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Open Enrolment Courses

NSF International is a global, award-winning organization offering training and up-to-date knowledge to leading companies in the food and beverage industry. We offer a diverse portfolio of courses, and train over 6,000 professionals annually in North America. The scope of our programming is unmatched in the industry, ranging from introductory courses to highly technical, hands-on programs.

What can you expect from NSF Training & Education Services?

  • Award-winning courses
  • The most up-to-date knowledge and industry insight
  • A diverse portfolio of courses unmatched in the industry
  • A range of offerings from introductory to highly technical, hands-on programs

NSF Training & Education Services is a:

  • Licensed SQF Training Centre
  • BRC Approved Training Partner
  • IFS Approved Training Centre
  • CanadaGap Approved Training Centre
  • IFT Approved Training Partner

The majority of our open enrolment programs are delivered in English at our head office located in Guelph, Ontario. We do have courses scheduled in Quebec, some of which will be delivered in French.

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Get the HACCP training you need with our suite of practical hands-on courses. We offer you the 

  • Technical information 
  • Access to food safety experts and
  • Industry best practices

You need to develop, implement and manage a successful HACCP system.

We dedicate a great deal of research and development into the continual enhancement of our HACCP series, so that you can benefit from the most relevant food safety and quality training available.

See all of our HACCP courses.

NSF Training & Education Services offers you up-to-date programming focused on understanding and implementing the requirements of the GFSI recognized standard of your choice. We are designated as:

  • Licensed SQF Training Centre
  • BRC Approved Training Partner
  • IFS Approved Training Centre
  • CanadaGap Approved Training Centre
  • IFT Approved Training Partner

Our highly qualified industry experts are authorized to deliver approved training programs, offering the latest information, implementation strategies and standard requirements for compliance. 

See all of our GFSI Benchmarked Standards courses.

Navigating the regulatory landscape is never easy. With our programs, you will learn:

  • How these regulations impact your business
  • How to apply the regulations to achieve compliance
  • What you should be aware of in terms of new changes in regulatory guidelines and legislation 
  • How to identify mandatory requirements for food and beverages sold in Canada, the U.S. and around the world

With such robust programming, you will gain a distinct competitive edge for your company.

See all of our Food Regulations and Labelling courses.

NSF’s Safe Food for Canadians training courses provides the training you need to understand the new regulations and the impact on your business. From determining if you require a license to developing your preventive control plan, to understanding the traceability requirements and compliance timelines that apply to you, our courses will prepare you to comply with the SFCR requirements and provide opportunities to ask questions of leading industry experts as you navigate the new regulatory landscape in Canada.

See all of our Safe Food for Canadians courses.

NSF Training & Education Services provides high-quality accredited training programs that support you through your journey to FSMA compliance. Whether you are looking to:

  • Become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) 
  • Gain a better understanding of the regulations and their impact on your business
  • Strengthen the maintenance and continual improvement of your food safety system

We have the training program for you. 

See all of our FSMA courses.

Delivered by industry experts, our Food Safety and Quality programs provide the framework for the design and implementation of effective food safety and quality systems. The focus is on ensuring safe food production in compliance with regulatory and global food safety management standards.

Programming includes:

  • Allergen management
  • Food plant sanitation 
  • Risk assessment 
  • Root cause analysis 
  • Supplier management for product quality assurance

See all of our Food Safety and Quality courses.

Explore the latest in packaging technology, trends and regulations. Our interactive training courses cover the fundamentals of manufacturing food packaging materials. We focus on helping you ensure that you meet all requirements for food packaging safety and suitability of use. We also provide insight into how sustainability initiatives can improve your bottom line.

See all of our Packaging courses.

NSF Training & Education Services offers up-to-date and comprehensive training programs to assist industry professionals seeking compliance to ISO quality and environmental management standards.

See all of our ISO courses.

As a globally award-winning training organization, NSF's Training and Education Department offers a hands-on, technical program tailored to the growth and continuous evolution of the food and beverage industry.

Given by highly qualified experts, these training programs, now available in French, will meet your learning needs and help your organization focus on the development and ongoing management of your food safety and quality management system.

See all of our French courses.

NSF’s internal auditing courses provide the training, tools and techniques needed to perform a competent assessment of the effectiveness of your food safety or quality management system.

All sites certified to a GFSI-benchmarked standard are required to conduct an internal audit on an annual basis. Conducting internal audits with a food safety focus is an essential element to determine whether your food safety management system is implemented and functioning effectively.

From planning the internal audit and developing the audit checklist to learning best practices to conduct the internal audit and write the internal audit report and nonconformances, this training provides the knowledge and skills to prepare for, conduct and drive continual improvement through effective internal audits.

See all of our Internal Auditing courses.

Corporate social responsibility is a key factor in consumer decision-making and brand differentiation. Consumers are concerned with how organizations impact their workforce, their communities and the environment, and expect companies to act on social and environmental issues. Organizations worldwide have demonstrated their commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability through strategic initiatives focused on the environment, their workforce, communities, health and safety, ethical sourcing and animal welfare and wellness.

NSF International provides the training you need to strengthen your understanding of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, and the knowledge and tools to address the social and environmental impact of your organization’s business activities.

See all of our Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability courses.

NSF International provides the agricultural industry and primary producers with practical and technical programming focused on ensuring the safety of food and other agricultural products during on-farm and post-production processes. Delivered by highly qualified industry experts, training is aligned with regulatory requirements and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). New programming focused on animal welfare and wellness is designed to help producers and suppliers understand and meet the requirements of animal wellness standards and build a positive culture of animal wellness.

See all of our Agriculture and Primary Production courses.

NSF International’s food science and food microbiology training programs provide the practical and technical information you need to develop, manufacture and launch innovative, superior, safer and high-quality products for your consumers. Gain the technical knowledge and practical skills needed for a strong understanding of food microbiology, key food safety issues, sensory science and processing methods. Taught by expert food scientists, food microbiologists and lab technicians, our courses promote active learning through group exercises, case studies and hands-on laboratory sessions allowing you to practice new skills and apply new knowledge gained.

See all of our Food Science and Food Microbiology.

NSF standards and certification serve as the benchmarks by which all commercial foodservice equipment products are measured. In fact, NSF originally brought together key stakeholders back in the 1940s to develop the first consensus standards for restaurant equipment sanitation. Public health inspectors liked what they saw, and began requiring product certification to NSF/ANSI standards.

Today, U.S. requirements for NSF standards certification are so prevalent that it is virtually impossible to build a new restaurant or commercial kitchen without NSF. It is the most specified certification, and the most recognized mark in the industry.

See all of our Food Equipment courses.