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Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Alberta Health Services regulations require all establishments that serve food to the public to have someone trained in food safety and sanitation on staff. Our Food Safety program will help you gain a competitive edge in the food services industry by combining your culinary and restaurant skills with certification in food preparation and workplace safety. 

Whether you work in a commercial kitchen, production plant or restaurant, you will be able to apply the tools gained in this course to keep your work area clean, sanitized and safe for others. Our food safety courses will prepare you for government-regulated certification and will often satisfy employer requirements.  

By the end of the program, you will have what you need to write the food safety provincial examination. If you are able to achieve 70% or greater on this exam, you will receive a Wallet Card Certification that is recognized by the Alberta Health - Health Protection Branch. Test results records are considered personal information and will be managed in adherence to FOIP standards.

Our food safety courses complement any training that involves food preparation or production.  Many establishments require this course prior to your starting employment in the food services industry.

Learn more about food safety training requirements in Alberta (pdf) 

To participate in CULG901 Food Safety, the following is required:

  • An adequate level of English language proficiency (proof of English proficiency is not required upon registration. However, if English is not your first language and you have questions prior to registration, please contact our office)
  • Practical experience with computers
  • Access to a computer
  • Reliable Internet connection with compatible browser – Google Chrome is recommended
  • Printer (not required but highly recommended)

This course is delivered online with the exception of a paper-based, closed-book, supervised exam that you will need to write at the end of the course to receive your Wallet Card Certification from NAIT. Students from outside the Edmonton area may take this exam under the supervision of an approved invigilator. Examples of exam supervisors are as follows:

  • Post-secondary or adult education testing centre personnel
  • High school principal or teacher
  • Exam supervisor at an adult education centre
  • Public librarian

It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for exam supervision. NAIT does not make any remuneration to the exam supervisor. The exam will be sent to the exam supervisor approximately one week before the exam date.

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