NEHA Offers Updated Food Safety Training Courses in Illinois

NEHA News Release


Release Date: 
October 6, 2015

DENVER — The National Environmental Health Association will be holding two food safety credential review courses and exams this November in Illinois. The Certified Professional of Food Safety (CP-FS) and Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS) review courses and exams will be part of the Food Safety Consortium in Schaumburg, IL, November 17-20, 2015.

These two courses will offer the latest education and training for food safety practices and regulations. They also cover new developments that are currently underway in the food safety industry as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

The CP-FS Credential is designed for individuals within the public and private sectors whose primary responsibility is the protection and safety of food. The exam for this credential integrates food microbiology, HACCP principles and regulatory requirements into questions that test problem solving skills and knowledge. This two-day refresher course is designed to enhance preparation for the NEHA CP-FS credential exam. Participants are expected to have prior food safety knowledge and training equal to the eligibility requirements to sit for the CP-FS exam. The course will cover exam content areas as described in the job task analysis. The instructor will be available during and after the course for questions.

The CCFS Credential was designed for individuals looking to pursue a growth path in the food safety sector, whether in a regulatory/oversight role or in a food safety management or compliance position within the private sector. Professionals that earn the CCFS credential will have the skills and expertise necessary to ensure that food is safe for consumers throughout the manufacturing and processing environments. The CCFS class developed for the Food Safety Consortium has been designed to help candidates prepare for the credential exam.

The CP-FS and CCFS review courses will be held on November 16-17, 2015 with the exam on the 18. Registration is currently open at the following URLs:

CP-FS Review Course and Registration

CCFS Review Course and Registration

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