The SANC pilot program offers training to state inspectors and staff about SANC in order to prepare states to oversee SANC programs. Training encompasses understanding the steps involved for a facility to become SANC-certified. States interested in SANC training should also send inspectors to the USDA’s “Understanding Audit” course. The “Understanding Audit” course is periodically offered to state inspectors by the USDA’s Professional Development Center. Contact your regional Plant Board leadership to find out if “Understanding Audit” courses are currently scheduled.
Outcomes of SANC Training for Inspectors
- Learn the inspector’s role in SANC
- Learn the plant production facility’s role in SANC
- Understand the benefits of the SANC program to plant production facilities
- Recognize differences between audit-based inspection programs versus snapshot or end-point inspections
- Gain base knowledge in order to answer questions about the SANC program from interested facilities in their states.
Upcoming SANC Training
- To be determined
Contact SANC with questions for participating in an upcoming SANC training.
Review for SANC Training
- What is SANC? (pdf)
- SANC Terminology (pdf )
- Framework for a Systems Approach to Nursery Certification (pdf)
Additional SANC Training Resources
- Building Your SANC Facility Manual (pdf)
- Audit Checklists and Non-Conformances (pdf)
- Park, J.L, and Grünwald, N.J. 2012, A systems approach for management of pests and pathogens of nursery crops. Plant Disease 96(9): 1236-1244. (pdf)
Previous SANC Trainings
Inspectors and state staff across the US have participated in SANC training.
|Training Date||Training Location||# Participants Trained|
|October, 2019||Denver, CO||24|
|March, 2019||Charlotte, NC||24|
|September, 2018||Indianapolis, IN||25|
|July, 2018||Riverside, CA||31|
|January, 2018||Gainesville, FL||21|
|November, 2017||Harrisburg, PA||21|
|July, 2017||San Marcos, CA||34|
|October, 2016||Glen Mills, PA||18|
|September, 2016||Waterloo, WI||14|
|January, 2016||Orlando, FL||20|
|January, 2015||Orlando, FL||15|
|September, 2014||Kennett Square, PA||18|