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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 December 31, 2020

Number of Train-the-Trainer Courses Held

  • 101 Total
  • 75 Domestic Hosted
    • 74 In-Person
    • 3 Remote
  • 24 International Hosted
    • 24 In-Person
    • 0 Remote

Number of Train-the-Trainer Course Participants

  • 3,191 Total
  • 2,138 Domestic Hosted
    • 2,123 In-Person; 28 average course size
    • 44 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

  • 2,741 Total
  • 1,855 Domestic Hosted
    • 1,673 In-Person
    • 163 Remote
    • 19 Online
  • 886 International Hosted
    • 771 In-Person
    • 115 Remote

Number of Grower Training Course Participants

  • 62,532 Total
  • 39,389 Domestic Hosted
    • 36,807 In-Person; 21 average course size
    • 2,314 Remote; 14 average course size
    • 268 Online; 14 average course size
  • 23,143 International Hosted
    • 20,929 In-Person; 26 average course size
    • 2,214 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
      • 33 States & 2 Territories Domestically
      • 10 Countries Internationally

PSA Trainers

  • 2,678 Total
  • 1,836 Domestic Trainers located in 50 States & 4 Territories
  • 842 International Trainers located in 28 Countries

PSA Lead Trainers

  • 464 Total
  • 262 Domestic Trainers located in 49 States & 1 Territory
  • 202 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