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Who should take the course?

  • 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.

  • 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.

Delivery Methods

All deliveries cover the same exact curriculum in a minimum of 12 contact hours. 

  • Instructor-Led: Delivered live, in-person, and/or virtually by Lead Instructors trained by FSPCA.

  • Asynchronous Learning: 100% self-paced online delivery, with no Lead Instructors present physically or virtually. Asynchronous courses are reviewed by FSPCA to ensure curriculum learning objectives and learner engagement requirements are met.

  • Blended: Delivered in two parts. PART 1 is asynchronous learning and PART 2 is Instructor-Led. Both PART 1 and PART 2 must be completed to receive an FSPCA certificate of successful completion.

FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) Participant Course

This 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). This regulation is one of a number of regulations and guidance that implement the provisions of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which focuses on safe food practices. 

he FSVP curriculum was designed by regulatory, academia, and industry professionals and developed with funding from FDA as part of the FSPCA.

In contrast to the Preventive Controls (PC) rules, the FSVP rule does not require you to attend a training program following a “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. Attending this course, however, will help you understand the FSVP requirements and how those requirements can be met in your particular circumstance. 

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