Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP)


Certficate Program

Certificate Issuance and Use

  1. Information on how to request a certificate
    • In order to earn a Special Processes at Retail Program Certificate, participants must complete the prerequisite web courses Curing, Smoking, Drying of Meat, Poultry and Fish and the Fermentation of Sausage, Fermentation, Reduced Oxygen Packaging, Custom Processing, Shellfish and Juicing with a passing score in the post test, and attend and complete the Instructor led course FD 312: Special Processes at Retail with a passing score.
    • Upon completion of the prerequisite web courses with a passing score in the post test, and the Instructor led Special Processes at Retail course with a passing score; participants may apply to the Special Processes at Retail Certificate. The participants would contact the Program Manager to request the certificate. Upon notification from the participant, the Program Manager will request CAFSP staff to verify that the participant has completed the prerequisite web courses with a passing score in the post test, and the Instructor led Special Processes at Retail course with a passing score.
    • Participants who have received the Special Processes at Retail Program Certificate can request that CAFSP reissue the certificate should their certificate be lost. To request that a certificate be reissued, the participant should contact the program manager. The program manager will check CAFSP records to ensure that the participant is on record as holding a certificate. Upon verification, the program manager will reissue the certificate.
  2. Invalidating a Certificate
    • Certificates can be invalidated (certificates are not revoked) for the following reasons:
      1. If Participants are not present for the majority of the Instructor led course (75%)
      2. If Participants assist others during the testing or solicit assistance from other participants during the testing
      3. If Participants misrepresent or falsify their identity information or other information given to CAFSP
    • If an instructor observes any participants engaging in any of these behaviors, they must inform the local Point of Contact of the policy that was violated, and remove the individual from the course. The individual must be informed about why they were removed and that they will not be issued a certificate unless they retake the course at a later time.

 

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