Certification course - Running a canning business (Avignon, PACA)

The CTCPA, the Centre Technique de la Conservation des Produits Agricoles, offers you the "Running a canning business" course: Would you like to work in a canning factory, open your own canning factory or simply learn how to make preserves? This training course, given in Auch, Avignon, Amiens, Nantes, Bordeaux and Mont-de-Marsan, can be financed via your CPF. The CTCPA is the Centre Technique de la Conserve. Contact us with any questions you may have about canning. Our teams are at your service.



  • Identify the technical constraints, the necessary organization of the production (treatment of the product and process) as well as the management methods essential to the respect of food safety
  • Be able to make and sterilize canned goods
  • To be able to drive a vertical static autoclave (for your self-certification)
  • Facilitate the reflection on the setting up of a transformation project in relation with its budget


  • Active and participative pedagogy.
  • Lectures, slide shows, exercises and practical work in the technology hall
  • Exchange of experiences and discussions
  • Lunch meetings with the speakers
  • Provision of documentation and training materials

    Content of the training

  • The regulation
  • Quality principles
  • The principles of sterilization
  • Packaging
  • Safe operation of the autoclave
  • the elements for the constitution of a business plan

The CTCPA offers canning training in Avignon (PACA region).

With the CTCPA, learn how to transform your products into preserves and set up your own canning factory.
Our canning training course can be financed via your personal training account. Consult the program to find out more.

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Evaluation of knowledge by MCQs and case studies. Issuance of a training certificate and a certificate of achievement. Autoclave authorization is the responsibility of the manager. A certification is proposed on request. It is included in the training in case of financing via the CPF. It consists of answering a knowledge questionnaire + a simulation exercise in a technological hall. The results are submitted to the jury.