FD207 Plan Review Course

architectural drawing of a restaurant kitchenCourse Overview

This is a five-day, virtual course that involves a mix of instructor presentation and group and individual hands-on learning activities. 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. The plan review process covered in this course is based on menu and food preparation procedures with an end goal of reducing foodborne illnesses resulting from poor facility design. Lessons will cover reviewing the application and menu, reading architectural drawings, review a complete plan set, reviewing equipment, plumbing, and physical facilities, conducting preoperational inspections, communicating with key players, and reviewing mobile establishments.

The course content is divided into eight (8) modules, and each module is comprised of specific lessons and topics. Exercises to support learning include practical application exercises to support learning outcomes in every lesson and include presentation or discussion of results. Exercises are designed to solicit discussion, as this course is based on best practice guidance. The course learning strategies include a blend of presentation, group discussion, group exercises, video presentation, and instructor demonstration. 

Upcoming Courses 

Please visit the Pathlore LMS regularly for official course schedules and updates.

Individual course listings have information regarding prerequisites. 

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


Fee: $0

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

For questions please contact Deirdra Holloway at Deirdra.Holloway@fda.hhs.gov

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What Participants Are Saying

  • "I feel a lot more prepared to take on the challenge of plan review! I learned a lot of new things and got clarification on others I wasn't sure about. THIS WAS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED."
  • "I learned many valuable things from the course and will definitely be taking this information and resources back to use in plan reviews here."
  • "I really enjoyed this course training! It was fun, energetic and full of great knowledge. I learned a lot and gained a better understanding of Plan Review to assist me in my career and everyday job duties. Thank you!"