The Washington Invasive Species Council is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to host a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) course. The 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.  

Using practical examples, case studies, and virtual exercises, participants will develop real-life HACCP plans specifically tailored for natural resource and invasive species management. By the end of the course participants will be able to: 

  • Implement HACCP to prevent the unintentional introduction of a non-target species 
  • Identify critical control points and control measures to prevent the unintentional spread of non-target species 
  • Evaluate HACCP forms for completeness and accuracy 
  • Recognize the importance of agency commitment and team involvement in developing a HACCP plan 
  • Specify corrective actions for specific control measures 

To register for HACCP, follow the directions below:

Please allow a few days of processing before following up if you haven’t received a response. Fill out this form to register for the course. This online course is limited to 25 participants, once the course is full participants will be notified and placed on a wait list. Registration requests must be made no later than March 16, 2022.

Please note that the course will take place over two full days (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) with minimal breaks. Students must be present for the entire session to get credit.

Full link to the form can also be found here: Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Virtual Course Registration (