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Do you audit food safety management systems (FSMS)? Want to demonstrate that you are an FSMS expert? Exemplar Global’s Food Safety Management Systems Certification Program can give you the international recognition you need to stand out from the crowd.

Through extensive examination of your knowledge and personal attributes, Exemplar Global’s Food Safety Management Systems Certification Program can give you proof of your competence to effectively audit FSMS and give you assurance that your audits will be accepted globally.

Exemplar Global’s Food Safety Management Systems Certification Program provides international recognition for professionals managing FSMS.

Built in liaison with industry representatives in accordance with ISO 19011:2018, Exemplar Global’s Food Safety Management Systems Certification Program provides individuals with proof of their competence to effectively manage food safety issues.

So what are you waiting for? Download the requirements and click “Apply Now” to get started.

Program Objectives

Exemplar Global’s Food Safety Management Systems Certification Program has been developed to:

  • Assist organizations to select qualified FSMS auditors
  • Enhance the professional recognition of FSMS auditors

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply for Certification

Exemplar Global recognizes training completed with training providers who held/hold certification with us under our current name or previous trading names (RABQSA, QSA, RAB) for 10 years from the date the training was completed for our management system schemes, such as QMS, EMS, OHS, etc. Some of our schemes require that the training certificate to have been issued within the last three years. Please check the specific certification requirements for the scheme you wish to apply for. If your training was completed outside of the training requirement time, you will need to complete a relevant knowledge examination, if available.

If a knowledge examination is not available, you may substitute the knowledge exam with an audit log showing relevant audit experience. If you choose this method, we require that you show evidence of 10 audit days reflecting the specific scheme (e.g, QMS, EMS, OHS, etc.) and grade (i.e., auditor or lead auditor) you wish to apply for. Audits need to have been conducted within the past three years.

There are current agreements with IRCA/CQI, PECB, and the CCAA. Applicants must be able to demonstrate holding a current certification with one of the above mentioned bodies in order to qualify.

You can check on the status of your application in your customer portal. To do so, visit the Exemplar Global website at www.exemplarglobal.org. In the upper right-hand corner, click on the login button. This will take you to your online portal. From there, log into your online portal. Once logged in, select the Current Certifications tab. Then select the Applications in Progress button.

You will not see the documents you upload in support of your application. Please contact your certification specialist or info@exemplarglobal.org if you need assistance.

It usually takes between 7-10 business days, assuming all supporting documents have been uploaded by the applicant.

You can access your Exemplar Global account through your online portal, which is available through the Exemplar Global website at www.exemplarglobal.org. In the upper right-hand corner, click on the login button. This will take you to your online portal. From there, you will be able to download your certificate, upload documents, pay fees, access assessments, calculate fees, apply for certification, add schemes or scopes to your account, and more.

Before you apply for certification, please be sure that you meet all the requirements specific to the scheme you wish to apply for. It is best to review the requirements specific to the scheme you are interested in. You can find those on the Exemplar Global website. Click on the Certifications tab in the upper left-hand corner. A large menu will appear showing all of our schemes. Select the scheme you are interested in. From there, click on the Certification Requirements button on the right side of the screen. Please review those requirements carefully to be sure that you meet the scheme, grade, and scope requirements.
 
If you are new customer, you will need to create an account on the Exemplar Global website in order to access your customer portal. Click on the Login button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. From there you can enter your contact details and create your account.
 
Once you have an account, either as a new customer or as an existing customer, you can apply for certification by following the steps below:
  1. Be sure you are logged into your online portal.
  2. Click on the Apply for Certification button.
  3. Click on the category of certification you are interested in, such as Quality Systems.
  4. Click on the specific certification you want to apply for, such as Quality Management System Auditor.
  5. Select Qualification-Based certification, if prompted. This will vary by scheme. 
  6. Choose the grade desired. Note: Only existing customers with at least 12 years of continuous certification with Exemplar Global may choose the Master Auditor grade.
  7. Review the certification, recertification, and expansion requirements relevant to your scheme and grade, and click Continue to Scopes. Please refer to the PDF Scope document for criteria.
  8. Select any scopes you wish to apply for and click Continue to Code of Conduct.
  9. Tick the box next to each item in the Code of Conduct. By doing so, you agree to adhere to this code. Failure to do so, may result in the termination of your certification. Click Continue to Authorisation.
  10. If your organization has given you an authorisation code, please enter it here and click Validate. If not, click Continue to Payment.
  11. Carefully review your application info and payment options. 
  12. Select a payment option and enter your payment details. Note that you may choose to pay your annual fees monthly. However, this will only take effect with your next annual fee.
  13. Click Pay Now. Note: All fees are non-refundable, so please be sure you meet the certification requirements before applying for certification. Also, we are required to collect GST from our Australian customers. GST will be added to your certification fees.
Once we have received your application, an Exemplar Global certification specialist will contact you if any additional information or steps are required.
 

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