert First Aid we offer public Foodsafe Level 1 and 2 courses in both Vancouver and Victoria, and if you have a group that needs to be certified, this can be arranged too. We also offer an online Food Handler Training course that is a recognized equivalent to Foodsafe Level 1 in BC here:


You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of the course valid for 90 days. Permanent certificates will follow by mail to the mailing address given on your registration form a few weeks after your course. Certificates are valid for 5 years.


There are no recertification classes at this time. Please check back.

Where to find us:

Visit our Nanaimo training courses here.

Nanaimo (109 Finlayson Street)

109 Finlayson Street Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2P4

Who should take this course?

  • Food service establishment operators and front line food service workers
  • cooks
  • servers
  • bussers
  • dishwashers
  • deli workers

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
FoodSafe Level 1 course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Lantzville | Comox | Courtenay | Cumberland | Campbell River

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

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