Vessel Sanitation Training
The Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) offers training seminars six times per year. Only cruise ship management staff can attend. Visit VSP Seminar Training for more information about training dates and registration.
Seminars are specifically designed for the cruise ship industry; they focus on public health practices that are important for protection of cruise ship passengers and crew. The training is based on criteria from the current VSP Operations Manual [PDF – 4.88 MB] and other public health resources.
Topics covered during the seminar are grouped in three categories.
|VSP Program Overview||Foodborne Hazards and Illness||Waterborne Illnesses|
|Surveillance, Passenger/Employee Health, and Outbreak Investigations||Food Safety: Parts 1 and 2||Water Chemistry|
|Equipment and Facilities||Potable Water—Food and Beverage||Potable Water|
|Environmental Health||Recreational Water Facilities—Food and Beverage||Recreational Water Facilities|
|Housekeeping and Infection Control||Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP): Parts 1 and 2||Cross-connection Control|
|Integrated Pest Management||Food Protection and HACCP—Technical|
- Page last reviewed: June 17, 2013
- Page last updated: August 5, 2013
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