National Retail Food Program Courses

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) are working with the FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs' Office of Training Education and Development (OTED) to provide free training to state, local and tribal regulatory partners.

Courses Delivered by NEHA

Courses Delivered by AFDO


For specific course information, please visit the OTED website.



Does this course qualify for NEHA CE?

Acceptable NEHA Continuing Education (CE) includes conferences, seminars, classes, lectures, online trainings, etc., related to environmental health – food, water, wastewater, air, vector and pest control, hazardous materials and/or waste management, radiation, recreation, housing and institutional health and safety, occupational health and safety, program planning and legal aspects, or general environmental health and scientific concepts. NEHA credential holders can self-report the time spent on CE activities by logging into their MyNEHA account, clicking “Credentials” (top-right) and then “Report CE’s” from the drop-down menu. 1 CE = 1 hour. Time is rounded up to the nearest whole 1.0 or 0.5, for example, 45 minutes is reported as 1.0 and 80 minutes is reports as 1.5. Scheduled breaks and lunches are not counted toward CE time.


Note: Registration does not guarantee admission into the course. All applicants will be notified at a future date of their status.

If you have questions, please send them to the email address above.

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*Note: Additional courses may be added throughout fiscal year. All course dates/locations are subject to change.


National Retail Food Program Courses Delivered by NEHA

FD204 Temporary Food Establishments Course

Participants prepare to effectively conduct an application review, menu review, and inspection of a temporary food establishment (TFE) and institute corrective actions.

FD207 Plan Review Course

The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the plan review process for retail food establishments with an emphasis on equipment and architectural design.

FD312 Special Processes at Retail Courses

This course explores the specific types of food processing in retail food establishments which are required by the FDA Food Code to have a variance and mandatory HACCP plan.