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HACCP & Food Safety Certificate Program

 FAQs

  1. Why should I enroll in the HACCP & Food Safety Certificate Program?
  2. What’s the difference between taking Certificate Training and Stage Training? 
  3. Are there any prerequisites required for taking the Certificate Program? 
  4. Where do I take the course? 
  5. When can I start? 
  6. How long do I have access to the training?
  7. What do I need to do to obtain a Certificate? 
  8. What happens if I don’t pass the quizzes?
  9. What happens if I don't pass final exam? 
  10. How long does it take to complete the Certificate Program? 
  11. Is there an Instructor? 
  12. How do I register for the Certificate or Stages? 
  13. What is your refund and course cancellation policy? 
  14. What if I forgot my password?
  15. How can I change my password?
  16. Can I stop in the middle of a module and resume at a later time?
  17. How do I access my Progress Page?
  18. Do you offer any other food-related courses in addition to the HACCP online 
    program?
     

 

 

Why should I enroll in the HACCP & Food Safety Certificate Program?
This certificate is designed to provide a thorough understanding of food safety and HACCP for people with limited food science or industry experience. It will be of interest to those wishing to upgrade their food safety knowledge and will benefit those with new job responsibilities, new positions or those looking to change careers.

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What’s the difference between taking Certificate Training and Stage Training?
Certificate Training involves the completion of all 3 Stages from introduction to HACCP through to developing HACCP plans. You must pass all module quizzes and the final exam to receive your certificate of completion.  However, if you are already familiar with food safety and HACCP and would like to focus or upgrade on specific areas, then Stage Training is another option.  Users have the flexibility to train in any Stage or combinations of Stages.  If you are registered in Stage Training you can change to Certificate Training at any time. 

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Are there any prerequisites required for taking the Certificate Program?

To complete this program, you don’t need a degree but familiarity with food processing technology such as bacteria, pH, sanitizers, etc., is helpful. A glossary is provided to help you become familiar with common food safety and HACCP terms, as well as a list of additional resources about food safety, food hazards and more.

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Where can I take the course?

You can take the courses from wherever you have a computer linked to the Internet! The benefit of the online format is that you can work around your busy schedule by studying from the comfort of your own home or office - at a time convenient to you. There are no classes to attend. All that is required is a computer, an Internet connection, and a desire to learn. 

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When can I start?

You can start the course at any time.

How long do I have access to the training?
Once registered (Certificate Traininga or Stage Training) you will have 12 months access to the materials.

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What do I need to do to obtain a Certificate?

A Certificate of Completion is only available through Certificate Training.  You need to complete all of the modules and pass the quiz at the end of each module. To pass the quizzes you must obtain a mark of 70% or higher. You must also pass the Final exam with a mark of 70% or higher.

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What happens if I don’t pass the quizzes?

If you’re not successful passing the quiz on the first try you can repeat the test as many times as needed. If you are having difficulty answering the questions you may want to review the material again.

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What happens if I don't pass the final exam? (Certificate Program only)

You will have 2 attempts to pass the final exam. You can take a fun practice exam, which will help assess your knowledge and prepare you for the final exam. If after two unsuccessful attempts, you will be locked out and you will need to contact the HACCP Administrator.

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How long does it take to complete the Certificate Program?

The Certificate program consists of 3 stages, for a total of 19 modules. Most modules will take 1-1.5 hr to complete. The quizzes should only take 5-10 minutes to finish. If you were to take the Certificate course all at once, you could finish this within a week. However, you have up to 12 months to complete the certificate, which is useful if you are working or studying full-time.

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Is there an Instructor?

This is a self-taught course, but as a registered user, you will have access to a moderated message board. This message board will allow you to post any comments or questions you have about the course material. A HACCP administrator will review all postings and reply as appropriate. As well, other students may offer information or suggestions, for example, from their own work experience.

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How do I register for the Certificate or Stages

You can register online, Registration is quick and simple. Once completed and submitted, a Username and temporary password is automatically sent via email. When you are ready to start your training, log in using the username and password provided to you. You will be prompted with a request for online payment before starting. Personalized password selection and a secure server ensure that test data and all other personal information remain secure.

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What is your refund and course cancellation policy?

If you change your mind about taking a course that you have registered for, you will need to contact the HACCP Administrator at: haccp@foodcentre.sk.ca or call (306) 933-7555. If a refund is processed a cancellation fee of $50.00 (fifty dollars) will be deducted from any refund.

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What if I forgot my password?

Contact the HACCP Administrator at 933-7555 or email haccp@foodcentre.sk.ca and a new password will be provided. Once you are logged in you have the option of personalizing your password by clicking on "Account" in the Account Info box.

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How can I change my password?

Once logged in you can change your password by clicking on "Account" in the Account Info box.

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Can I stop in the middle of a module and resume at a later time?

Yes. Simply log out using the log out button. The next time you log in, from the Progress Page, go directly to the module that you last worked on and it will take you to the page that you stopped at.

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How do I access my Progress Page?

You can access your Progress Page by clicking on any of the links in your Account Info. 

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Do you offer any other food-related courses in addition to the HACCP online program?

The Food Centre offeres the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) Online Training. The GMP online training has been set up for processors to train their employees on the importance of GMPs anytime and anywhere in the plant. Membership is an annual basis from the time you register and there is unlimited access to the training site until your membership expires. There are 8 modules which range from 8-14 minutes in length. Click here for more details. 

The Food Centre also offers several 3 Day classroom training on "Implementing HACCP into Food Processing Operations" .  This course will assist participants in learning how to analyze, develop, implement and maintain effective Prerequisite Programs and HACCP plans into their operations. Click here for more details.