Premium Implementation Package & Online Training for SQF Version 7.2

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Online Implementation Package & Training for SQF

With this training you will fulfill the training requirements for the SQF Practitioner and at the same time, learn how to build your SQF food safety system.

Convenient online access! Learn at your own pace and print certificate of completion.

Includes training, templates, checklists and the tools you will need to implement SQF in your facility AND train your team.

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The Premium Package consists of 5 training modules with additional spots so you can train your team!

Here's how it works:

Your SQF Practitioner has access to each of the 5 courses in the Package (scroll down for course descriptions) AND can:

  • Assign "Introduction to SQF" to your HACCP team, up to 5 people.
  • Assign "SQF Food Safety Fundamentals" to your HACCP team, up to 5 people.
  • Assign "Internal Auditor Training" to your internal auditors, up to 2 people
  • Track the completion status if each of those people and know who has completed their training, who is in progress and who has not started.

Your Practitioner can assign the training at any time. Each person can train at their own pace and print their certification upon completion. Your account will be set for one year's access and downloaded documents are yours to keep forever.

Bonus: Only available in the Premium Package—Downloadable GMP Employee PowerPoint Training Package. This includes a PowerPoint training with speakers notes, quiz and certificate template so you can train all of your production employees on GMP requirements. Available in English and/or Spanish.

The Included Courses

The following 5 courses are included. Each has a printable certificate of completion at the end. There are PDF student notes, downloadable checklists and templates (Word/Excel).

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.

Includes 6 seats: train your Practitioner and 5 more people.

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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.

Includes 6 seats: train your Practitioner and 5 more people.

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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.

Includes 1 seat: train your Practitioner.

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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.

Includes 1 seat: train your Practitioner.

View course details & list of included documents.

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.

Includes 3 seats: train your Practitioner and 2 more people.

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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.

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.

Get notified when SQF Edition 8 Training is available (coming soon!)

What is SQF Edition 8?

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 "Complete SQF Training Package" meets the requirements of #3 and 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. The comprehensive course also provides you with professionally developed templates to get you started with the design and documentation of your system. Tutorials for each of the SQF Processes will guide you through customizing the processes to make them unique for your company's food safety management system.

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

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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