Badges and Certificates

Food Safety Defense Certificate

The Food Safety & Defense online graduate certificate program is an inter-institutional certificate program offered as part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA / AG IDEA), in cooperation with Iowa State University, Kansas State University, and the University of Missouri. 

This online certificate can complement a graduate degree program or allow food industry professionals to advance their careers while working full-time to pursue in-depth specialized training. Core courses include Food Microbiology, Food Safety and Security, HACCP, and Food Toxicology as well as two additional elective courses.


FARRP Food Allergen Fundamentals Digital Badge

Food allergens remain a critical food safety concern for manufacturers throughout the food industry. Developing and implementing effective allergen control plans requires a robust understanding of foundational food allergen concepts. The new FARRP Food Allergen Fundamentals online course is designed both for industry professionals new to a role with food allergen management responsibilities and for those wanting a refresher on core food allergen concepts.