Implementation Package & Online Training for SQF
Training for the SQF Practitioner, version 7.2

Version 8 now available


  • The requirements of the SQF Code,
  • How to perform a Gap Analysis and prepare your project plan,
  • How to document your system using the included templates, and
  • How to perform internal audits.

Implement your SQF system with expert guidance.

  • Convenient and effective
  • Learn at your convenience, online
  • No prerequisites
  • Proceed at your own pace
  • You have 90 days to complete the course
  • Downloaded checklists and templates are yours to keep forever
  • Print your certificate of completion

The Complete Package consists of 5 training modules which are described below.

What's Included?

You will have access to all 5 courses listed below. Each has a printable certificate of completion at the end. There are PDF student notes, downloadable checklists and templates (Word/Excel). Print one master certificate of completion after completing all 5 courses.

This training package is licensed to one student with 90 days access, however the downloaded templates and checklists are yours to use within your facility forever. If you need to train more than one person, our Premium Package offers training for your team at in a special value priced package. Compare products.

Do I need Edition 7.2 or Edition 8.0?

If your company’s SQF Certification audit is in 2017, your company will be audited to Edition 7.2 If it is in 2018, your company will be audited to the Edition 8 requirements. This training package is for Edition 7.2. If you need the Edition 8 version click here

If I am trained on Edition 7.2 do I need to be retrained on Edition 8?

Being trained on Edition 8 is an excellent way to learn the new requirements and demonstrate knowledge of SQF version 8. The code requires that the practitioner understands requirements, but does not identify specific training for upgrading to version 8.

What is SQF Edition 8?

A. Introduction to SQF System Elements

Learn the System Element requirements found in Module 2 of the SQF Code and how to comply. Print certificate of completion upon completion.

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B. Introduction to SQF Food Safety Fundamentals

Learn the SQF Food Safety Fundamentals requirements specific to the SQF Module that applies to your company. Print certificate of completion upon completion.

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C. Gap Analysis Checklist & Tutorial

Learn how to start your project with a Gap Analysis Audit to measure your current system against the requirements of the standard and create an effective project plan. Checklists are included.

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D. Templates and Tutorials

Learn how to plan, design and document your SQF System with complete ready-to-customize templates. Tutorials and instructions guide you through the preparation of each document.

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E. Internal Auditor Training

Learn the steps and techniques of auditing and conduct a practice audit of "Mandy's Vanilla". Print certificate of completion upon completion.

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How Long Does it Take?

You do not have to complete this training in one sitting - you can log in and out at your convenience. This course consists of 5 parts, approximate time to finish each part is as follows for a total of about 12 hours:

  • Introduction to SQF - about 1.5 hours
  • Food Safety Fundamentals - about 1.5 hours
  • Gap Analysis Tutorial - about half an hour
  • Templates Tutorial - about 2 hours to complete the tutorials
  • Internal Auditor Training - about 6 hours

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SQF Practitioner Requirements

The practitioner must:

  • 1. Be a full time employee in a position of responsibility for the management of the SQF System.
  • 2. Complete a HACCP Course. This course does not have to be approved by SQFI, but the practitioner must be competent to implement and maintain the HACCP system.
  • 3. Have an understanding of the SQF Code and the requirements to implement and maintain the SQF System. The SQF practitioner can meet this requirement by participating in a class about SQF implementation or an online course.  

This course meets the requirements of #3.

It gives you the understanding you need of the SQF Code and requirements for implementation, as well as detailed guidance for each step of your project.

Still have questions? Watch our 4 minute video about becoming an SQF Practitioner.

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THANK YOU! for creating this set of templates, document examples and tutorials! I have struggled with developing forms and this is a huge time-saver! Again, THANK YOU!!!

I have enjoyed your program so far and I feel like I will be prepared for taking my company through the SQF process. Thanks so much.

I have started the documentation section and I am finding that the implementation programme is very good and useful in saving time. I have usually implemented the Food safety systems and HACCP by myself. This programme makes it so much easier and takes the hard grind out of thinking up procedures, PRP's etc. I can now focus on other things and managing my team factory team simply and effectively. Thanks and regards

I am learning so much. very smooth course to follow.

The package to me was a big help made me understand what needs to be done for the SQF System a lot better and saved me time on setting up the whole system from scratch A+. Francisco

Are you lost in the maze of food safety requirements, certification schemes, and alphabet soups??? The Vinca Online Training Courses can walk you through the process of implementing an effective and stream lined food safety management system and help get your company get certified. The certification process can be overwhelming and complicated unless you have a systematic step-by-step process that can lead you through the maze, Vinca Online Courses are the answer!

Thank you for the follow-up and yes the training package was very beneficial and I completed it. With the HACCP training I completed I am now a SQF Practitioner. It was a pleasure to use your online training. Very easy to navigate and informational.


How long do I have to complete the course?

You may login to the course an begin right away. You can log in and out at your convenience and complete the course as you have time. Your account is set up to give you 60 days access. However, we know how busy life gets, so if you run out of time, you can just let us know and we can extend the date for you.

Will I be certified after I pass the test?

There is no certification for SQF Practitioners. What you need in order to be a Practitioner is to have completed training on SQF and understand the requirements. This training will meet that requirement and you will be able to print your certificate of completion after you finish the course.

What if I have questions?

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Compare Packages

Training is available in cost-saving bundles, or individually

Individual Courses

Order individually

  • Introduction to SQF ($149)
  • SQF Food Safety Fundamentals ($149)
  • Gap Analysis Tutorial & Checklists ($149)
  • Templates & Tutorials ($497)
  • Internal Auditor Training $549

Complete Implementation Package & Online Training

Training for your Practitioner

  • Introduction to SQF
  • SQF Food Safety Fundamentals
  • Gap Analysis Tutorial & Checklists
  • Templates & Tutorials
  • Internal Auditor Training

Premium Package

Training for Practitioner and your HACCP Team!

  • Introduction to SQF for 6 people
  • SQF Food Safety Fundamentals for 6 people
  • Gap Analysis Tutorial & Checklists for 1 person
  • Templates & Tutorials for 1 person
  • Internal Auditor Training for 3 people
  • Bonus: GMP Employee Training PowerPoint Package