The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • 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.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

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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