BTSF Online

BTSF Online

BTSF Online offers 10 e-Learning courses , which can be followed in the BTSF ACADEMY, allowing participants to learn about:

  • Animal Welfare at slaughter and killing for disease control
  • Food Contact Materials regulation
  • Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
  • Prevention, Control and Eradication of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
  • Animal Health Prevention and Controls for Aquaculture Animals / This course is not available at the moment. Updating in progress.
  • Food Hygiene and Controls on Fishery products and Live Bivalve Molluscs (LBMs)
  • Animal Nutrition / This course is not available at the moment. Updating in progress.
  • EU Plant Quarantine Regime for Imports / This course is not available at the moment. Updating in progress.
  • Animal Welfare at slaughter and killing for disease control for Poultry

The subjects covered by BTSF Online courses have increased steadily, as have its events. Innovative training approaches like e-learning have been introduced with encouraging success since 2010, with more than 35 000 people having so far taken part, and with more signing up every year.


Who can Participate

BTSF Online offers 10 e-Learning courses in 5 languages, which can be followed in our BTSF ACADEMY e-Learning Platform, available for government officials and staff of the National Competent Authorities worlwide. Please notice that for some specific BTSF EU Training Courses, it is required to have completed the BTSF Online introductory Course for the correspondent topic/s.

UPDATE 2021: New applicants and current participants (English only)

New applicants

Some of the e-learning courses in the BTSF ACADEMY were developed using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe will stop distributing or updating Flash Player after 31 December 2020, and web browsers will no longer provide support for the Flash Plugin. This decision was taken due to the decreasing numbers of people still using this software and the availability of more secure and better-performing free-licence technology such as HTML5. Since Adobe will no longer support Flash Player after 31 December, 2020, Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player from 12 January, 2021.


The following courses are already in the HTML5 format and remain available in 5 languages (EN, FR, DE, ES and PT):

  • Prevention, Control and Eradication of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE),
  • Food hygiene and control on fishery products and Live Bivalve Molluscs (FISH),
  • Animal Welfare at slaughter and killing for disease control for Poultry (AWP).

The BTSF Team has converted the following courses from FLASH into HTML5 format (but courses are only available at present in English):

  • Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • Animal Welfare at slaughter and killing for disease control (AW)
  • Food Contact Materials rules (FCMr)
  • Animal Nutrition (AN)
  • Animal Health Prevention and Controls for Aquaculture Animals (AA)

Current participants

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that only the new HTML5 format of the courses (RASFF, HACCP, AW, FCM, AN) are available from 12 January 2021 and AA from February 2021 and:

  • are still “beta versions” and might require some possible readjustments,
  • are still being reviewed and updated for technical content,
  • will be released in French, German, Spanish and Portuguese versions in the coming months.

Therefore, in order to continue your current learning experience, the BTSF Team would very much appreciate that you contact general@btsfacademy.eu in order to enroll in the new HTML5 format of the following BTSF e-learning courses (RASFF, HACCP, AW, FCMr, AN, AA).

How to Register

  • Check the NCPs Contact List for details and links to more detailed information.
  • If you are an eligible candidate, from a EU Member State or from an invited Non-EU country, you can apply to the available BTSF Online courses, via the BTSF Online Application Form. In case you have any questions about the selection criteria, please consult with the relevant National Contact Point.
  • For any other enquiries please send a message to general@btsfacademy.eu and the BTSF Team will be glad to assist you.
Last modified: Friday, 9 July 2021, 10:44 AM