CSP2131 - Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) Planning to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species

Course CodeCSP2131
Course TitleHazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) Planning to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species
DescriptionHazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) Planning to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species is a structured process that assesses a natural resource management activity, identifies possible risks, and facilitates removal or reduction of non-target species. HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Planning) is a five-step process of
1) Activity Description, 
2) Activity Flow Chart, 
3) Identify Potential Non-Targets, 
4) Non-Target Analysis Worksheet, and 
5) Non-target Risk Assessment Plan (NTRAP). 
Using practical examples, a case study, and hands-on exercises, participants will develop real-life HACCP plans specifically tailored for natural resource management. The primary intent of this course is to prepare participants to develop and implement HACCP for field and station activities to identify and control non-targets species that may become a threat to the natural resource.

Experienced resource managers interested in becoming a certified HACCP instructor should take HACCP Planning to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species: Train the Trainer

OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define invasive species, targets, non-target species, pathways, risk assessment, control measures, and critical control points;
  • Describe invasive species issues and discuss actions addressing their spread;
  • Communicate the differences and relationships among commonly misunderstood terms: non-target species; aquatic nuisance species, invasive species, introduced species, and native and non-native species;
  • Recognize the importance of agency commitment and team involvement in developing the HACCP process;
  • Define the steps of HACCP ;
  • Assess the control measures required to determine if a task is a critical control point and the activity is continued;
  • Describe how to monitor and evaluate control measures;
  • Specify corrective actions if control measures are unable to meet management objective;
  • Review draft HACCP forms for completeness and accuracy;
  • Given HACCP forms, manuals, and a diverse team, write an NTRAP that will prevent the spread of non-target species;
  • Given a well-written NTRAP for natural resource management activities, implement the HACCP process to prevent the unintentional introduction of non-target species.
Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$398.00
Instructional Hours16
Credits/CEUs1.0
Course Content ContactEric Tsakiris; eric_tsakiris@fws.gov; 304-876-7430; eric_tsakiris@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryHabitat Assessment Restoration and Management
Course FrequencyOnce per year
Registration LinkRegister
DOI LEARN Course TypeILT
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on12/13/2018 3:30:19 AM

Schedule:  CSP2131 - Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) Planning to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species

StartEndSession InformationLocationSession Contact
1/14/2019 1/15/2019 For registration questions: sharon_howard@fws.gov
For course content questions: eric_tsakiris@fws.gov
Class starts at 8:00 AM on first day and ends at 5:00 PM on last day
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Sharon Howard; sharon_howard@fws.gov