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FD204 Temporary Food Establishments Course

Course Overview

This free, four-day, virtual course prepares participants to effectively conduct:

  • An application review
  • A menu review
  • An inspection of a temporary food establishment (TFE) and institute corrective actions

The course also focuses on:

  • Proper design and location of food storage
  • Preparation and serving operations
  • Sanitary facilities
  • Key steps for planning large-scale special events

Methods of instruction include lectures with hands-on group exercises and discussion.

This course is currently only available to retail food safety regulatory professionals employed with a government agency.


To register for the FD204 course:

  • Review the course announcement and details
  • Download and complete the registration form linked in the announcement
    • Right-click on “Download”
    • Choose “Save As” and save the form to your computer (desktop, file, etc)
    • Open the form via its saved location
  • Email the completed registration form to ORA-OTED-Retail@fda.hhs.gov
  • Fee: $0.00

Registration does not guarantee admission into the course. All applicants will be notified at a future date of their status. For questions contact Deirdra Holloway.

Upcoming Courses

Course announcements, including information regarding prerequisites, and registration forms are included as PDFs as they become available.

Additional courses may be added throughout fiscal year. All course dates/locations are subject to change. Visit the ORA LearnED Training System regularly for official course schedules and updates.

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.

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