FSPCA FSVP Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Online Training

FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Blended Course



FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Blended Part 1 and 2


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System Requirements

Webcam, microphone and speakers


8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Note: Courses are offered in both Eastern and Pacific Time Zones. 



This part 2 live-virtual interactive 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). Upon successful completion, participants will receive the official FSPCA certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO).

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.Learning this course will enable you to understand the requirements of the FSVP rule and how these requirements can be met. It will also help you to become a Qualified Individual under this rule.

Blended Course Structure:

Part 1: Online Self-Paced
Part 2: Instructor-Led

Part 1: Online Self-Paced


Once enrolled in Part 1, you can begin the course immediately. You will also receive an automated enrolment confirmation email. You have 8 months to complete the online course. Upon completion of Part 1, you will receive an enrolment ticket and a completion email. Present either the enrolment ticket or completion email to your Part 2 lead instructor. Part 1 must have been completed with 9 months of the Part 2 training.

Cost: USD $250.00

Part 2: Instructor-Led (Live-Virtual Delivery)


Instructor-Led course is a review of the material from Part 1. We will address questions that you may have related to the material and complete exercises applying the knowledge that you gained from the course materials.  In order to receive the Certificate of training from FSPCA, you must complete Part 1 Online before the Part 2 class.

Cost: USD $295.00


  • Relationship between FSMA and FSVP

  • Building the foundation for the FSVP process

  • Overview of requirements for FSVP Preventive Controls and Produce Safety

  • Hazard Analysis

  • Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Suppliers

  • Foreign Supplier Verification

  • Re-evaluation of Foreign Suppliers

  • Importer Identification

  • Importance of Records

  • FDA Oversight

  • Modified Requirements

  • Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Overview

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

  • Become a FSVP Qualified Individual

  • Explain the underlying purpose(s) of the FSVP rule

  • Develop and implement an FSVP

  • Implement an FSVP recordkeeping system

  • Summarize FDA oversight


  FSVP electronic workbook & manual
 FSPCA Qualified Individual Certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) 
 Access to Private FSVP Resource Centre (Downloads, templates, guidance materials and more)

FSPCA FSVP Certificate

$50 Certificate Fee Included!


* Manufacture who imports ingredients and food-contact packaging materials

* Retailers who import products

* Third Party Auditors

* Preventative Control Qualified Individual's (PCQI) if assisting an FSVP Importer

* Transportation Personnel

* Brokers

* Loaders, Carriers, Transporters

* Receivers


This FSVP course was extremely helpful in teaching me the overall basics of the FSVP. The course was very interactive, which helps keep you tuned in and actively learning.

Meagan Morgan
Food Safety Director
Stella Farms LLC


This course was an effective way to learn the requirements for managing Foreign Supplier Verification Programs. Part One allowed you to learn the fundamentals in a self-paced environment, and Part Two put those learnings to practice. The instructor did a wonderful job of both guiding and pushing us to learn and experience the materials. I feel confident that I will be able to fulfill the role as a Qualified Individual for FSVP after completing this course.

Chris Fuller
Director of Food Safety & Regulatory Affairs 
Milk Specialties Global

Bita was able keep everyone engaged throughout the class. She was knowledgeable about FSVP and has a great positive attitude.

Great job! I would take another online class with Bita Saidi again!

Ashley Lewis
Consumer Safety Officer

Food and Drug Administration

By achieving proper training in understanding FSVP and FSMA requirements, we now have the proper foundation in place to create our Food Safety Plan and Import Food Products in accordance with governmental regulations. 

FIC made the rules very clear and easy to comprehend, which is a breath of fresh air compared to the regulations themselves.
I would highly recommend this course to others looking to gain their FSVP Certification or for those who are looking for training in FSMA or FSVP policies.

David Cockcroft
General Manager
NutraChem LLC


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