Online Training

SQFI has partnered with Alchemy Systems to develop easily-accessible and interactive online courses and exams that enable you to understand the SQF Code and its requirements. Through the Alchemy Academy, SQFI is able to offer a convenient and effective way for SQF sites, practitioners, consultants, trainers, and auditors to address food safety and quality standards, learn about the SQF Program and Codes, and earn a certificate of participation and attendance.

Benefits of Online Training:

  • Save you time and money – reduce your time away from work and eliminate all travel expenses
  • Work with your schedule – access the course from any computer, at any time within 30 days
  • Provide instant results – print your certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course

Online Courses

Implementing SQF Systems
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The first step in achieving SQF certification is to clearly understand the SQF Food Safety Code requirements. Learn how to develop and implement an SQF Food Safety System and prepare for an audit!

Requirements: None

Recommended for: sites seeking certification, aspiring SQF Practitioners, consultants, trainers, and anyone interested in learning about the SQF Program.

Available Formats: Online and In-Person

Available Languages: English and Spanish

Cost: $700 USD/person

Register now to take the online Implementing SQF Systems Course:

ENGLISH COURSE       SPANISH COURSE

Implementing SQF Quality Systems
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The SQF Quality Systems for Manufacturing course clarifies the relationship between safety and quality, and explains process variation, how to use data to understand your system, how to prevent defects with statistical process controls, and more.

Requirements: HACCP training and Implementing SQF Systems or Auditing SQF Systems

Recommended for: Quality, Technical, and Managerial staff seeking to implement the SQF Quality Code elements

Available Formats: Online and In-Person

Available Languages: English

Cost: $700 USD/person.

Register now to take the SQF Quality Systems Course:

SQF QUALITY SYSTEMS COURSE REGISTRATION

 

Implementing the SQF Fundamentals
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The Fundamentals Program provides a step-by-step approach for small to medium businesses to take their food safety management program to the next level. The Implementing the SQF Fundamentals Code Course is designed to help small and medium-sized producers integrate food safety standards into their existing practices while creating a pathway to achieve globally accepted GFSI certification.

Requirements: None

Recommended for: Small to Medium sized business personnel

Available Formats: Online and In-Person

Available Languages: English

Cost: $400 USD/person

Register now to take the Implementing the SQF Fundamentals Course:

IMPLEMENTING THE SQF FUNDAMENTALS CODE

Online Exams

Implementing SQF Systems Examination
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The Implementing SQF Systems examination is used to demonstrate knowledge of the SQF Food Safety Codes. There are two versions of the Implementing SQF System examination available: Primary Production and Manufacturing.

Requirements: None, but Implementing SQF Systems Course is recommended

Recommended for: sites seeking certification, aspiring SQF Practitioners, consultants, trainers, and anyone interested in learning about the SQF Program.

Available Formats: Online

Available Languages: English and Spanish

Cost: $75 USD/person

Register now to take the Implementing SQF Systems Exam:

PRIMARY PRODUCTION EXAM - ENGLISH PRIMARY PRODUCTION EXAM - SPANISH

MANUFACTURING EXAM - ENGLISH MANUFACTURING EXAM - SPANISH

Implementing SQF Quality Systems Examination
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The SQF Quality Program is designed to monitor and control food quality related threats and is most suited for sites who have in place a successful, robust SQF Food Safety Plan and is certified to one of the SQF Food Safety Codes. Developed as a means to assess the knowledge of the individual responsible for the implementation, maintenance or assessment of the SQF Quality System, the SQF Quality Systems Examination is an important measure of readiness for quality practitioners, trainers, consultants or anyone involved with an SQF Quality Program.

Requirements: None, but Implementing SQF Quality Systems Course is recommended

Recommended for: sites seeking certification, aspiring SQF Practitioners, consultants, trainers, and anyone interested in learning about the SQF Quality Program.

Available Formats: Online

Available Languages: English

Cost: $75 USD/person

Register now to take the SQF Quality Systems Exam:

QUALITY SYSTEMS EXAM
Auditing SQF Food Safety Systems Examination
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Food industry professionals seeking registration as SQF food safety certification auditors must complete the Auditing SQF Food Safety Systems examination.

The online examination is composed of 60 questions and has a time limit of 60-minutes to complete.  Individuals will be allowed a total of three attempts to successfully complete the examination. The examination must be completed within 14 days of beginning the examination. A certificate of attainment can be printed after successful completion of the examination.

Requirements: Auditing SQF Food Safety Systems Course

Recommended for: Food industry professionals seeking registration as SQF food safety certification auditors

Available Formats: Online

Available Languages: English and Spanish

Cost: $50 USD/person

Register now to take the Auditing SQF Food Safety Systems Exam:

AUDITING FOOD SAFETY EXAM - ENGLISH AUDITING FOOD SAFETY EXAM - SPANISH

Auditing SQF Quality Systems Examination
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Food industry professionals seeking registration as SQF quality  certification auditors must complete the Auditing SQF Quality Systems examination.

The online examination is composed of 60 questions and has a time limit of 60-minutes to complete.   Individuals will be allowed a total of three attempts to successfully complete the examination. The examination must be completed within 14 days of beginning the examination. A certificate of attainment can be printed after successful completion of the examination.

Requirements: Auditing SQF Quality Systems Course

Recommended for: Food industry professionals seeking registration as SQF quality certification auditors

Available Formats: Online

Available Languages: English and Spanish

Cost: $50 USD/person

Register now to take the Auditing SQF Quality Systems Exam:

AUDITING QUALITY EXAM - ENGLISH AUDITING QUALITY EXAM - SPANISH
Advanced SQF Practitioner Examination
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The Advanced SQF Practitioner examination is intended to assess the knowledge of the experienced SQF practitioner. This examination addresses the following topic areas: developing SMART food safety and quality objectives to identify and prioritize areas of improvement; Using available food safety and quality data to analyze and identify areas for program improvement; conducting and managing internal audits and verify the effectiveness of the preventive actions implemented; understanding the Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) process; Conducting a root cause analysis (RCA); and building a continuous improvement program.

Requirements: (Strongly recommend)

  1. Successfully completed the Advanced SQF Practitioner course or has successfully completed a Corrective and Preventive Action and/or Internal Auditing course
  2. Been through at least one successful (“C-complies” rating or higher) SQF certification/ recertification process as the designated SQF practitioner.
  3. Successfully completed a HACCP training class.
  4. Successfully completed the Implementing SQF Systems examination.

Recommended for: Current SQF Practitioners

Available Formats: Online

Available Languages: English

Cost: $75 USD/person

Register now to take the Advanced Practitioner Exam:

ADVANCED SQF PRACTITIONER EXAM
Implementing SQF Fundamentals Examination: Intermediate
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The SQF Fundamentals Program is designed to help small to medium sites integrate robust food safety standards into existing practices, while creating a pathway to achieving globally accepted GFSI certification. The goal of the Implementing SQF Fundamentals, Intermediate Examination is to assess the knowledge of the individual responsible for the implementation, maintenance or assessment of the SQF Fundamentals System.

Requirements: None, but Implementing the SQF Fundamentals Course is recommended

Recommended for: Small to Medium sized business personnel

Available Formats: Online

Available Languages: English

Cost: $75 USD/person

Register now to take the Implementing SQF Fundamentals Exam:

FUNDAMENTALS FOR INTERMEDIATE EXAM