Refresher Food Hygiene Course
The Refresher Basic Food Hygiene course was introduced in October 2010 by National Environment Agency (NEA) to raise the standard of food hygiene in food establishment. The refresher training is to ensure sustained awareness on good hygiene practices by food handlers. With effect from 1 October 2014 as per regulatory requirement, all certified food handlers are required to undergo the Refresher Food Hygiene course as per the following table:
|1st refresher training||By 5th year from the Basic Food Hygiene Course (BFHC) passed date.|
|2nd and subsequent refresher training||Every 10th year from last Refresher course passed date.|
This applies to food handlers who completed their Basic Food Hygiene Course and Refresher Food Hygiene Training before and after 1st October 2014
FHOs who have passed the WSQ FB-RM-303E-0 Conduct F&B Hygiene Audit Course (Conduct F&B Hygiene Audit Course) are exempted from BFHC and would be considered as at par with BFHC SOA holders; and
On completion of this unit, participants will be refreshed on the knowledge and skills in Follow Food & Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures and be able to apply them at the workplace. These include:
- Practising good personal hygiene
- Using safe ingredients
- Handling food safely
- Storing food safely
- Maintaining cleanliness of utensils, equipment and service/storage areas
Course Duration 4.5 hours
(One short breaks in between – light refreshment provided)
Classroom sitting – 3 hours training
25 MCQ – 50 mins
Short Question – 10mins
Practical – 30 mins
Upon successful completion of the programme, candidates will receive the Statement of Attainment (SOA) issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)
Participants of the Refresher course will be required to undergo an assessment for 1.5 hours which comprises of written assessment (MCQ), Short Question (SQ) and Practical Performance (PP)
Who should attend?
All certified food and beverage handlers who are currently working in handling and preparing food and beverage in licensed food establishment as per the above regulatory requirement.
Pre-requisite for taking the Refresher Food Hygiene Course
Copy of the Basic Food Hygiene Course certificate awarded by any ONE of the following:
- Singapore Workforce Development Agency under the WSQ framework.
- National Environment Agency (NEA)
- Ministry of the Environment
- WSQ FB-RM-303E-0 Conduct F&B Hygiene Audit Course (Conduct F&B Hygiene Audit Course)
Note: NEA continues to recognize Refresher Food Hygiene Course certificate awarded by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) form Oct 2010 to Jun 2014.
Course Fee & SSG Funding Details – Effective 1 Jun 2015
|Course||Duration||Fee (before GST)|
|Course Fee before SSG funding*||after SSG funding* up to 90% for SMEs||after SSG funding* for Non-SMEs|
|Refresher Training & Assessment||4.5 hours(3 hours training +1.5 hours assessment)||$ 80.00||$ 8.00||$ 60.00|
Note: Course fee shown above are without GST.
* Terms and Conditions apply to all types of SSG funding (more details at https://www.ssg-wsg.gov.sg/employers/funding-assistance-schemes.html)