NSF Global Animal Wellness Standard for Auditors


3 hours and 30 minutes

Course Overview

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.

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

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. You will have three months to complete the course from the date of registration. Upon successful course completion, including a passing score on a final test, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate of Accomplishment.

Licenses can be purchased individually or in bulk. To purchase group/bulk licenses, please contact nsflearn@nsf.org.

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.

Train your team: Licenses can be purchased individually or in bulk. Bulk pricing discounts are available for eLearning licenses when training seven or more team members. The more you purchase, the more you save. Bulk pricing for this program is as follows:

  • 1-6 User Licenses: $349.00 USD/license
  • 7-15 User Licenses: $262.00 USD/license
  • 16+ User Licenses: $175.00 USD/license

Please email us to take advantage of this pricing today.

This course is also available through virtual instructor-led training.