Self-Guided Online SAVA Courses Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Series

The online Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Series provides detailed information about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards, including how-to instruction for enrollment and advancement in conformance. 

This series of 10 self-guided courses is designed for program managers and others directly responsible for conducting program self-assessments or verification audits. It is based on the same content as FDA’s face-to-face course offerings.  

These courses work together to enhance a participant’s ability to meet the following learning objectives: 

  1. Define the core requirements for each of the nine Program Standards.
  1. Describe the Self-Assessment and Verification Audit process for each of the nine Program Standards.  
  1. Assess retail food regulatory program information to determine conformance with the core criteria in each of the 9 Program Standards  

This series is free to state, local, tribal, and territorial partners currently enrolled or interested in enrolling in the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards, and for those desiring to perform self-assessments or verification audits of their own programs.

The courses can be completed at the user’s own pace through the FDA’s ORAU LearnED system. Once logged in to LearnED, the series can be accessed by searching for the course code FD8030S00.

If you have problems accessing LearnED, please reach out to your FDA Retail Food Specialist

Detailed information regarding course descriptions and course objectives is available on the ORAU Portal. If you have questions about the FDA Retail Program Standards, please contact an FDA Retail Food Specialist. Please visit the FDA Retail Food Protection website for information about the Retail Program Standards.  

See our other tools related to the Voluntary National Retail Program Standards.

Last updated: June 15, 2023