Prestigious Accreditation Demonstrates Commitment to High-Quality Training

GUELPH, Ont. Canada - The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded accreditation status to NSF-GFTC, part of global public health organization NSF International. IACET Accredited Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET continuing education units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all NSF-GFTC programs offered or created during that time. 

“NSF-GFTC is proud of our education programs which train more than 4,000 professionals in the food and beverage industry each year in HACCP, food safety and quality, globally benchmarked standards, food science, microbiology, packaging and regulations.  Our comprehensive programming is focused on providing practical and technical information, meeting learning needs across the broad scope of the food supply chain and supporting our clients in what they do best - producing safer, quality food,” stated Petra Schennach, Global Managing Director, Training and Education, Food Division, NSF International.  Schennach added, “Our partnership with IACET is a demonstration of our commitment to lifelong learning and high standards for all of our programs, and we are very pleased to join an elite group of organizations that offer excellent continuing education and training programs.”

“We are pleased to begin our relationship with NSF-GFTC as an Accredited Provider,” stated Sandra L. Williams, Ph.D., President of IACET and Assistant Professor and Consultant at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL.  Williams added, “NSF-GFTC joins nearly 500 organizations around the globe that have had their programs vetted by third-party experts in continuing education to ensure the highest possible standards are met.”

NSF-GFTC Training Services was the proud recipient of the Training Centre of the Year, SQF Quality Achievement Award in 2012.  Through continued focus on innovation, quality and diversity of training offerings, NSF-GFTC’s training portfolio has greatly expanded to meet the needs of the food and beverage industry.  NSF-GFTC delivers more than 200 courses on an annual basis through face-to-face delivery, online and blended offerings.  Training topics include:

  • Globally Food Safety and Quality Benchmarked Standards
  • Food Regulations
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Safety and Quality
  • Food Science and Product Development
  • Packaging

In order to achieve Accredited Provider status, NSF-GFTC completed a rigorous application process, including a review by an IACET site visitor, and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 standard addressing the design, development, administration and evaluation of its programs. NSF-GFTC has pledged its continued compliance with the standard, and is now approved to use the IACET name and Accredited Provider logo on promotional course material.  In addition, NSF-GFTC is now linked to the IACET website and is recognized as offering the highest quality continuing education and training programs.
About NSF-GFTC: The NSF International Global Food Division, which includes NSF-GFTC, provides expertise and accredited services across all supply chain sectors, from agriculture, produce, processing, distribution, retail and restaurants. NSF is the leading certifier to Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in North America (certifying to SQF, BRC, GLOBALG.A.P., FSSC 22000, IFS, BAP and CanadaGAP) and offers expert auditing, consulting, training and technical services, including packaging, food labeling, HACCP validation and inspection, organic food certification through Quality Assurance International (QAI), and specialty food verification and certification. NSF is also the leading certifier of foodservice equipment, nonfood compounds and bottled water/beverages. For more information, please visit or call 519-821-1246.

About IACET: The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training. The ANSI/IACET Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide.  For more information, please visit or call 703-506-3275.