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The USDC/NOAA Seafood Inspection Program conducts training workshops and courses for the seafood industry and regulatory personnel. USDC/NOAA offers regularly scheduled training on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and also offers custom training options including sensory analysis, auditor training, sanitation training and training in product specifications development.

HACCP Training

USDC/NOAA HACCP Training Class for the Seafood Industry

SIP’s Training and Education instructors have trained thousands of people in HACCP in the United States and internationally. Participants who meet the completion requirements of USDC/NOAA’s 3-day class are awarded a certificate that meets 21 CFR Part 123.10 FDA Seafood HACCP Training requirements. 
USDC/NOAA offers two options for training; individuals can enroll in one of our Open Enrollment HACCP Workshops scheduled throughout the United States or can schedule an on-site, Custom HACCP Workshop

Open Enrollment and Custom HACCP Workshops for the Seafood Industry

For more information on the course, locations and registration, please link here.

3-day Basic HACCP Training Class for the Seafood Industry

USDC/NOAA’s 3-day HACCP Class [Agenda] meets the body of knowledge requirements established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for HACCP training as outlined in 21 CFR Part 123.10, incorporating the training curriculum developed by the Seafood HACCP Alliance, a national committee of which the USDC/NOAA is a founding member.  USDC/NOAA’s 3-day workshop is designed to demystify the basic principles of HACCP combining lectures and hands-on practical exercises. 

In addition to gaining an understanding of basic HACCP theory, participants will learn to use the 4th edition of FDA’s Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance (FDA Guide) to apply HACCP principles in order to meet FDA’s Seafood HACCP Regulatory requirements. 
HACCP training is available in English and can be offered in Spanish.  Requests for training workshops in Spanish need to be made to


U.S. Department of Commerce/NOAA Fisheries • 1315 East West Highway • Silver Spring, MD 20910 • Phone (301) 427-8300 • Toll Free (800) 422-2750

Our Vision:

  • "An informed society that has confidence in the seafood that they purchase, sell and consume today and in the future."

Our Mission:

  • To ensure the safety and quality as well as enhance the marketability and sustainability of seafood products for the benefit of the American consumer by providing science based inspection services to the seafood industry.