Obtaining Federal Grant of Inspection


Course Overview

This course is designed to help you properly prepare and submit the appropriate forms, documents, and facility requirements to acquire federal inspection. The timeframe to complete each portion of the course will be dependent on your current level of documentation, timeliness to create and implement the required programs along with the ability to meet the structural or facility requirements for the establishment.

There are two sections in this course including:

  • Course module: Federal Grant of Inspection:  An interactive module where you will learn about the Federal Grant of Inspection process.
  • Resources: In this unit you will find many resources to help you through the Federal Grant of Inspection process. Many of these documents are editable Word, Excel, or PDF documents. 

NOTE: Participants cannot reproduce or share the content within the course outside of the individual establishment that purchased the course.

Course Topics

  • Step 1. File for your Federal Grant of Inspection
  • Step 2. Facility & Grounds Requirements
  • Step 3. Labeling
  • Step 4. SSOPs
  • Step 5. HACCP
  • Step 6. Supporting Programs
  • Step 7. BSE & SRM
  • Step 8. Lm for RTE Establishments
  • Step 9. Recall Plan
  • Step 10. LOTO and Map
  • Step 11. Food Defense & Crisis Management
  • Step 12: What to Expect at your Grant of Inspection Meeting with FSIS

Course Format

Self-paced Online Course



Registration Instructions (Follow Steps 1-3 Below)

To register for this course you will need to create an account, sign in with your email/password, and complete the registration process. To watch a video tutorial, demonstrating an overview of the registration process, click on the following link: Online Course Registration Video Tutorial. Step-by-step instructions are below.

  1. Step #1: Create your MSU Guest Account and Password: Create Your Account. (For detailed, step-by-step instructions visit the following page: Account Creation Instructions.)
  2. Step #2: Login to the registration system with your Community ID and Password: USDA Grant of Inspection Registration.
  3. Step #3: Follow the instructions to register for the course. Upon registration, you will receive a receipt and instructions for accessing the course.

Note: If you need to reset your password at any time go to https://auth.msu.edu/ and select the option for "Need help Signing in."

More Information

For more information, please contact Jeannine Schweihofer at grobbelj@msu.edu.

Technical Assistance

If you have any technical problems, please contact the Michigan State University IT Service Desk from 7am-12am Monday through Friday and 10am-12am on Saturday/Sunday, any day that the University is open.

  • Phone: (517) 432-6200
  • Phone (toll free): 1 (844) 678-6200
  • Email Web Form

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my username/NETID?

Your username (or NET ID) is the email address you used to create your account during registration (you use the same email address/password for registering and for taking the course).

What URL do I go to for logging into the course?

Go to: https://d2l.msu.edu/. You will see the Michigan State University at the top of the page. Login with the email address and password you set during the registration process.

I received a “not authenticated” response when trying to login – what do I do?

A “not authenticated” message is typically an issue with a password not being entered correctly.

I forgot my password – where can I reset it?

If you need to reset your password at any time go to https://auth.msu.edu/ and select the option for "Need help Signing in."