FSPCA FSVP Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Online Training


FSPCA FSVP Lead Instructor: Bita Saidi 

Co-Instructor: Sonia Akbarzadeh

Upcoming Classes

August 29-30 --- Space Available


Day 1 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Day 2 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

Course Agenda

Frequently Asked Questions

FSVP Training

USD $545.00 

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This 2 day live-virtual 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). Upon successful completion, participants will receive the official FSPCA certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO).

This course is designed for:

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

Attending this foreign supplier verification course will enable you to understand the requirements of the FSVP rule and how these requirements can be met. It will also help you to become a Qualified Individual under this rule.

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

Topics include:

  • Relationship between FSMA and FSVP

  • Building the foundation for the FSVP process

  • Overview of requirements for FSVP Preventive Controls and Produce Safety

  • Hazard Analysis

  • Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Suppliers

  • Foreign Supplier Verification

  • Re-evaluation of Foreign Suppliers

  • Importer Identification

  • Importance of Records

  • FDA Oversight

  • Compliance Dates

  • Dietary Supplements

  • Modified Requirements

  • Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Overview


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Become a FSVP Qualified Individual

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

  • Develop and implement an FSVP

  • Implement an FSVP recordkeeping system

  • Summarize FDA oversight


"By achieving proper training in understanding FSVP and FSMA requirements, we now have the proper foundation in place to create our Food Safety Plan and Import Food Products in accordance with governmental regulations. 

FIC made the rules very clear and easy to comprehend, which is a breath of fresh air compared to the regulations themselves.  Our instructor Bita was very professional, kind and was able to engage all participants and keep us attentive throughout the course.  I would highly recommend this course to others looking to gain their FSVP Certification or for those who are looking for training in FSMA or FSVP policies."

David Cockcroft
General Manager
NutraChem LLC

"Bita is an extremely kind and warm instructor. She takes the time to answer your questions. The class flows very nicely and takes a heavy subject and makes it rather light. I highly recommend for those who are looking for a flexible solution to learning the subject material."

Aaron Nastaskin
Founder at Froma Cheese


  • Manufacturers who import ingredients and food-contact packaging materials

  • Retailers who import products

  • Third Party Auditors

  • Preventative Control Qualified Individual's (PCQI) if assisting an FSVP Importer

  • Transportation Personnel

  • Brokers

  • Loaders, Carriers, Transporters

  • Receivers


  • Comprehensive FSVP electronic workbook & manual with the presentation slides and resources

  • FSPCA Qualified Individual Certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) ($50 Certificate Fee not included)

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

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