Food handler course, category A - 12 hours

Total cost of course: € 119
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Food handler course, category A - 12 hours

This food handler course (category A - 12 hours) is carried out in accordance with sectoral legislation (art. 1 of the Regional decree dated 19 February 2007 and following modifications and/or integrations). ICOTEA is authorised to provide training courses for food handlers even through DL (distance learning). After passing the test, you will receive a training certificate (valid for a period of three years), that replaces the public health certificate. At the end of the third year, you must attend a refresher course of 6 hours.

When does this course start?

•This course will start within 24 hours of registration. We will send the registration procedure and access key to your email address, so you will be able to access lessons immediately;
• For access, click the yellow rectangle on the right of this page "Enrol in this course".

Contact us for any further information and enjoy our special training offer.


Accredited institute by the Ministry

Funded training voucher

Payment by instalments without any additional cost

Final Certificate

E-learning platform available 24/7

Professionals will guarantee you assistance by telephone and skype

Lessons are available within 24 hours of registration

ICOTEA headquarters


Italian Public Administration e-Marketplace (MePA)


• Quality and/or food industry managers within the company, as well as surveillance staff and confectioner's management;
• People who work in the canning industry;
• People who work in canteens and restaurants kitchen, and similar;
• Artisan ice cream makers;
• People who work in delis and pasta shops (fresh pasta production);
• People who work in coffee shops, self-service restaurants;
• People who work in establishments in the meat, fish and milk sectors;
• People who work in establishments for the manufacture of egg products, pastries and food in general;
• People who handle baked goods;
• People who handle dietetic products, for early childhood and for particular nutritional use;
• People who work in cheese factories;
• Students who attend a catering school and who don’t belong to the aforementioned categories, but are exposed to an outstanding microbiological risk;
• Sales personnel in commercial establishments (supermarkets, delicatessen, butcher shops, fishmongers, etc.).


• ICOTEA is a ministerial learning institute accredited by the MIUR; the certificates issued by ICOTEA have legal value in Italy and abroad.
• The final certificate will be issued within 24 hours of passing your exam. It will contain the following wording: “Food handler, category A – 12 hours”.

Occupational opportunities

Food handler belonging to the category A.


Educational advantages

• Both exams and lessons are online;
• The training portal is available 24/7;
• Follow your lessons whenever and wherever you want;
• Lessons are available within 24 hours of registration;
• A tutor will answer your questions within 24 hours.

Access certifications

This course is for employees belonging to the category A within the company, or for employers.

Study plan

• Food Regulations
• Registration - Notice of Commencement of Business
• Hygienic and structural characteristics
• Traceability system
• Preparation process
• Techniques to preserve food
• Microorganisms
• Hygiene in work environment
• Staff training
• Final exam