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The Produce Safety Alliance officially launched its in-person training programs in September of 2016. A summary of the latest course and participant data is shown below. To access the current or historical detailed reports, please use the links on the left to request the PDF. The Produce Safety Alliance does not share individual course participant information. 

Totals Through March 31, 2021

Number of Train-the-Trainer Courses Held

  • 104 Total
  • 80 Domestic Hosted
    • 75 In-Person
    • 5 Remote
  • 24 International Hosted
    • 24 In-Person
    • 0 Remote

Number of Train-the-Trainer Course Participants

  • 3,234 Total
  • 2,210 Domestic Hosted
    • 2,134 In-Person; 28 average course size
    • 76 Remote; 15 average course size
  • 1,024 International Hosted
    • 1,024 In-Person; 43 average course size
    • 0 Remote

Number of Grower Training Courses Held

  • 2,908 Total
  • 1,981 Domestic Hosted
    • 1,697 In-Person
    • 261 Remote
    • 23 Online
  • 927 International Hosted
    • 784 In-Person
    • 143 Remote

Number of Grower Training Course Participants

  • 65,077 Total
  • 41,182 Domestic Hosted
    • 37,063 In-Person; 21 average course size
    • 3,786 Remote; 15 average course size
    • 333 Online; 14 average course size
  • 23,895 International Hosted
    • 21,231 In-Person; 26 average course size
    • 2,664 Remote; 19 average course size

Where PSA Courses Have Been Hosted

  • Train-the-Trainer Courses
    • In-Person
      • 35 States Domestically
      • 11 Countries Internationally
    • Remote
      • 1 State Domestically
  • Grower Training Courses
    • In-Person
      • 50 States & 2 Territories Domestically
      • 23 Countries Internationally
    • Remote
      • 40 States & 2 Territories Domestically
      • 12 Countries Internationally

PSA Trainers

  • 2,709 Total
  • 1,872 Domestic Trainers located in 50 States & 4 Territories
  • 837 International Trainers located in 27 Countries

PSA Lead Trainers

  • 476 Total
  • 268 Domestic Trainers located in 49 States & 1 Territory
  • 208 International Trainers located in 18 Countries

Please note that not all course and participant data may be reflected in the report. As courses conclude, there may be a lag in training hosts returning course data or entering this data into the database shared with the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO). 

If you have any questions about the PSA's outreach or training activities, please contact Gretchen Wall