Implementing SQF Systems – Practitioner Training Course Descriptionsqf

The Implementing SQF Systems Practitioner Training course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the Safe Quality Food Program and the SQF Code Edition 9 requirements for growing and farming operations as well as the processing and manufacturing operations.

The SQF Code requires a Supplier to review its SQF system at least annually and make changes where appropriate. Moving through the three levels of certification also encourages continuous improvement of supplier management of food safety and quality.



  • Provide an in-depth understanding of the SQF Code
  • Instruct how quality management systems are implemented
  • Cultivate a cognizance of how to conduct internal audits per SQF standards



This course is designed for Managers and Supervisors assigned the responsibility to operate in the capacity of SQF Practitioner. Students should have a general understanding of at least one sector of the food industry from agriculture, manufacturing, or warehouse/distribution.



Ability to read, write, and speak Basic English and/or Spanish.  Basic HACCP Certification is recommended though not required.


Instruction Hours

2 day class (16 hrs total)


Training Methodology

 This course is interactive and is based on adult learning theory and it includes presentations, demonstrations, activities, exercises, multi-media tools, and a hands-on evaluation. The exercises are customizable to address specific requirements for your organization.

There will be a pre-assessment before the start of training and a post assessment and a student evaluation at the end of training. Food Safety & Quality Systems, LLC will also issue a training engagement report after the completion of training with assessment, evaluation, attendance, and instructor information.



This course will be delivered by a highly skilled, certified trainer with real world experience in development and implementation of SQF programming.


Course Outline

 Part 1: Introduction to SQF

Part 2: Preparing for SQF Certification

Part 3: The SQF Certification Process

Part 4: The Food Safety Plan

Part 5: SQF Systems Elements

Part 6: Good Manufacturing Practices for Processing of Food Products



 Fees for the Implementing SQF Systems- Practitioner Training Course are $719.00 per participant.  This includes course presentation materials and workbooks.  Successful completion of the course will qualify each participant as an SQF Practitioner.