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CanadaGAP Auditor Training

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CanadaGAP Auditor Training
Feb 22-26, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Guelph, ON Feb 5, 2016 Regular: $1,659.00 CAD
  Early Bird: $1,575.00 CAD
CanadaGAP Auditor Training
Oct 31-Nov 4, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Guelph, ON Sep 19, 2016 Regular: $1,659.00 CAD
  Early Bird: $1,575.00 CAD
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  • The CanadaGAP Auditor Training program has a pre-course assignment therefore registration will close 2 weeks before the course start date.

    This five-day course is designed to train potential auditors specifically for the CanadaGAP program. It includes an intensive review of the CanadaGAP manual requirements, with the incorporation of practical examples specific to commodity or region, and an optional HACCP overview. The course is four days of classroom training and a fifth day for review and examination(s). At the end of the program, the attendees will be able to:

    • Understand how to use the CanadaGAP manuals and the requirements, practices and documentation laid out within them
    • Identify how to use the CanadaGAP audit checklist
    • Describe the hazards associated with fresh produce
    • Explain the various pieces of legislation that affect Canadian operations
    • Recognize the basic responsibilities of an auditor and review basic auditing skills
    • Understand how to read and interpret different kinds of records and documents
    • Discuss the principles of risk assessment and how they apply to CanadaGAP audits
    • Understand the basics of HACCP

     Detailed Program Agenda (pdf 145kb)

    Once registered, a copy of the CanadaGAP Food Safety Manual will be posted to the participants homepage. Participants must pre-qualify for this course by reading the CanadaGAP Food Safety Manual and completing a pre-course assignment. The pre-course assignment must be submitted at least ten business days before the course starts. Participants will be notified via email of their assignment result, and they must receive at least 80% in order to be eligible to take the course.

    This course includes a 120-minute closed book examination on the fifth day. There is also a 90 minute optional HACCP exam, for those who choose to write it, and an optional 120-minute exam for auditing Repacking and Wholesaling operations. Successful participants will receive a record of successful course completion from CanadaGAP.

    In order to become a CanadaGAP Auditor, participants must meet certain qualifications and requirements. For information on these qualifications and requirements, as well as for general information on becoming a CanadaGAP Auditor, please visit

    Please be aware that once you have registered, we may be required to share your contact information with CanadaGAP for certificates and other administrative requirements.  

Who Should Attend?

  1. Agriculture Sector Professionals
  2. Auditors
  3. Farmers
  4. Food Safety Personnel
  5. Food Technologists
  6. Global Food Safety Coordinators & Managers
  7. Growers / Producers of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
  8. HACCP Coordinators
  9. HACCP Team Members
  10. Inspectors
  11. Owners/Operators of Food Businesses
  12. Plant Managers and Supervisors
  13. QA/QC Managers, Technicians & Supervisors
  14. Quality Auditors
  15. Quality Systems Coordinators

Lifetime Learners:

The following recognition will be awarded for participation in this course.

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Logistics & Lunch

Lunch is from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, and is on your own.

Cancellation Policy:

Substitutions (in writing) are welcome anytime, but please notify us as soon as possible.

Early Cancellations (more than two weeks prior to the course date):
A refund will be issued for the registration fee paid, less a 25% processing charge.

Late cancellations (less than two weeks prior to the course date):
Refunds cannot be issued for late cancellations.

Program cancellation: GFTC reserves the right to cancel or postpone a program due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur, you will be notified as soon as possible. All efforts will be made to notify participants at minimum two weeks before the scheduled event. If GFTC cancels a course, your entire registration fee will be refunded.

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Please Note: To avoid inconvenience, and to ensure you will receive a copy of the relevant documents for this program, please ensure you register no later than 48 hours before the program is due to start.

Please Note: Course fees listed in the annual calendar are subject to change at any time. For the most up-to-date course pricing, please refer to the website.

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