Certified Food Quality Technician
Of all functions in the food industry, Quality Control (QC)/Quality Assurance (QA) require many diverse methodical, technical, and analytical skills. As a working professional serving the role of Quality technician, one is expected to be thorough with all quality related aspects: from the factors that may affect it to the possible solutions to quality related problems as well as looking for innovative solutions to build more quality laden products. The Certification Examination allows just the same: it gives an opportunity to prove your abilities and add more worth to your profile as a Quality Technician.
The study material being provided when you enroll for a Certification Examinationis aimed at imparting detailed and thorough understanding of the concept of Quality and its management as well as methods to build quality into products. Several specialized modules have been added to guide the participant through concepts like Total Quality management, strategies for assuring and assessment of quality levels.
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 Quality Technician 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 preparation 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
- Food Quality Assurance and Quality Control
- Food Chemistry
- Fundamentals of Food Microbiology
- Food Analysis
- Quality Testing Procedures
- Statistical Quality Control
- Quality Assurance and Quality Control- Possible Problems and Fixes
- Setting up Quality Control Checks, Inspections, and Audits
- 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 participants 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 curriculum 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 is confirmed by the institute, the requisite 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. 15500/- for Indian nationals and 300 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 Technician 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 get 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.