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SQF Training with SCS Global Services

Implementing SQF Training - Version 7.2

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.

* The focus of this course is Post-Farm Gate – (Processors and Manufacturers) SCS provides Pre-Farm Gate (GAP) as requested.

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

  • Current Sessions
  • May 11-12: Emeryville, CASign Up
  • May 26-27: Burbank, CASign Up
  • SPANISH Jun 30-Jul 1: Vernon, 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 presented by food industry experienced SQF approved trainers
  • Information presented includes discussion of the requirements 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 (which includes the SQF and SCS logos) is awarded to all attendees. The online exam is optional, yet it is common for a company to want verification of participant knowledge. An examinee guide and sample questions are provided. The exam may be purchased on the SQF website. After scoring a pass grade on the exam, SQF issues a Certificate of Achievement.

Information about becoming an SQF Practitioner:

Sitting for the course and/or taking the SQF exam are very useful for those planning to become their facility’s SQF Practitioner. Team members will also find the information presented in the class very useful. However, sitting for the course and taking the exam does not designate the participant as a “SQF Practitioner.”