Certified Food Regulatory Affairs Professional
IGMPI has brought an opportunity to become a Certified Food Regulatory Affairs Professional for those who understand the basic stages of the food production life cycle and their regulatory requirements. The certification would impart among the candidates the ability to examine specific regulations that governs the food industry in USA, Europe, UK, Canada, Japan, India etc. The certification is designed as a comparative analysis of food regulatory systems of different nations integrated with concrete management tools of the supply chain like, Certification schemes, Regulatory compliance with government guidelines, product approval procedures etc. To obtain the certification, candidate must clear the qualifying exam for which proper training materials will be provided by the institute.No extra charges will be applied for this material.
This certification is aimed at improving the conceptual knowledge of the participant towards formation of efficient public policies, compliance with regulatory guidelines, the regulatory strategies of companies in the food industry, and resolving any dilemmas that a working professional may face at respective workplace. A Successful performance in this exam implies that the participant has in-depth knowledge and clear understanding of industry guidelines and regulations. The study material has been carefully designed to introduce the participant to various aspects and basics of industrial applications, its need, and benefits in assuring quality production.
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 Regulatory Affairs Professional in the domain. An advanced training having rigorous case studies based methodology will be imparted to all participants to prepare for the Certifying Examination. A The training in Regulatory Affairs imparted by IGMPI is approved and certified by Quality Council of India, Government of India.
Certified Study Resources
- Food safety & its concepts
- International Authorities for regulation of food industry
- Regulatory prospects of GMP
- Food laws & regulations from farm to fork (USA, UK, Europe, Australia New Zealand, India etc.)
- Documentation and Regulatory filing for novel products in International formats
- IPR in food industry
- GLOBAL regulation for import, export & marketing of food products
- Quality Certifications, Audits, and Government guidelines
- 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 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. 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 successfully qualifying the examination, the participants will be certified as Regulatory Affairs Professional 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.