An individual wanting to become a Certified Examiner:

Process summary for certified examiners

Any one wanting to become an Examiner certified for Non-Emergency Slaughter must complete an application in full and submit it to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) by mail or fax. Potential fees may be required before certification can be completed. Please mail applications to:

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Road West
5th floor
Guelph, ON
N1G 4Y2
Attention: Manager, Veterinary Inspection and Audit Unit

Or

Fax applications to:

1-519-826-4375 to the attention of the Manager, Veterinary Inspection and Audit Unit

Successful applicants are required to take and pass the theoretical training provided by OMAFRA. They may then move on the practical training provided by OMAFRA which they must take and pass as well. An individual can be certified to act as an examiner when deemed qualified and when issued a certificate by a director. A director may refuse to issue a certificate on grounds specified in the regulation.

A person must have or acquire all the equipment necessary to carry out their duties as a Certified Examiner. Certified Examiners are not employees or agents of OMAFRA, they are individual business persons.

Renewal of an Examiner’s certification:

An Examiner certified for Non-Emergency Slaughter who wants to renew their certification must complete an application in full and submit it to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) by mail or fax. Indicate on the application, in the past experience section, that you are a certified examiner and include your examiner number. Potential fees may be required before certificate renewal will be completed. Please mail applications to:

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Road West
5th floor
Guelph, ON
N1G 4Y2
Attention: Manager, Veterinary Inspection and Audit Unit

Or

Fax applications to:

1-519-826-4375 to the attention of the Manager, Veterinary Inspection and Audit Unit

An Examiner’s certificate will continue to be valid if the renewal application and fee are received by OMAFRA prior to October 31 of the year their certificate expires and the Examiner has complied with the regulatory requirements as an Examiner. The Examiner’s certificate will continue to be valid until they have received the Director’s decision on their application for renewal.


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-888-466-2372 ext 6-4230
Local: (519) 826-4230
E-mail: foodinspection@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 22 August 2008
Last Reviewed: 05 November 2015