FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) Course

Agenda:  Day one 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.     Day two 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Time Zone Conversion
8:00 a.m. CT = 9:00 a.m. ET / 6:00 a.m. PT
8:00 a.m. PT = 11:00 a.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. CT

System Requirements:  Webcam, microphone and speakers

This 1.5 day 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).

This course is designed for:

  • 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. 

We would recommend bundling this course with the 3-hour PCQI Refresher training which provides greater detail on Hazard Analysis.  --> PCQI Refresher

595.00 USD

Certificate Fee Included, Tax Free

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What's Included

  • FSVP electronic workbook & manual

  • FSPCA FSVP Qualified Individual (QI) Certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) 

  • Access to Private FSVP Resource Centre (Downloads, templates, guidance materials and more)


  • Relationship between FSMA and FSVP

  • Building the foundation for the FSVP process

  • Modified Requirements

  • Hazard Analysis

  • Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Suppliers

  • Foreign Supplier Verification

  • Re-evaluation of Foreign Suppliers

  • Importer Identification

  • Importance of Records

  • FDA Oversight

Who Needs to Take This Course

  • Foreign manufacturers/farms who export ingredients and food-contact packaging materials to the U.S.

  • Retailers who import products

  • Third Party Auditors

  • Preventive Control Qualified Individuals (PCQI), if assisting an FSVP Importer

  • Transportation Personnel

  • Brokers

  • Distributors


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

  • Learn how to develop and implement an FSVP

  • Determining known or reasonably foreseeable hazards with each food imported

  • Evaluating the risk posed by the food (based on a hazard analysis and foreign supplier’s performance)

  • Usethat evaluation to approve suppliers

  • Conducting supplier verification activities

  • Maintaining documents that are required to demonstrate compliance with the regulation

  • Learn how to implement an FSVP record-keeping system

  • Summarize FDA oversight

Bita Saidi

Bita Saidi

FSPCA Lead Instructor
Christina McNeil

Christina McNeil

Top 10 FSVP FSPCA Certificate 2023
FSPCA 1000 Club Bita Saidi 2023

Bita has been named as one of the Top 10 Lead Instructors (2023) for Preventive Controls (PC) for Animal Food and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) in recognition of the number of participants trained and certificates issued between August 15, 2022 and August 15, 2023.

Her outstanding contributions have secured her in the "FSPCA 1,000 Club". This club recognizes FSPCA Lead Instructors who have collectively trained over 1,000 FSPCA course participants across the four FSPCA training curricula; PCQI for Human Food, Animal Food, FSVP and IAVA, leading to the issuance of FSPCA certificates.

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