Course Overview

This two-day American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International HACCP Alliance accredited NSF Food Safety Certificate Program course is designed to provide attendees with a thorough understanding of the concepts and application of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points process. The NACMCF HACCP Principles and the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) HACCP Systems Guidelines were utilized in the design of this course.

Purpose: Introduce food industry employees to the concept of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), the scientifically based, globally accepted method for assessing, identifying and controlling specific hazards identified with the processing of food and associated items. This course satisfies the HACCP training requirement for the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked standards (BRC, SQF, FSSC 22000, etc.) Upon verification by course instructor and Training and Education Services’ Personnel of successful completion of learning assessment(s), including a passing score on the exam, participant will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment in HACCP Training.

Training Methods: The training comprises presentations, group exercises and role-playing to promote understanding of key concepts for implementing and maintaining a HACCP based food safety management system. Training is structured to promote interaction among class members, and the course schedule allows adequate time for questions and review.

Attendance Requirement: Learners must attend 90% of the course to receive an Award of Attendance and be eligible to receive a Certificate of Accomplishment.

Learning Assessment: An 80-question multiple-choice exam follows the conclusion of the course. Upon successful completion of the course requirements (attendance and passing score of 70% or greater) participants will receive an ANSI/NSF Certificate of Accomplishment.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite Programs for Food Safety Systems is recommended.

Photo Identification: All attendees must have a valid form of photo-identification in order to sit for the examination. Examples of identification include:

  • Valid state driver’s license
  • Current passport
  • Current military identification
  • Valid state identification with photo
  • Valid Immigration and Naturalization Service Employment Authorization Document or Alien Registration Card

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