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Program Description

TRAIN YOUR TEAM: Licenses can be purchased individually or in bulk. Bulk pricing discounts are available for eLearning licenses when training seven or more team members. The more you purchase, the more you save. Bulk pricing for this program is as follows:

  • 7-15 User Licenses: $262.00 USD/license
  • 16+ User Licenses: $175.00 USD/license

Please email us to take advantage of this pricing today.

This online course will take approximately 3.5 hours to complete. You can start, stop, and pause at any time, progressing through the course at your own pace.

To help companies manage their risk through a single certification, NSF’s Global Animal Wellness Standards (GAWS) were created. The standards apply to beef cattle, dairy cattle, pigs, small ruminants, meat poultry and egg-laying poultry. The standards provide a tool to determine that the key elements of an animal welfare management system are in place within an organization, and focus on animal welfare, animal health, feeding, housing and husbandry.

This self-directed online training course, designed for auditors and internal auditors with practical knowledge and experience within the protein supply chain, provides an overview of the five Management System Components that make up the core of the standard. Throughout the course you will have opportunities to test your understanding of the requirements. The activities have been designed to give you greater insight into the interpretation of the standard and will prepare you for the final assessment.

A copy of the standard is available for download from the Document Library once you have registered for the program.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions. You will have three months to complete the course from the date of registration. Upon successful course completion, including a passing score on a final test, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate of Accomplishment.

Licenses can be purchased individually or in bulk. To purchase group/bulk licenses, please contact

Credit Details

0.30 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 0.3 CEUs for this program.

Program Benefits

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

  • Adopt a management system approach to animal welfare audits
  • Conduct an audit of the system components of the GAWS
  • Begin to adopt a risk-based approach to auditing animal welfare
  • Who Should Attend
    • Ag Sector Professionals
    • Auditors
    • Certification Managers
    • Facility Managers
    • Food Safety & Quality Personnel
    • Growers/Producers
    • HACCP Personnel
    • Inspectors
    • Internal auditors
    • Operations/Maintenance/Sanitation
    • Owners/Operations of Food Business
    • Plant Managers/Supervisors
    • Production Managers/Supervisors
    • Public Health Inspectors
    • QA/QC Personnel
    • Quality Systems Coordinators
    • Regulatory Authorities & Personnel
    • Supply Chain Managers
    • Training Personnel

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

    Private Team Training

    This program is not available as an onsite offering.