SQF Advanced Practitioner Training

Ann Arbor , Michigan
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
SQF Advanced Practitioner Training
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:30 AM -
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

NSF International
789 North Dixboro Rd
Phone: 800-NSF-MARK x5600
Ann Arbor , Michigan 48105
United States

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Cost: $650

Course Description

This two-day course is designed for current SQF practitioners who are seeking additional knowledge and education to assist in maintaining and effecting continuous improvement in their company’s SQF food safety management system. 

Three key areas of safety and quality are addressed through hands-on, interactive group activities:

  • Establishing and meeting company food safety and quality objectives
  • Addressing identified non-conformances utilizing corrective action/preventive action (CAPA) and root cause analysis as a solution and  method for building continuous improvement
  • Use of the internal audit program as a tool for determining the effectiveness of the implemented corrective/preventive action.

 Key Session Topics

  • Safety and Quality Objectives
    • Developing SMART objectives
  • Corrective Action/Preventive Action
    • Root Cause Analysis methods   
  • Internal Audit
    • Utilizing to verify effectiveness of CAPA
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Provide tools to enhance proactive planning
    • Key Performance Indicators


It is recommended that participants meet the following prequisites prior to attending the Advanced SQF Practitioner course:

  • Successful completion of an examinable HACCP course
  • Successful completion of the Implementing SQF System online examination
  • As a designated SQF Practitioner, successfully taken a facility through a minimum of one SQF certification/recertification process resulting in a score of C or higher. 

Training Methods: The training consists of power point presentation, individual and group activities and role-playing. The course is structured to promote interaction among class members and allows time for questions and review.


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