Items to Consider Before You Start

Please review the following information before you register to make sure that you have the equipment and services you need to complete the Seafood HACCP Internet course.

Minimum Computer Requirements

Type of Computer System - You can access this Internet course with almost any type of computer including either a Mac or a PC. If you are using a PC, your operating system should be at least Windows XP. If you are using a Mac your operating system should be at least OS9.

Internet Browser - You will also need to have an Internet browser installed on your computer. Most Windows systems have Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome. Apple or Macintosh computers often have Safari, Firefox or Google Chrome. Experience has shown that the course works best if you use either Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Some individuals have experienced problems with the course quizzes when using certain versions or configurations of Internet Explorer. If you experience problems with Internet Explorer, they will be resolved if you switch to Chrome, Firefox or Safari to view this course.

Additional Software Programs Needed - You will need to have a software program called Adobe Acrobat Reader™ version (3.0) or above on your computer. If you don't have this program, it can be downloaded to your computer for free. To download this program go to the Adobe website (To return to this page, use the back button on your browser). Scroll down to the "Get Acrobat Reader, Free!" link. The free version is all you'll need for this course. Follow the steps to download Acrobat Reader™. You will also need Adobe Flash Player, but you may already have it installed. If you see a red box fading to white below, you already have Flash Player on your computer and you do not need to do anything else, if not, download here.

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Internet Connection and Speed - The way that you connect to the Internet can affect how easy it is to use some features in the Seafood HACCP Internet course. Most systems currently use higher speed cable, DSL, satellite or T1 service to connect to the Internet. All of these services should provide excellent performance and a quick response time when viewing the course materials. Please keep in mind that depending on the time of day and your Internet Service Provider, your Internet connection speed may vary and slow down at times of peak use.