Applicants are strongly recommended to consult the Professional Certification Handbook (available for download at the beginning of the application) before and during the application to ensure that they meet the recommended minimum requirements for a certification.
Applicants should make a preliminary self-assessment before application, based on the following general requirements:
- Technologist: A degree in Food Science and Technology (FST) or food-related area plus 2 years of working experience in the selected area (Q&S or Product Development). Demand in working experience will be lower for higher university qualifications and higher for non-food related degrees or no higher education.
- Supervisor: A degree in FST or food-related area plus 4 years working experience in the selected area (Q&S or Product Development), one of the years in supervision activities. Demand in working experience will be lower for higher university qualifications and higher for non-food related degrees or no higher education.
- Manager: A degree in FST or food-related area plus 8 years working experience in the selected area (Q&S or Product Development), two of the years in management activities. Demand in working experience will be lower for higher university qualifications and higher for non-food related degrees or no higher education.
If these general requirements are fulfilled, applicants can continue with the application process. These requirements are illustrative. Each particular case will be evaluated by the ISEKI-Food Association Certification Committee.
The application consists of 5 sections.
Fill in your personal information.
Upload information on your education, training and professional experience to create your CPD portfolio. This information can be continuously updated and be available for download. Upload the necessary diplomas, certifications and documents to validate your CPD merits.
Make a self-assessment of the required Learning Outcomes (LOs) vs. your CPD portfolio merits according to the information in the Professional Certification Handbook. To be eligible for certification, applicants will have to show evidences of achievement at least 70% of the LOs of each group (knowledge, skills and competences). In that case, Foodcareers recommends the applicant to continue with the certification process.
Select the job title you wish to apply for certification.
Choose your payment method and submit your application.
After completing the application procedure, Foodcareers will contact you about the payment of the certification fees and will keep you informed on the state of the evaluation procedure.
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Certification will have a validity of 5 years. After this period the applicant should show evidence of newly-acquired knowledge and skills through education, training and/or professional experience in the area(s) of certification and apply for recertification to extend the validity of the certification title for further 5 years.
Applying for a higher certification level
A certified professional wishing to apply for a higher certification level can do it in any time. Consulting the Professional Certification Handbook, professionals need to acquire and provide proofs of the missing Learning Outcomes for the respective professional certification(s) and apply for a higher certification level.