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SQF Advanced Practitioner

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TitleDate & TimeLocationEarly Bird DeadlineCourse Pricing (taxes not included)Register
SQF Advanced Practitioner
Apr 25-26, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Vancouver, BC Apr 4, 2016 Regular: $930.00 CAD
  Early Bird: $885.00 CAD
SQF Advanced Practitioner
Nov 21-22, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Guelph, ON Nov 7, 2016 Regular: $775.00 CAD
  Early Bird: $735.00 CAD
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Course Partners:

Safe Quality Food Institute
Safe Quality Food Institute

  • The SQF Advanced Practitioner course is a two-day program designed for the current SQF practitioner who is seeking further education on how to improve and maintain their company's SQF program. The SQF Advanced Practitioner course provides the tools needed to improve and advance the food safety system in the facility and manage the ongoing maintenance of the SQF program. The activity-based course addresses the following three areas:

    • Using the internal audit program to manage, maintain and enhance the SQF system:
      • Best practices on how to conduct internal audits
      • Take internal audit results and assign risk and criticalities - observations and gaps that require immediate attention
    • Utilizing the corrective action/preventative action process as a tool to identify trends and build continuous improvement:
      • Best practices for developing corrective action and preventative action processes for collaboration and effective implementation
      • Tips and tools for measuring and developing trend analysis
    • Improving the demonstration of management's commitment and developing and prioritizing key performance indicators:
      • Improve operational efficiencies and quality and create KPIs
      • Take the results of the trend analysis to create an action plan and opportunities for system improvement
      • Build a food safety program that includes an ROI

    To ensure an optimal learning experience and fully benefit from this course, it is recommended that participants meet the following prerequisites prior to attending:

    • Successfully completed at least one SQF certification recertification process as the designated SQF practitioner
    • Successfully completed a HACCP training class that includes a final assessment
    • Successfully completed the Implementing SQF Systems examination

     Detailed Program Agenda

    Participants MUST bring their copy of the SQF Code to this training program.

Who Should Attend?

  1. Auditors
  2. Facilities Managers
  3. Food Safety and Quality Consultants
  4. Food Safety Personnel
  5. Global Food Safety Coordinators & Managers
  6. HACCP Coordinators
  7. HACCP Team Members
  8. Operations, Maintenance and Sanitation
  9. Owners/Operators of Food Businesses
  10. Packaging Engineers and Developers
  11. Plant Managers and Supervisors
  12. Production Managers and Supervisors
  13. QA/QC Managers, Technicians & Supervisors
  14. Quality Systems Coordinators
  15. SQF Certified Suppliers
  16. SQF Practitioners
  17. SQF Team Members
  18. Supply Chain Managers
  19. Training Personnel

Lifetime Learners:

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

Contact Hours

Logistics & Lunch

Lunch is from 12:00pm to 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.

Travel:In the event that you are travelling to attend a training program, please purchase travel insurance should the program be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

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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