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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.

* Internal Auditor training is also required for SQF facilities.  Internal Auditor is often the day after SQF.  Take both for a discount.

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 - 7.2  Version 8 review in March, expected mid-April
  • March 27-28: Emeryville, CARegister
  • April 12-13: Burbank, CARegister
  • April 26-27: Emeryville, CARegister
  • Complimentary WebinarView
SCS Training Fee

Registration Fees: $695/person. Discounts apply for early bird, multiple attendee and multiple course registrations.
Fees include: instructor-led training, course materials binder, lunch and Certificate of Completion.

* Please visit this link for SQF Advanced Practitioner Training information

Course Highlights

  • Delivered by experienced food industry SQF approved trainers
  • Presentation 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

Who Should Attend

SQF practitioners responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining the company's SQF Systems; owners and company leadership interested in gaining comprehensive knowledge of the SQF program, team members, managers and others overseeing the process.

Certificate & Test Option:

A Certificate of Completion is awarded to all attendees. An online exam is optional. An examinee guide and sample questions are provided during the presentation. The SQF exam may be purchased on the SQF website. After scoring a passing grade on the online exam, the SQF Institute issues a Certificate of Achievement.

Information about becoming an SQF Practitioner:

Sitting for the course and/or taking the SQF exam are beneficial for those planning to become the SQF Practitioner for their facility. Food safety team members and other associates will also benefit from attending the Implementing SQF training. However, sitting for the course and taking the exam is not the only qualification the participant must have to become the “SQF Practitioner.” (See SQF Code 7.2 Module 2 -


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