Micro-certificate in Food Safety Management

(Serving British Columbia) This is a virtual program.

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Earn a Micro-certificate in Food Safety Management from UBC

When you complete your 3-week virtual course, you will earn a micro-certificate, with career-building skills to meet the high demand for quality assurance experts.

There is a growing need for well-trained food safety professionals who work in-house, as consultants or external auditors.

What Will You Learn?

An excellent introduction to how companies – from start-ups with a shared kitchen to large food processing companies – can meet food safety standards in B.C., Canada and globally. Learn to write a food safety plan that considers sanitation, allergen controls and supplier approval, and learn the importance of record-keeping.

Some prior experience in the food industry is helpful, but to get started in the program, no experience or course prerequisites are needed, just a high school diploma.

This course can be taken independently or as a required course for those interested in completing the full Micro-certificate in Food Safety Management (offered jointly by UBC and BCIT). The micro-certificate program provides a strong foundation for work in quality assurance in the food and beverage processing industry, which employs 35,000 people all over B.C.

Learn more about all the micro-courses: www.landfood.ubc.ca/certificate/food-safety-management/

This program aims to help you prepare for an exciting career in a position such as:

  • Food Safety Specialist
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Consultant
  • Government Health Inspection Officer

Micro-courses are three-weeks in duration, and prepare you to work in quality assurance in the food and beverage processing industry. A high school diploma and English proficiency are needed.

This new online Micro-certificate in Food Safety Management is offered by University of British Columbia (UBC) and BCIT.

Registration now open for micro-course in food safety

Gain job-ready skills for a career in the food industry with flexible, micro-courses offered by University of British Columbia.

Registration is open for the next online course:

Micro-course: Food Safety Management Principles, Laws and Regulations
Start date: Jan. 23, 2023
Delivery method: Online, self-paced course with instructor-led discussions

How does the program work?

Each micro-course is completed from the comfort of home, blending independent online learning with synchronized meetings where students have the opportunity to interact with teachers and subject matter experts. The only exception is Internal Auditor Training where students are required to visit a food production location.

Individual courses must be completed over a period of three weeks, and include 15-18 hours of online learning in the form of readings, video lectures, and problem sets. The teaching team will schedule a weekly synchronized meeting inviting all course participants to join, giving students the chance to ask questions and hear from industry experts.

Students who successfully complete all three courses will earn a non-credit Micro-certificate in Food Safety Management.

Who is Eligible for this Training?

Minimum high school diploma

Experience in food production industry is NOT required


Background in a science or engineering discipline is NOT required

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