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Program Description

This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This regulation is one of a number of regulations and guidance that implement the provisions of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which focuses on safe food practices.

This course is designed for:

  1. U.S. based importers who meet the definition of “importer” in the FSVP rule, which includes those who own or are the consignee of food at the time of entry, or, if no owner or consignee exists, the U.S. agent or representative of the foreign owner.

  2. Others who have an interest in ensuring that the requirements of the FSVP rule are met, including brokers, exporters, foreign suppliers of food that will be exported to the U.S., persons/business owners who currently buy food from foreign sources, and representatives of foreign governments.

This course is taught by FSPCA-trained FSVP Lead Instructors. Participants will receive an official certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) after attending this training program.

The FSVP curriculum was designed by regulatory, academia, and industry professionals and developed with funding from FDA as part of the FSPCA. In contrast to the Preventive Controls (PC) rules, the FSVP rule does not require you to attend a training program following a “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. Attending this course, however, will help you understand the FSVP requirements and how those requirements can be met in your particular circumstance.

Program Benefits

What You’ll Learn

Successfully completing this course will help participants understand the FSVP requirements of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals regulation and how those requirements can be met in their particular circumstances.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the underlying purpose(s) of the FSVP rule
  • Develop an FSVP
  • Implement an FSVP
  • Implement an FSVP recordkeeping system
  • Summarize FDA oversight
Who Should Attend
  • Transportation Personnel
  • Brokers
  • Loaders
  • Carriers
  • Transporters
  • Receivers
Program Partners

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA)


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 program is available as an onsite offering. Please email us for a quote.