Program Description

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

The CanadaGAP Auditor Training program has a pre-course assignment therefore registration will close two weeks before the course start date.

This five-day course is designed to train potential auditors specifically for the CanadaGAP program. It includes an intensive review of the CanadaGAP manual requirements, with the incorporation of practical examples specific to commodity or region, and optional HACCP and repacking and wholesaling components. The course is four days of classroom training and a fifth day for review and examination(s).

Pre-Course Assignment: The pre-course assignment must be submitted at least ten business days before the course starts. Participants will be notified via email of their assignment result, and they must receive at least 80% in order to be eligible to take the course.

Exam Details:

  • This course includes a 120-minute open book examination on the fifth day
  • A 90-minute optional HACCP exam is also available for those who choose to write it
  • An optional 120-minute exam for auditing Repacking and Wholesaling Operations is also available
  • Successful participants will receive a record of successful course completion from CanadaGAP

Once registered, a copy of the CanadaGAP Food Safety Manual will be shared with the participants electronically. Participants must pre-qualify for this course by reading the CanadaGAP Food Safety Manual and passing a pre-course assignment.

Qualifying as an Auditor: In order to become a CanadaGAP Auditor, participants must meet certain qualifications and requirements. For information on these qualifications and requirements, as well as for general information on becoming a CanadaGAP Auditor, please visit

Program Benefits

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

  • Understand how to use the CanadaGAP manuals and the requirements, practices and documentation laid out within them
  • Identify how to use the CanadaGAP audit checklist
  • Describe the hazards associated with fresh produce
  • Explain the various pieces of legislation that affect Canadian operations
  • Recognize the basic responsibilities of an auditor and review basic auditing skills
  • Understand how to read and interpret different kinds of records and documents
  • Discuss the principles of risk assessment and how they apply to CanadaGAP audits
  • Understand the basics of HACCP
Who Should Attend
  • Ag Sector Professionals
  • Auditors
  • Farmers
  • Food Safety Personnel
  • Food Technologists
  • Global Food Safety Personnel
  • Growers/Producers
  • HACCP Personnel
  • Inspectors
  • Owners/Operations of Food Business
  • Plant Managers/Supervisors
  • QA / QC Personnel
  • Quality Auditors
  • Quality Systems Coordinators
Program Partners

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

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