Seafood Inspection HACCP Training Certificate Requirements

Learn what you need to do to qualify for a training certificate.

Certificate of Attendance

To receive the U.S. Department of Commerce/NOAA Certificate of Attendance, participants must meet the training requirements outlined in 21 CFR Part 123.10 of the FDA Seafood HACCP Regulation.

To qualify for this certificate, individuals must:

  • Be present for all course hours.
  • Complete and submit in-class exercises, homework, learning assessments, and the final NOAA HACCP assessment (exam).
  • Meet a weighted average of 64 percent or greater, with no one assessment less than 60 percent.

Certificate of Completion

To receive the U.S. Department of Commerce/NOAA Certificate of Completion, participants must meet both the training requirements outlined in 21 CFR Part 123.10 of the FDA Seafood HACCP Regulation and the NOAA training requirements for Approved Establishments outlined in NOAA Manual 25 – Section 1.6.2.

To qualify for this certificate, individuals must:

  • Be present for all course hours.
  • Complete and submit in-class exercises, homework, learning assessments, and the final NOAA HACCP assessment (exam).
  • Meet a weighted average of 80 percent or greater, with no one assessment less than 60 percent.

Remediation

Individuals who completed the course contact hours, but who did not meet the minimum weighted average to receive a certificate may retake any of the three assessments to improve their course results.  Assessments 1 and 2 are remediated electronically.  The Final Assessment (final exam) must be proctored by a USDC/NOAA employee or designated official.  Please link here for the Post Application Assessment. For more information, please contact Lenora.Williams@noaa.gov, NOAA’s HACCP Administrator.