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Program Description

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will not be available for the balance of 2020. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Good animal welfare requires disease prevention and veterinary treatment, appropriate shelter, management, nutrition, humane handling and humane slaughter. A positive culture of animal wellness exists when managers, employees and contracted service providers work to ensure the general health, welfare and well-being of the animals in their care.

This two-day training course introduces the principles of animal welfare and focuses on the methodology of building an animal welfare plan on a solid foundation using robust prerequisite programs and Good Agricultural Practices.

By applying a HACCP approach to animal welfare, this course provides the knowledge and skills to develop and implement an animal welfare plan.

Prerequisite: A strong understanding of the animal production industry, at the level of farm, transport and/or slaughter

Credit Details

1.30 CEUs

As an IACET Accredited Provider, NSF Training and Education Services offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. NSF Training and Education Services is authorized by IACET to offer 1.3 CEUs for this program.

Program Benefits

At the end of the program, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the concept and context of animal welfare and its relationship to animal production
  • Implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Prerequisite Programs (PRPs) as the basis of an animal welfare plan
  • Analyze hazards, based on risk, in the production system
  • Implement an animal welfare plan based on management principles
  • Who Should Attend

    Professionals working in animal production, transport and/or slaughter houses, veterinarians , agronomists and other professionals who provide services in the animal production chain. Suppliers from the animal production chain.


    NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all of our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact mclellanddube@nsf.org one week prior to your class.

    On-Site Training

    This course is available as an on-site offering. Please email us for a quote.