HACCP Email Question for the RKM/RFMC (Select)

1 – What is HACCP? https://www.fda.gov/food/hazard-analysis-critical-control-point-haccp/haccp-principles-application-guidelines
2 – What is COOL? https://www.forcecom.uscg.mil/Portals/3/Images/VOL_ED/CG%20COOL%20FAQs.pdf?ver=2020-02-26-120153-943
3 – What is the CS Career Guide? https://coastguardculinary.files.wordpress.com/2023/01/cs-career-guide-final-publish_14-feb.pdf

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Good Morning Master Chief,

With the CS Career Guide, I see “Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager” as a credential worth obtaining. I can’t seem to locate it on CG Cool or locate the site that the credential is associated with. Do you happen to know where I would find it or who I should reach out to for information in locating that credential?




Good afternoon. There is no HACCP Manager course on COOL yet. If your unit was somehow willing to pay for it (long shot) I would go with the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for the most legit route:  https://www.nsflearn.com/us/courses/haccp-food-safety-leadership-managers-and-supervisors.

Here is another list of cheaper HACCP course providers:

Your best case scenario (I’ve seen it done) to obtain “Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager” would be to check with your local community college if they offer a course on HACCP so you can utilize CG tuition assistance.

If it was not offered at the local community college, I would not go out of my way to obtain a HACCP Certification until it becomes available on COOL. In the meantime, for a sanitation certification, I would go with The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP) Food Safety Manager Certification (FSMC) on COOL: https://www.cool.osd.mil/uscg/credential/index.html?cert=fsmc192.

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Hope this helps! Thank you so much for the Email CS2.


Very Respectfully,

Culinary Specialist Master Chief James Swenson
Rating Force Master Chief (RFMC Select)
Rating Knowledge (RKM) – TRACEN Petaluma
Phone: 860-389-4470


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