Hygiene and food safety training session
Restaurant and retail sales sector
The online Hygiene and Food Safety training has the support of the ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation (MAPAQ), the Société des chefs, cuisiniers et pâtissiers du Québec and Emploi-Québec. This program makes it possible to obtain the Hygiene and food safety licence from the MAPAQ. The MAPAQ written examination is the final step in attaining the provincially recognized Hygiene and Food Safety certificate. Please take note that MAPAQ final examinations are regularly held in the following cities: Montréal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke and Gatineau. Exams in other cities could also be arranged under certain conditions. For registrations, evaluation dates and locations, candidates must contact the ITHQ online services.
Important : Only the person registered to the training will be admitted to the final examination.
- Examination fees payable to exam supervisors may be charged and are subject to change according to location. Examination fees are not refundable nor transferable to a later date.
MAPAQ certification is now mandatory for all food workers
To get acquainted with the new Hygiene and Food Safety government regulations and consequently register to the appropriate course, please turn to the following links:
Formation obligatoire en hygiène et salubrité alimentaires - site MAPAQ
Obligations de l'exploitant d'établissement alimentaire - site MAPAQ
Foire aux qestions (FAQ) - site MAPAQ
Useful link for specific group or organization members:
Formulaire pour les membres de l'AMDEQ
Practical training session
The ITHQ’s training session is the only one offered online. Using your computer and in just a few hours, this program will enable you to identify most situations involving health risks during food handling and preparation. It will provide you with the means to control these risks and to help reduce the number of incidences of food poisoning.
This hygiene and food safety training session is intended for all food handlers (cooks, pastry chefs, butchers, waiters, etc.) as well as all supervisors and managers in food service and preparation establishments. It is adapted to their functions in a way that will teach them all required good practices, without making them lose time.
The Government of Québec recommends that all workers in the food industry obtain a Hygiene and food safety licence. This licence ensures that all good practices applicable to food processing are understood and aims at reducing the risks of spreading illnesses.
This online training session:
- can be followed using any computer, anywhere and at any time;
- enables you to master all hygiene and food safety principles, which will facilitate your obtaining the MAPAQ licence.