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SQF Training with SCS Global Services

Implementing SQF Training - Version 7.2

GFSI level Food Safety and Quality Training

As an SQF Training Center we provide quality instruction and support materials to help you develop, implement, and manage a company’s SQF food safety and quality system. This course prepares attendees for the SQF Practitioner position or other support roles.

* Courses listed are Post-Farm Gate (GMP) SQF training. We can provide Pre-Farm Gate (GAP) if requested.

This course is available for on-site training in English or Spanish.

  • Current Sessions
  • December 16-17: Burbank, CASign Up
  • February 9-10: Emeryville, CASign Up
  • March 9-10: Santa Ana, CASign Up
  • Complimentary WebinarView
SCS Training Fee

Fees: Cost varies by sign-up date and number of attendees- see registration link
Fees include: training, material binder, lunch and certificate

* Please visit this link for SQF Advanced Practitioner Training information

Course Highlights

  • Excellent instruction from qualified trainers covers the updated SQF presentation
  • Understand the parameters for SQF certification: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3
  • Review best practices for documentation, verifying results, and preparing for audits


Implementing SQF is covered in two days and includes interactive activities.

Day One

  • Introduction to SQF: Implementing SQF Systems Training
  • Preparing for SQF Certification: Code description; Registration; The SQF practitioner
  • Implementing an SQF System: Management Commitment; Food Safety Plan; Food Quality Plan; Pre-Assessment

Day Two

  • Develop a Food Quality Plan
  • Module 2: SQF System Elements
  • Module 11: GMP and Post Farm Gate

Who Should Attend?

  • SQF In-house Practitioners and Consultants responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining the company's SQF Systems
  • Owners and company leaders wanting in-depth knowledge of the SQF program
  • Supporting employees – managers and others overseeing the processes

Certificate & Test option:

A Certificate of Completion (with the SQF Training Center logo and our SCS logo)is awarded to all attendees. The test is optional, yet it is common for companies to want employees to take the test and verify their knowledge. We provide an examinee guide and sample questions after the course. The test can be purchased on the SQF website. You will also get another certificate after passing the test(allowed 3 tries, open book).

FAQ regarding becoming the SQF Practioner: Taking the course or the test are very useful for those planning to be an SQF Practioner or valuable team member. Yet, a person is only becomes an "SQF Practioner" when they are appointed such by their company management (it is not contingent on the course or test).