Knowledge Center

Whether you are searching for basic information about 3-A Sanitary Standards and 3-A Accepted Practices or more in-depth knowledge on specific subjects, this is your place to start. This Center contains several sections, including:

E-Learning Modules

The E-learning format combines the elements of traditional live seminars with the accessibility and flexibility of online learning. Each course is available online 24/7, 365 days a year, enabling you to choose when and where you want to learn. You can complete the modules from your office, your home, or on-the-road. You don’t have to be away from the office or shop floor. All you need is an internet connection. The 3-A SSI E-learning modules are available for free! Browse the 3-A SSI’s on-demand E-learning Modules.

Quick Guides

The 3-A SSI Quick Guides are an easy way to find answers to many of the procedural questions related to 3-A Certification for instance, “What is 3-A Symbol?”, “How to Renew/Amend the 3-A Certificate?”, “How to Use or Display the 3-A Symbol?” These are short interactive mini-courses which are no more than 5 minutes long and are mobile-friendly. Check out the embedded screencasts and links to specific places of the 3-A website to quickly find relevant documentation and relevant sections of the 3-A website. View the 3-A Quick Guides.

3-A Resource Papers

This section features authoritative papers on key subjects including the 3-A Symbol program and hygienic design as it relates to the 3-A Sanitary Standards and 3-A Accepted Practices (APs). These papers are intended to supplement information found in various 3-A Sanitary Standards and 3-A Accepted Practices. Readers are encouraged to obtain complete copies of the current standards. View the Resource Papers.

Resource Links

This section includes published articles/papers on subjects of interest relating to hygienic design in general or 3-A SSI and its standards and 3-A Accepted Practices. This also includes links to other useful technical resources on sanitary design. View the Resource Links.

Video Resources

This section is a valuable ‘gateway’ to learn about many aspects of 3-A SSI, including the structure of the organization, the 3-A Symbol, essential elements of 3-A Sanitary Standards, the Third Party Verification (TPV) inspection required for 3-A Symbol authorization, and much more. View the Video Resources.

This Resource Center will constantly change and grow. We welcome your comments and suggestions on additional links that may benefit our visitors or ideas for other topics/issues we should add to our monographs.

Annual Meetings’ Presentations

This section features PowerPoint presentations from the 3-A SSI past Annual Meetings. The documents are divided by topic for easier navigation and are available for download in PDF format. View the presentations.