Eligibility Requirements

Certified in Food Safety Supplier Audits (CFSSA):

A. Bachelor’s Degree Track: You are eligible for the CFSSA credential if you have:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education or equivalent with 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of core science education (a combination of biological sciences, chemistry, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, or related science field).
  2. Three years of experience in food production or in conducting regulatory food inspections at a supervisory or advanced capacity.
  3. Evidence of HACCP Training. Completion of HACCP training course based on the principles of CODEX Alimentarius and of a minimum duration of two days or equivalent. The course must include an assessment and result in the issuance of a certificate.
  4. Evidence of the Professional Food Safety Auditor Training Course or equivalent training course.

 

B. Experience Track: You are eligible for the CFSSA credential if you have:

  1. 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of college level core science education (a combination of biological sciences, chemistry, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, or related science field).
  2. Five years of experience in food production or in conducting regulatory food inspections at a supervisory or advanced capacity.
  3. Hold a current CCFS Credential or pass the NEHA CCFS certificate training course or an equivalent training course.
  4. Evidence of HACCP Training. Completion of HACCP training course based on the principles of CODEX Alimentarius and of a minimum duration of two days or equivalent. The course must include an assessment and result in the issuance of a certificate.
  5. Evidence of the Professional Food Safety Auditor Training Course or equivalent training course.
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