Certified Food Quality Manager
As Continuous improvement is the basic requirement of Food industry these days, IGMPI has brought an opportunity for all the professionals involved in the Quality management scenario to learn more and get certified as a professional Quality Manager. The work profile of a quality manager often revolves around monitoring and advising on the performance of the quality management system, producing data and reporting on performance, measuring against set standards. Quality managers aim to ensure that the product or service an organisation provides is fit for purpose, establish its consistency, and meets both external and internal requirements. The study material has been devised with an all-intensive and exhaustive approach at imparting complete conceptual knowledge of Quality practices, means of assessment and improving Quality to a person skilled in the art. This programme would be an intense help for people working in the industry at Quality management positions.
The case study based approach in the training provided for the certification programme is designed for working professionals in full time employment who want to update their knowledge and gain required skills and attitude in the area in order to become a certified Food Quality Manager in the domain. This certification is also beneficial for professionals from different streams to help them intensify their knowledge. An advanced training having rigorous case studies based methodology will be imparted to all participants for preparing of the Certifying Examination.
The training in Quality Assurance and Quality Control imparted by IGMPI is approved and certified by Quality Council of India, Government of India.
Certified Study Resources
- Introduction to Food Quality Assurance and Quality Control
- Concept of Quality Assurance in Food Industry
- Quality Testing Tools and Techniques
- Good Documentation Practices and Its Role
- Quality Control Checks: Inspections and Audits
- Total Quality Management and GMP
- Quality Assurance- A risk based approach (Possible problems & Fixes)
- Quality Certifications, Govt. Regulations, ISO, FSSAI & FDA Guidelines
- Deviation Management, CAPA, and Change control
- Case Studies
The participants must have three years of on-the-job experience in any of related areas. Any Life Science , Home Science, Agriculture, Food graduate/ B.Pharm/M. pharm/MSc. /PhD in Science disciplines/ any diploma /degree holders, working professionals of any of the following industry types, Food products manufacturing, Ayurvedic food products, Food Processing industry, Retail, and Food Service establishments, Food Packaging, Food/Food ingredient-based Research, Biotechnology or any related industry are highly encouraged to apply for the programme as long as they have the required three years of on-the-job experience . Those who have completed their post graduation will need to have 2 years of on-the-job experience and those who have completed their PhD will need to have 1 year of on-the-job experience. Selection will be based on the participant’s profile. IGMPI reserves the right to reject any application with full fee refund.
The registration dates for this certification run by the institute are updated timely on the website. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the website make the certification lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants. After registration confirmation by the institute, required study resources, assessment test papers will be dispatched to the participants. The study resources are considered sufficient for the preparation of the certification exam. However, the participants should feel free to go through other study resources as well. The certification examination will be notified after 2 months of the registration.
Certification and Membership Fees
Rs. 18000/- for Indian nationals and 500 USD for overseas students. This covers the certification registration fee and examination fee. An additional membership fee of Rs 4500/-( USD 125 for overseas) is optional to pay in order to avail the services of Certified Study Resources and training for the preparation of the certification exam.
Assessment & Certification
All the participants are expected to appear for online assessment. After successful completion the participants will be certified as Food Quality Manager by IGMPI. For all the above mentioned elaborate study resources, Assessment test papers and case studies would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details are updated on the website as well. The certification will be awarded after the required levels of knowledge, skills, professionalism and attitude are assessed through the IGMPI assessment process.
In case the participant is not able to pass the certification exam in first attempt/exam notification, he/she will have to re- register for the next scheduled examination by submitting re- registration form along with the re- registration fee of Rs. 1500/-(50 USD). However, the participants will be given sufficient flexibility in scheduling their First certification exam.