HACCP Certification Course


The Intermediate HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) Certification Course is designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to enhance their understanding and implementation of HACCP principles in a food safety management system. Building upon the foundational concepts of HACCP, this course is specifically tailored for individuals seeking to advance their expertise in food safety and regulatory compliance.

Through a combination of interactive lectures, case studies, group discussions, and hands-on exercises, participants will delve deeper into the intricacies of HACCP, focusing on critical control points, potential hazards, and preventive measures in various food production and processing scenarios. This course will equip learners with the necessary tools to effectively identify, evaluate, and control food safety hazards across the entire supply chain.


10 Days

Who Should Attend

This intermediate-level course is ideal for professionals and practitioners involved in food safety management, quality control, regulatory compliance, and those responsible for implementing and maintaining HACCP systems. This course is particularly suited for individuals who have already completed a basic HACCP certification course or have a working knowledge of HACCP principles.

Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, participants will learn:

1.      Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of HACCP and their practical application in a food safety management system.

2.      Apply advanced hazard analysis techniques to identify and assess potential biological, chemical, and physical hazards in food production and processing.

3.      Determine critical control points (CCPs) effectively, establish critical limits, and implement appropriate monitoring and verification procedures.

4.      Develop and implement robust validation protocols to ensure the effectiveness of HACCP plans and control measures.

5.      Create comprehensive documentation, including standard operating procedures (SOPs), record-keeping systems, and traceability measures, to support HACCP implementation and compliance.

6.      Analyze emerging issues, trends, and challenges in food safety and understand their impact on HACCP implementation and regulatory compliance.

7.      Conduct HACCP audits, inspections, and internal reviews to assess the effectiveness of HACCP plans and identify areas for improvement.

8.      Modify and adapt HACCP plans to address specific food production scenarios and align with changing industry standards and regulations.

9.      Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to identify potential risks, analyze data, and implement corrective actions within the HACCP framework.

10.  Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to ensure successful implementation and maintenance of HACCP systems.

Course Outline

Module 1: Review of Basic HACCP Principles

·         A recap of the fundamental concepts and principles of HACCP, including the seven principles and their application in ensuring food safety.

Module 2: Hazard Analysis Techniques

·         Advanced techniques for conducting a thorough hazard analysis, including identification of biological, chemical, and physical hazards, and their associated risks.

Module 3: Critical Control Points (CCPs)

·         In-depth exploration of CCPs, including their determination, monitoring, and validation, as well as establishing critical limits and corrective actions to maintain control.

Module 4: Verification and Validation

·         Strategies and methods for verifying the effectiveness of HACCP plans, including validation protocols, calibration, and documentation.

Module 5: Advanced Documentation and Record-Keeping:

·         Best practices for developing comprehensive HACCP documentation, including record-keeping systems, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and maintaining traceability.

Module 6: Emerging Issues and Challenges:

·         Examination of current trends, regulations, and emerging challenges in food safety and how they impact HACCP implementation and compliance.

Module 7: HACCP Auditing and Compliance:

·         Understanding the auditing process, internal and external audits, preparing for inspections, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

Module 8: Advanced HACCP Plan Development:

·         Practical guidance on developing and modifying HACCP plans to address specific food production scenarios and align with changing industry standards.

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.