The FaBsafe Certificate® is a four-hour program designed to provide food and beverage manufacturers affordable and convenient basic food safety training. Our certificate-of-completion is a strategic response to the documented food safety training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Certifications. 

FSMA requires that all persons in a food or beverage manufacturing facility (regardless of position) have documented food safety training. Individuals must receive training in the principles of food hygiene and food safety, including the importance of employee health and hygiene, at an appropriate frequency (annually or more often) depending on the food facility and the individual’s assigned duties. FaBsafe offers a foundation of training and an annual renewal to assist in your compliance. The FaBsafe Certificate® is affordable, accessible and reputable.


  • $79 (members) or $99 (non-members) for the 4-hour foundation certificate. Includes coursebook.
  • $35 for the 60-minute annual refresher online (starting in January 2020).


  • Monthly in-person training sessions. 
  • On-site training available for a minimum of 10 employees.
    • $59 (members) or $79 (non-members)
    • $200 annual on-site fee to include up to five custom slides for your specific industry or business
    • Instructor expenses (mileage @ $0.545/mile, and hotel or dining if required)
    • Additional program customization available at $55/hour

To set up on-site training, contact Pat Werner, FaB’s Director of Food Safety at [email protected].


  • Offered by FaB Wisconsin, developed in partnership with our member companies and universities.
  • Actual certificates of completion are awarded, and certificate numbers tracked.
  • Presented by an experienced industry professional. Meet your instructor below!


The FaBsafe Certificate® four-hour program is supported with a takeaway handbook and videos and covers the following in five modules. Each module is followed by a quiz. 
1. Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs or GMPs)
2. Employee GMPs and Personal Hygiene
3. Sanitation and Environmental Programs
4. Food Safety Plan and Hazard Analysis
5. Regulatory Compliance with FDA and USDA


To be awarded a FaBsafe Certificate® of Completion or Annual Renewal, attendees/students need to achieve an 85% or better overall score on the quizzes.
Upon passing the quizzes, attendees will receive a renewable and documented food safety training certificate of completion tracked by FaB. A FaBsafe Certificate® is good for one year and renewable annually for $55.
NOTE: A FaBsafe Certificate® does not replace training specific to the food or beverage manufacturer you work for, but does offer a foundation of food safety training that may be applied to any food or beverage manufacturing environment.


Attendees will learn directly from the certificate's developer, Pat Werner. Pat is director of food safety, quality, and compliance for FaB Wisconsin. She comes to her role with more than 30 years of industry experience, including plant management and product development management, most recently with Chr. Hansen.  Pat earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Western Illinois University and her MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management.


Looking for a new way to stand for your food safety? Consider a FaBsafe Program Annual Sponsorship and receive up to 20 complimentary certifications each year. Take advantage of our upcoming schedule, or consider bringing FaBsafe training in-house. You’ll also see your company logo included in all FaBsafe programming materials and its website pages. Not sure you can use 20 complimentary certifications? Consider donating them back to our pool of FaBsafe scholarships made available to entrepreneurs and students.

For a $2,500 annual sponsorship investment, receive:

  • Logo recognition on training materials and FaBsafe website pages for one year
  • Up to 20 complimentary certificates each year* (use for your people or donate them to our pool of FaBsafe scholarships made available to entrepreneurs and students)

For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Emily at [email protected].


*Up to 20 certificates. If a registrant does not pass the course, retakes are counted as an additional certificate.