Register for SQF Certification

After becoming familiar with the SQF programs and selecting which is best for your business, it is time to register your site. Site registration is handled through the SQF Assessment Database. Site registrations require information such as audit scope, certification body, and facility information. This information can be updated prior to the audit start date.

Certification bodies are licensed by SQFI to conduct SQF audits and issue the SQF Certificate. Certification bodies are the businesses that employ the auditors who conduct site audits. SQFI partners with licensed certification bodies that operate both nationwide and around the globe. Use our Certification Body Directory to find a certification body near you.

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SQF Programs

Apart from our Food Safety Program, which incorporates the SQF Food Safety Codes, we provide specialized certification programs: Fundamentals, Foodservice, Retail, and Quality. Take the time to evaluate each program and determine if it aligns well with your business needs. Need help deciding which code works best for your program? Check out our Code Selector.

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SQF Assessment Database

The SQF Assessment Database is an online platform designed to manage the registration and assessment processes for SQF Certification. It serves as a centralized system where businesses can register their sites, submit documentation, and track their progress towards certification.

The database facilitates communication between the certification bodies, auditors, and businesses seeking certification. It ensures transparency and efficiency throughout the assessment process, allowing for seamless registration and effective management of SQF Certification.

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A common question is “How long does it take to gain SQF certification?”  The certification process varies based on your organization’s size and operations. Also consider the time it will take to prepare for the audit.

Your certification body will help you determine a target date for completion based on your company’s unique circumstances. A well-prepared site may be ready for certification in a few months, while those just getting started in development of a food safety system will take longer. Understanding your desired target date for certification will influence your plans for preparation and scheduling.

 Site Registration Pricing

Registration rate in effect as of April 1, 2024.

SQF Food Safety CodesCost in USD

SQF Fundamentals Code

SQF Food Safety Code for Foodservice$250
SQF Food Safety Code for Retail $250
SQF Quality Audit for Non-SQF Sites$250


For sites that choose to be audited under any Food Safety code and Quality code, the total cost will be $800 USD.

SQF Ed. 9 Food Safety CodesCost of one (1) SQF Code in USDCost of two (2) or more Codes in USD


$250$800 (capped)

Primary Plant Production

$250$800 (capped)
Primary Animal Production $250$800 (capped)

Food Manufacturing

$650$800 (capped)

Animal Products Manufacturing

$650$800 (capped)

Pet Food Manufacturing

$650$800 (capped)

Animal Feed Manufacturing

$650$800 (capped)

Dietary Supplements Manufacturing

$650$800 (capped)

Storage and Distribution

$650$800 (capped)
Manufacture of Food Packaging$650$800 (capped)
SQF QualityN/A$800 (capped)


MultisitesCost in USD

Multisite - Central Site

Multisite - Subsites (minimum 10 sites)$50 each

Multisite applicable only to primary production (produce or livestock), retail, foodservice, and storage and distribution operations.


Other ProgramsCost in USD

SQF Fundamentals Verification Assessment

Safe Feed Safe Food$375
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