Food & Beverage Health & Safety Officer Designation

AFPA's F&BHSO designation is for those individuals wishing to achieve formal recognition for their efforts and commitment to workplace safety in our industry.

  • This designation is similar and follows the same basic principles and foundational requirements as the ACSA’s NCSO or the MHSA’s MSO designations.
  • To obtain the F&BHSO designation candidates must complete (or have previously completed) all 6 AFPA COR courses, plus required elective courses and challenge the exam (80% pass) to obtain this designation.
  • To maintain the designation you must attend professional development, management, or any workplace safety courses over a 3 year cycle, then attend a refresher course with exam (80% pass).

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AFPA and your industry now has 8 recognized F&BHSO’s.  All of these dedicated safety professionals have met the requirements and were successful on their final exam on Aug.23 2019.

Ashley Ford-Sun Gold Meats

Ashley was focused on being the 1st to earn the new designation, and we are proud to say she was the 1st

Debbie Stankowski-Capital Fine Meats; Cindy Baxter-Pro Western Plastics; Mike Foisy-MF Consulting; Andre Morin (formally Gordon Food Service), Brad Harrison and Andrew Allan-Gordon Food Service and Cherienne Whitson-Bunge Canada