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National Retail Food Program Courses

FY23 Course Offerings

Note: These courses are currently only available to retail food safety regulatory professionals employed with a government agency.

FD112 Food Code

This course covers the requirements and guidance provided in the FDA Model Food Code and its associated Public Health Reasons to prepare regulators for application of the Food Code to retail food and food service establishments. Learn more.

  • May 7 - 9, 2024

FD204 Temporary Food Establishments

Participants prepare to effectively conduct an application review, menu review, and inspection of a temporary food establishment (TFE) and institute corrective actions. Learn more.

FD207 Plan Review for Food Establishments

The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the plan review process for retail food establishments with an emphasis on equipment and architectural design. Learn more.

FD215 Managing Retail Food Safety

This course is designed to allow participants an opportunity to explore the various ways that risk-based inspections can be applied in retail and food service establishments. Learn more.

  • July 8 - 12, 2024

FD218 Risk-Based Inspection Methods in Retail

This workshop builds upon concepts learned in FD215 Managing Retail Food Safety and is designed to further enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of food safety inspection officers in conducting risk-based inspections. Learn more.

  • May 13 - 17, 2024
  • July 29 - August 2, 2024

FD312 Special Processes at Retail

This course explores the specific types of food processing in retail food establishments which are required by the FDA Food Code to have a variance and mandatory HACCP plan. Learn more.

ER310: Food Safety Issues in the Event of Disasters

This course emphasizes best practices to address food safety issues faced in the event of a disaster.

FDA Independent Course Delivery

For specific course information, visit the FDA OTED website.

Course Registration

  • Download the Registration Form for the course you would like to attend
    • Right-click on “Download”
    • Choose “Save As” and save the form to your computer (desktop, file, etc)
    • Open the form via its saved location
  • Email the completed course registration form to: ORA-OTED-Retail@fda.hhs.gov
  • Fee: $0.00

Note: Registration does not guarantee admission into the course. All applicants will be notified at a future date of their status. Email questions to Deirdra Holloway at FDA.

Review required prerequisites on the course announcement at ORA LearnED Training System

To set up a LearnED account, follow the instructions at ORA LearnED Training System