The edge you need to advance your career in the food industry. 

This course is perfect for any food industry professional with roles in sanitation, production, quality, storage and logistics, R&D, or maintenance. Pest control operators who want to know how a food facility's food safety and sanitation programs directly impact pest activity and to understand the required behavior while in a food facility will find this course unbeatable. Learn everything you need to know to begin a successful career in the food industry – from GMPs and prerequisite programs to common program mistakes you can avoid to maintain a food safe operation.

You will start from the basics of sanitation and personnel practices, then progress to advanced topics like allergens, sanitary design, and integrated pest management, and complete the course with technical topics like microbiology and HACCP. Each chapter builds on and integrates into the others. At the end of every chapter there are practical skills-applying workshops and a handy guide to reference key elements of each program. Uncover the core competencies needed to contribute to a well-managed food safety/sanitation program with the combined knowledge and practical skills we deliver. Complete list of learning objectives.

Course features

In addition to information-packed course material and practical exams, each chapter includes bonus materials.

  • Multiple high-value workshops you can apply to programs in your own plants
  • A reference card that can be used for quick reference to key elements of each program

Upon succesful completion of this course you will receive 3.6 IACET continuing education units.


  • Sanitation
  • Personnel Practices
  • Body Fluids
  • Allergens
  • Transportation and Storage 
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Maintenance
  • Sanitary Design 
  • Chemical Control
  • Air and Water Quality 
  • Operational Methods
  • Physical Foreign Material Control
  • Traceability
  • Recall
  • Food Defense
  • Microbial Control
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Customer Complaints
  • Quality Control
  • Regulatory Overview
  • Self-Inspections and Internal Audits

Enrollment Information

Enrollments are accepted any time. Lesson material and exams are accessed online using a computer. Access instructions will be e-mailed upon enrollment. To receive a document of completion, students must submit an exam for each lesson and receive a 70% or above.

Complete the course at your own pace. You have up to 3 years to complete the course.

22 lessons, 3.6 CEUs

Technical Requirements

  • Internet access
  • E-mail account (must be individual)
  • Adobe Reader


Food Safety and Sanitation Distance Learning Course

Upon Enrollment$500.00