SQFI Training Course

Event Date

Wednesday, November 15 -
Thursday, November 16, 2023

Event Time

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Event Cost


Register By

Friday, November 10, 2023


North Central Technical College – Wausau
1000 W Campus Dr
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401
(715) 675-3331

Contact Information

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Implementing SQFI Systems Short Course

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin has once again partnered with NSF International to bring industry leading SQF training to our Wisconsin dairy industry partners.

This official SQFI training course meets the training requirement for the SQF consultant and will provide the SQF practitioner with the knowledge to develop their in-house food safety management system. SQF consultants must also successfully complete the online exam provided directly through SQFI.
At the end of the program, course attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the SQF system elements
  • Implement and maintain SQF systems
  • Develop, validate and verify your food safety plans and SQF system
  • Prepare for SQF certification
  • Understand requirements for SQF practitioners and SQF consultants

During this two-day (2.0), in-person course, participants will focus on implementing systems per SQF requirements. The course will provide participants with the knowledge that is needed to create and/or refine their food safety system to ensure compliance with SQF requirements.
The course focuses on practical skills that can be applied to your facility. Your instructor for this course will be Jim Van Ells with Adam Brock from Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin providing support from a dairy industry perspective.

Download a copy of the SQF Code (Edition 9)

Required Course Prerequisites

  • Strong understanding of Prerequisite Programs and Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Employment at a food manufacturing facility
  • HACCP training within the past 5 years
  • Preventive Controls training within the past 5 years
Recommended Course Prerequisites
  • Exposure to GFSI Standards

Course Technology Requirements
This course will be held in person. A computer is required for the course.

Course Attendance
You must be present and engaged for at least 90% of the course to obtain your certificate at the end of the course.

Course Assessment
Learning will be assessed throughout the course, so it is imperative that you actively participate. The exam is optional, but highly recommended, for participants of this course. The exam fee is an additional $75 and will be invoiced by SQFI. Course registration does not cover the cost of the exam. More details will be available from the instructor during the course.

There is no DFW administered assessment for this course. Obtaining a successful examination score on the SQF administered exam will allow you to apply the course towards the Dairy Food Safety & Quality Certificate Program.

Continuing Education Credits
Contact hours for this course can be applied toward a number of professional certifications including those offered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and many other organizations. If you are looking to utilize these credit hours for a professional certification, please let us know and we will provide a formal letter of contact hours and an agenda.

If you achieve a 70% or greater on the final assessment and meet the attendance requirements, this course will count toward the Dairy Food Safety & Quality Certificate Program.

Course Details:
This course will be offered during the week of 11/13/23. This two (2.0) day, in person course is open to all Wisconsin dairy companies and will be held at North Central Technical College – Wausau. Attendance will be limited to the first 25 registrants, so please register early. The course fee is $225 and will cover registration, meals, breaks and all materials. The course will run as follows:

Wednesday, November 15th  – 8:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM
Thursday, November 16th  – 8:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM

The address for the training is 1000 W Campus Dr, Wausau, WI 54401 

Cost to attend the short course is $325.00 per student. The cost includes registration, materials, breakfast, lunch and breaks for each day.

Hotel Details:
There are a number of hotel options in the Wausau area. Please feel free to book a preferred hotel at your convenience. Note: short course attendees are responsible for their own lodging.

Parking Options:
There is no cost for parking at North Central Technical College in Wausau. Additional parking information can be found below:

Dining Options:
Wausau has a wide variety of dinner options available for those looking to stay over for a night. If you’re looking for some great dining options, please check out the link below:

For questions regarding this, or any other course, please call Adam Brock at 608-575-9585 or email him at abrock@wisconsindairy.org. We look forward to seeing you at this short course!

We look forward to your attendance and participation as we work to ensure Wisconsin continues to be a leader in dairy food safety!


(Please submit a new registration form for each attendee)

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