Seafood HACCP trainer information

SHA and AFDO have worked together to create this page for trainers to explore course registration,  trainer certification, and other trainer related information. Please email with any additional questions or concerns.

Trainer course registration

There are various SHA related courses available for trainers to teach. All Seafood HACCP Alliance (SHA) and AFDO training courses MUST be submitted 20 calendar days prior to the course start date AND be approved prior to the start date of the course for Course Completion Certificates to be issued as stated in the Standard Protocol or as stated in the Virtual Protocol.

Choose the option below that best fits the type of course you need to register.

Please submit your course applications no later than 20 calendar days prior to your course start date. If your course is not approved before your course start date, course certificates will not be issued to the participants.

For in-person courses

  • HACCP (16 contact hours)
  • SCP (6.5 contact hours)
  • Segment II (6.5 contact hours)

For virtual courses

  • Virtual Segment II (6.5 contact hours)
  • Virtual SCP (6.5 contact hours)

Training manuals

Training Materials are available in both English and Spanish.

FDA Hazards Guide, 4th edition

From the University of Florida, IFAS Extension Bookstore

Buy print version

Free digital download

The HACCP Training Curriculum, 6th edition

From the University of Florida, IFAS Extension Bookstore

Buy print version

Sanitation Control Procedures for Processing Fish and Fishery Products

From the University of Florida, IFAS Extension Bookstore

Buy print version

Trainer resources

Course conclusion

At the conclusion of your course, please email the Instructor Worksheet Form to Include your course number in the title of the email or reply to the course approval email you received from the AFDO office.  Please note that this document MUST be sent to the AFDO office in electronic format for importation into the main HACCP database.  Do not alter any of the field names and please type the names exactly as the students want them to appear on their Certificate.  The email address should be where the Certificates are to be emailed.  If the student does not have an email address, please indicate this. The Certificate will be mailed to the address provided by the student.

The Student Information Sheets and payment should be emailed to or mailed directly to the AFDO office at:

155 W Market Street, 3rd Floor
York PA 17401

Course documentation

The following documents are provided to the supervisory instructor upon approval of a course. It is the responsibility of the supervisory instructor that all documentation is completed in full and emailed to in a timely manner following the conclusion of the course. These documents are templates so feel free to download a copy to keep on file.

  • Must have a copy of the Course Completion Notice email from Cornell University (SEGMENT TWO ONLY)
  • Must submit course evaluations for virtual courses

Become a qualified trainer

Seafood HACCP Train-the-Trainer Course

Open Call for Seafood HACCP & SCP Trainers! This is a course on training techniques, materials, and requirements for participants to be recognized as “qualified” SHA instructors.