Available in English.
BASICS.fst® is a food safety training course for food handlers. The course will help workers learn important information about food safety. It will help them to do their job better.
Who Should Take the Course?
Any person who works with food should study BASICS.fst® – from the person that receives the food to the person who packages or serves the food.
Course AvailabilityThis course is available in the following locations
- British Columbia
What you should know
The primary objective of this food safety course is to provide participants with the information required to insure employee and customer safety, and to reduce the liability of businesses.
This course is presented with and introduction and food safety culture section followed by 13 units:
- Food Safety Regulations
- Ten Things You Need to Know About Food Safety
- A Closer Look at Micro-organisms
- The Flow of Food and Facilities Design
- Personal Hygiene
- Cleaning and Sanitizing
- Purchasing, Receiving and Storing Food
- Getting Food Ready to Cook
- Handling Dishes and Serving Food
- Keep Food at the Right Temperature
- Reduce the Amount of Time that Food is in the Danger Zone
- Cooking, Cooling and Holding Food
- Food Allergies
Food Safety Experts are available to answer any questions on the unit content, and can be reached with a click of the “Ask the Expert” button throughout the course. A “live chat” feature is also available during certain hours.
At the end of each unit there is a unit test. Participants must pass this unit test with 100% before they can proceed to the next unit. If a participant does not score 100% they can review the unit and try the test again. Once all 13 units are complete, participants must schedule an examination. A passing score of 74% is required on the final proctored examination to receive the BASICS.fst® certification.
The examination can be scheduled at your convenience and written at home. You must use a computer, preferably hard wired. You must have a webcam and a microphone. Tablets will not be permitted. You will have 60 minutes to complete the exam.
Note: For your final webcam exam location you must be alone, and in a quiet, exam friendly environment. On completion of the course you will be provided a link to the invigilation site, and a unique ID code. You will use this ID code to schedule your exam. Once your exam is scheduled you will receive an email
confirmation with log in information for your exam.
At the scheduled date and time you will be required to present:
- Valid Photo ID
- Your PIN and Password
- Your unique ID code
Without these three items you will not be permitted to write the exam.