FOODSAFE Distance Education


FOODSAFE is British Columbia’s food safety, handling and sanitation training. The Level 1 program equips foodservice workers with the knowledge and skills to apply proper food handling and preparation techniques and to follow appropriate safety measures to prevent food-borne illness.

FOODSAFE Level 1 by Distance Education is the only learning option that doesn’t require internet access or classroom attendance, with exams available in ten languages.

Think distance education is right for you? Click the link below to learn how to get started!

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Why Choose Distance Education?

FOODSAFE Level 1 by Distance Education is a great way to learn about proper station sanitization and food handling. This distance education option of  is ideal for:

Individuals Who

Groups Who

  • Are an employer who wants a flexible schedule to train new staff
  • Are a teacher supporting a group of students with different learning styles
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FOODSAFE Registration & FAQs

Getting Started

Select the FOODSAFE Level 1 Distance Education Registration Form that applies to you, read the instructions, complete and return it to us via mail or email at

Individual Registration Form: English
Group Registration Form: English
Registration Form For: Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean and Punjabi
Registration Form For:  Farsi, Japanese, Spanish, and Tagalog

How to send your registration form:

Option 1:

Email your form to

Option 2:

Mail your form to go2HR
#910 – 850 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1E1

Once registration has been processed, the following materials will be sent to you:

  • Course Textbook
  • Activity Book
  • Course Video Resource on USB (if ordered)
  • Invigilator Request Form
  • Payment Receipt

Once you have received the materials and are ready to take exam, complete the Invigilator Request Form provided in your package and return via mail or email at

The exam materials will be mailed to the Invigilator

Once we process the Invigilator Request Form, we will mail the exam materials to the Invigilator.

Please note that it may take up to 5 business days to process the Invigilator Request Form upon receiving it.

You have 6 months to study the material before you must take the final exam.

When you are ready to take the exam, schedule an appointment with your Invigilator, who will provide you with the exam materials.

You will take the exam in person under supervision of the Invigilator.

The exam will be a closed book exam with 50 multiple choice questions.

The invigilator will mail the completed exam to our office for marking.

You will be notified of your grade once the exam is marked. A passing grade of 70% is required for certification.

If a passing grade is achieved, you will be provided with a Congratulations Letter as proof of certification while you wait for the Health Authority to issue your certificate. Your certification is valid as of the date your exam was marked and graded.

Please note that it can take up to 4-6 weeks before you receive the certificate from the Health Authority.

Students who did not pass the exam may retake the exam for a fee of $25.00 + GST.

Please submit the Exam Re-Write Form to request a re-write.

go2HR’s Mailing Address
#910 – 850 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1E1



The individual FOODSAFE by Distance Education course fee is $95.00 + $18.00 shipping & handling + GST. Included are:

  • Textbook
  • Activity book
  • Video resources (USB)
  • Exam and certificate

Companies registering more than one employee are eligible for course fees of $80.00 as well as bulk shipping and handling costs with the purchase of at least one USB.

The course must be completed within 6 months of registration.
A 2-month extension is available for $25.00. Re-registration is subject to the full course fee.

Please submit the Extension Form to request 2 month course extension

The invigilator must be someone who is at least 19 years old, is not related to the student and who does not live in the same household as the student.

FOODSAFE Level 1 certificates issued in BC are valid for 5 years.

Individuals may take a three-hour FOODSAFE Level 1 Online Refresher course prior to certificate expiration and achieve a grade of 80% in the exam in order to be re-certified. The refresher is available online only through Open School BC.

Individuals whose certificate has expired must re-take the FOODSAFE Level 1 course in order to be re-certified.

Course materials must be returned complete and in their original condition and received back at go2HR within 30 days in order to receive a full refund minus the cost of shipping & handling.

You may request a replacement certificate by contacting any Health Authority office in the province.

If you have further questions about the FOODSAFE Level 1 by Distance Education course, please contact us at

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