CANADIAN CERTIFIED

INDUSTRIAL MEAT CUTTER (CCIMC)

LEVEL 1

The Canadian Certified Industrial Meat Cutter (CCIMC) Level 1 certification is an introduction to basic meat cutter knowledge and skills that identifies and recognizes individuals who meet a specified standard defining competence in the meat field.
Our process involves a simple knowledge exam and performance evaluation that is reviewed online after vetting the applicability and information of our candidates.

INDUSTRY VALIDATION BY

LEVEL

ASSESSMENT

3 HOUR EXAM

DELIVERY

ONLINE EXAM/ ASSESSMENT

CANADIAN CERTIFIED

INDUSTRIAL MEAT CUTTER (CCIMC)

LEVEL 1

The Canadian Certified Industrial Meat Cutter (CCIMC) Level 1 certification is an introduction to basic meat cutter knowledge and skills that identifies and recognizes individuals who meet a specified standard defining competence in the meat field.
Our process involves a simple knowledge exam and performance evaluation that is reviewed online after vetting the applicability and information of our candidates.

INDUSTRY VALIDATION BY

LEVEL

ASSESSMENT

3 HOUR EXAM

DELIVERY

ONLINE EXAM/ ASSESSMENT

Getting Started

A Standard of Excellence

The CCIMC Level 1 Certification, developed in collaboration with industry leaders, is based on the National Occupational Standard for an Industrial Meat Cutter.

Getting Started

A Standard of Excellence

The CCIMC Level 1 Certification, developed in collaboration with industry leaders, is based on the National Occupational Standard for an Industrial Meat Cutter.
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CCIMC Video Review


Who Would Benefit from a CCIMC Level 1 Certification?

Employees will:

  • Increase their success in the Canadian meat processing industry
  • Gain recognition with the new CCIMC Level 1 title in their name
  • Become certified on cutting techniques, procedures, and safety standards.
  • Gain physical proof of their Industrial Meat Cutting knowledge
  • Apply their knowledge within the facility and among their co-workers
  • Instill safety standards to benefit millions of Canadians
  • Increase their career opportunities for the future
  • Demonstrate that they meet the national standard

Employers will:

  • Increase the standards in their facility for both: the overall, and food safety procedures with your skills
  • Benefit from your extended knowledge and expertise
  • Demonstrate the industry’s high standards

Educators will:

  • Attract students who will get a start on their career path
  • Challenge the Knowledge Exam
  • Obtain a Nationally recognized Canadian certification
  • Educators that offer professional certifications can tap into new markets, boost enrolments, and become leaders in their field

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Steps to achieve the CCIMC Level 1 Certification

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Are you Eligible

Candidates must register by providing proof of employment of a minimum of three months in a meatpacking organization in a position that requires the use of conventional knives. For Evaluators, a minimum of three years of experience in a similar setting is required

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Register and Payment

Once you have completed, submitted, and approved your Work Experience Portfolio to the registrar, you will be able to register for your Exam. After completing the registration form, you will be prompted to pay the exam fee. If you have one, a voucher number can save on some of the expenses. Have this number handy as you pay the exam fee and complete the registration process.

Payment with Credit Card

Follow the given instructions and proceed to pay with your credit card.

Knowledge Exam

Successful completion of the knowledge exam to test general knowledge and skills in order to proceed to the performance evaluation steps.

The exam is virtually proctored consisting of 30 multiple choice questions; each question has four possible choices, with only one correct answer. All choices are designed to be realistic. Qualified candidates will need to read the choices carefully in order to be successful.

Candidates have one hour to complete and submit the exam. The exam can be taken online at any time of the day and at any location of the candidate’s choice (i.e. home, closed office, library, space provided by the employer, etc.) with the oversight of a virtual proctor.

Candidates must pass the knowledge exam with a 75% passing score in order to qualify to the next step of certification.

Performance Evaluation

Successful performance evaluation which will be conducted by a trained in-house evaluator using a smartphone, tablet or digital camera (e.g. Go Pro) technology to record the candidates carrying out the tasks and a digital interface to upload videos, complete checklists, enter observations and auto-fill the performance summary score to demonstrate your skills in four task areas.

A work area is to be set up for the evaluation to be conducted. This area may be on the line or in a separate area set up for evaluation.

  • PPE provided by the employer, e.g., disposable gloves, aprons
  • Equipment/tools, e.g., knives to conduct the evaluation
  • One piece of meat
  • Cleaning and sanitation supplies

Maximum of 2 performance evaluators per company, who must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have passed the Online Knowledge Exam component of the CCIMC Level 1 Certification before Evaluator training
  • Time to take Evaluator training (maximum 2 hours)
  • Access to the organization’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), e.g., required PPE, etc.
  • A device to take a video recording of the candidate’s performance. This could include a GoPro camera with a tripod, an iPhone, or an Android device with a tripod.
  • Access to a computer.

Certification of completion

Once passing both the knowledge exam and the performance evaluation, a certification completion package will be sent to you with the certification passport, certificate, and certification badge to acknowledge your skills and participation.

Knowledge Exam

The CCIMC Level 1 Exam is taken in a “virtually proctored” environment. An online supervisor monitors the examinee via a webcam as he/she completes the exam. Examinees are required to provide the proctor with two pieces of Government-issued ID. Virtual proctors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be scheduled “on demand.”

In preparation for the exam, individuals may choose to take the online CCIMC Certification Practice Exam. This exam consists of 15 multiple choice questions and mimics the online environment and content of the official designation exam. Once you have reviewed all the supporting documents and feel prepared, launch your practice exam at any time!

PLEASE NOTE: The Practice Knowledge Exam is exclusively designed to prepare candidates for the official CCIMC Level 1 exam; your choice to participate is entirely optional.

Click here to learn more about the Knowledge Exam

Performance Assessment

The CCIMC Level 1 Performance Assessment will be conducted by trained in-house evaluators using a smartphone, tablet or digital camera to record candidates carrying out the tasks. The assessment includes a digital interface to upload the videos, complete the checklists, enter observations and fill the performance summary score. Candidates must achieve the passing score for each of the four sections of the performance evaluation.

 

The following table indicates a passing score for each section.

 

 

Click here to learn more about the Performance Assessment

Resources

FPSC offers a wealth of certification training that is designed for exam success. Find out more and explore all training options:

Jobs that use CCIMC

Industrial Meat Cutter

Exam Details

Exam Description

The CCIMC Level 1 Exam is taken in a “virtually proctored” environment. An online proctoring software monitors the examinee via a webcam as they complete the exam.

Number of Questions

This exam consists of 30 questions.

Type of Questions

This exam consists of multiple choice questions and mimics the online environment and content of the official designation exam

Length of Test

1 hour

Passing Score

75%

Recommended Experience

A minimum of three months of practical work experience.

Languages

English, French

Renewal

No certification renewal required.

“I believe, for our industry, this certification is very important because for us, as you know, we have a lot of language barriers, and a lot of people that have really good potential. These skills will help develop, better employees with an understanding of what we need and where we need to be to develop the best products for our customers.”

Oscar Andres Naizaque (Villamarin)

Trainer coordinator at JBS Foods

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No, you do not need to sign-up anywhere before purchasing an exam. An account will be created under your registered email address, AFTER your application gets approved by the FoodCert™ team.

You can refer to our prices here: http://foodcert.ca/store/. Our registration application will also show a price list, specific to the certification you are applying for. Please note, prices may be subject to change.

We accept all major payment methods:

  • Cheques
  • Credit Cards
    • Visa
    • Master Card
    • Amex
  • E-transfers
  • Cash

You can find many helpful tools (specific to this exam) by clicking the resources link in the menu. We offer resources such as: Practice Exam, Study Guide, Handbook, and more.

Though the materials may differ based on the specific exam, we recommend having a high-speed Wi-Fi, working laptop, webcam, and pieces of government ID (for verification purposes).

All FoodCert™ notifications will be sent to the email address you use when filling out the exam application. This will be your official registered email address in our FoodCert™ database.

Be sure to check in your Spam folder! If you are still having issues viewing your notifications, please let us know at foodcert@fpsc-ctac.com.

We are available during working hours (Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm) on foodcert@fpsc-ctac.com. You can also phone us at 613-237-7988, Toll-Free 1-877-963-7472.

Do not worry! After successfully completing the last component of the certification, you should receive an official email from the FoodCert™ team asking you to confirm your mailing address. Be sure to include the one which is most accessible for you!

 

As we use Canada Post as our choice of delivery company, you can expect your package to reach you anytime between 2-5 business days (if local). Please note, we do not take responsibility for any unexpected delays due to any unavoidable external conditions (e.g., weather). Rest assured, we will do our best to make sure that your certification package reaches you safely and promptly!

 

At this time only Canadian citizens are able to participate for our certifications. For further information or inquiries please contact  us directly foodcert@fpsc-ctac.com

If you have a disability or other special needs that could interfere with your test
performance, you may be entitled to receive special accommodations. If this is
applicable to your situation, fill out and submit the Accommodation Request Form to
the Registrar’s Office, as soon as possible. At the latest, the form must be submitted a
minimum of 5 business days before your scheduled exam.

Special accommodation requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

For the purposes of this exam, all forms of ID must include a photo and your full name.

In Canada, the following are acceptable forms of Government Issued ID:

  • Registered driver’s license
  • Passport
  • Nexus Card/ Pass
  • Health Card – must have picture to be valid
  • Citizenship, Permanent Resident, Immigration/ Refugee Card – must have picture to be valid
  • Certificate of Indian Status (laminated card issued by Indian & Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Age of majority card

For questions relating to acceptable forms of ID, please contact foodcert@fpsc-ctac.com; all discrepancies will be handled on a case-by –case basis.

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