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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.

Courses Delivered by NEHA

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.

  • Mon, June 26, 2023 – Fri, June 30, 2023

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.

  • Mon, June 12, 2023 – Fri, June 16, 2023
  • Mon, July 10, 2023 – Fri, July 14, 2023
  • Mon, July 24, 2023 – Fri, July 28, 2023

Courses Delivered by the Association of Food and Drug Officials

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.

  • Mon, July 10 - Fri, July 14, 2023
  • Mon, August 7 - Fri, August 11, 2023

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.

  • Mon, July 24 - Fri, July 28, 2023
  • Mon, August 7 - Fri, August 11, 2023
  • Mon, September 11 - Fri, September 15, 2023

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
  • 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