This is one of the most commonly asked questions. Many people are confused about what it means and how to become an SQF Practitioner. Watch our 4 minute video explanation and get the answers!
Older versions of SQF required a certified SQF Practitioner. There is no longer a certification for Practitioners. However, there are requirements to meet in order to be an SQF Practitioner. An SQF certified company must designate an SQF Practitioner. This person will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the system, as well as the maintenance of the SQF Program.
The SQF Practitioner must:
Fulfill the training requirements for the Practitioner and at the same time, learn how to build your SQF food safety system.
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220.127.116.11 The SQF practitioner shall:
The above is quoted from SQF Code Edition 8
From the Guidance Document, Edition 8–SQF System Elements for Manufacturing
"The requirements of the SQF practitioner are clearly outlined in 18.104.22.168, and are further described in the SQFI guideline on SQF practitioners. Note that SQF practitioners are not required to complete an Implementing SQF Systems training course or Implementing SQF Systems examination, it is not compulsory although either or both is recommended. However the practitioner is required to understand and demonstrate knowledge of the SQF Code and its application within the site."
Our complete training program provides the training sessions the practitioner needs as well as important implementation tools: Step-by-step guidance, checklists, to-do-lists and implementation plans, tutorial, document templates, PRP templates, forms templates and technical assistance when needed.
The practitioner will play an important role in the implementation of the SQF System. In most cases they will be the project manager or leader. Make sure your practitioner has the training and tools that they need to effectively design, document and implement the system.
Self-paced online training for the Practitioner. Includes training on the requirements, implementation, internal auditing and document templates. Print certificate of completion.
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