FSVP 'Qualified Individual' Training & Certification 2-Modules


This webinar will provide you the understanding you need to comply with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Human and Animal Regulation.

Food Seminars International has partnered with Environ Health Associates to offer this 3-hour recorded webinar for persons seeking a basic overview as well as a Certificate of Training in the FSVP.  Environ Health will provide you a Certificate of Training as an FSVP-Qualified Individual.  You may need further education and experience to implement and manage an FSVP.

The FSMA-FSVP regulation is intended to ensure the safety of imported food into the United States. The regulation requires importers to verify that food they import into the United States is produced in compliance with all laws and rules of FDA, is not adulterated, and is not misbranded with respect to food allergen labeling.


 Course Features:

  • The Complete 472-Page FSVP Course Participant Manual
  • A complete review of the standardized curriculum in two (2)  1 1/2 hour recorded webinar sessions
  • An Environ Health Associates Certificate of Training 


 Content of Course:

                                               Module 1  (1 hr 36min)

            Chapter 1:  FSMA vs. FSVP

            Chapter 2:  Building the Foundations for the FSVP Process

            Chapter 3:  Overview of Requirements

            Chapter 4:  Hazard Analysis


                                              Module 2  (1 hr 35min)

            Chapter 5:   Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Supplier

            Chapter 6:   Foreign Supplier Verification

            Chapter 7:   Reevaluation of Foreigh Supplier

            Chapter 8:   Importer Identification

            Chapter 9:   Records

            Chapter 10: FDA Oversight


Who should receive this training:

  • You are a U.S.‐based importer who meets the definition of “importer” in the FSVP rule, which includes those who own or are the consignee of food at the time of entry, or, if no owner of consignee exists, the U.S. agent or representative of the foreign owner; OR,
  • You are a foreign supplier of food that will be exported to the US; OR,
  • You are a person who needs to ensure that the requirements of the FSVP rule are met, such as brokers, exporters, business owners who currently buy food from foreign sources, and representatives of foreign governments; OR,
  • You are a retailer who imports products; OR, 
  • You are manufacturer who imports ingredients or food-contact packaging materials; OR,
  • You are a consultant, trainer, or third-party auditor


Presenter:  Roy E. Costa, R.S, M.S., M.B.A.

Mr. Costa is President of Environ Health Associates, and is a Registered Sanitarian with over 30 years of experience in the field of disease prevention, public health, and education. He is a designated FSPCA Lead Instructor.  

He has conducted hundreds of training sessions having trained more than 12,000 individuals. His regulatory experience as an environmental investigator includes over 100 epidemiological investigations of illness outbreaks, including E. coli, salmonellosis, shigellosis, hepatitis A, norovirus, tuberculosis, scabies, and MRSA among others. In the area of food safety and related fields, he has delivered more than 100 presentations, published more than 50 articles and technical reports, and has been interviewed for television, radio, and newspapers more than a dozen times. Mr. Costa has served as both the Past President of the Florida Association for Food Protection, as well as the Florida Environmental Health Association.

Cost of this training:

ONLY $299

  • Item #: 1102hFSVP
  * Marked fields are required.
Price $299.00