NSF Global Animal Wellness Standard for Auditors

Dates

Self-paced

Times

3 hours

Location

On-Demand

Prices

  • Self-paced Pricing: $475 CAD

Availability

Private Team Training

This course may be available for Private Team Training; for groups of six or more participants, this training option could be more cost-effective.
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Program Description

TRAIN YOUR TEAM: Licenses can be purchased individually or in bulk. Bulk pricing discounts are available for eLearning licenses when training five or more team members. The more you purchase, the more you save.

Bulk Licenses

1-4 User Licenses: *regular price of the course*

5-10 User Licenses: 10% off

Members: 15% off

If you are interested in purchasing 10+ user licenses, please email us at nsftraining.na@nsf.org for additional bulk pricing.

This online course will take approximately 3.5 hours to complete. You can start, stop, and pause at any time, progressing through the course at your own pace.


To help companies manage their risk through a single certification, NSF’s Global Animal Wellness Standards (GAWS) were created. The standards apply to beef cattle, dairy cattle, pigs, small ruminants, meat poultry and egg-laying poultry. The standards provide a tool to determine that the key elements of an animal welfare management system are in place within an organization, and focus on animal welfare, animal health, feeding, housing and husbandry.


This self-directed online training course, designed for auditors and internal auditors with practical knowledge and experience within the protein supply chain, provides an overview of the five Management System Components that make up the core of the standard. Throughout the course you will have opportunities to test your understanding of the requirements. The activities have been designed to give you greater insight into the interpretation of the standard and will prepare you for the final assessment.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

A copy of the standard is available for download from the Document Library once you have registered for the program.

You will have three months to complete the course. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate of Accomplishment.

Who should Attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs. Also suitable for professionals new to the industry.

Course Objective

At the end of the program, learners will be able to: 

  • Adopt a management system approach to animal welfare audits 

  • Conduct an audit of the system components of the GAWS 

  • Begin to adopt a risk-based approach to auditing animal welfare 

 

Accreditation  

As an Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Accredited Provider, NSF Training and Education offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. NSF Training and Education is authorized by IACET to offer the number of CEUs below for this program. 

0.3 CEU’s 

 

Online courses  

If the course is not completed (including completion of the final online exam) within the three month time frame, the learner will need to re-register for the course and pay the full registration fee. 

 

Computer and Internet Connection: 

You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is recommended. 

Compatible Web Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE Edge and higher 

 

Accommodations 

NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact us at nsftraining.na@nsf.org

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An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

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