As you have been informed already, the new exam version 6 is now officially in use.
We already submitted the new exam regulation in a written version and additionally as a flow chart for your convenience.
In general the initial exam is nearly equal to the former exam version 5. The main questions deal with following topics:
Part A: Questions about the IFS Food content, e.g. IFS definitions
Part B: Questions about legislation, basics according microbiology, cleaning and disinfection, tech scope F related issues (please see P11,P12,P13)
Part C: Evaluation of case studies
Additionally the applicants have to attend the tech scope exam regarding their confirmed registration request.
The tech scope exam consists of a maximum of 5 tech scope parts (20 minutes per each tech scope – so in total max 100 minutes).
Tech Scope A questions are for example dealing with the technical background of tinning process, regarding the overlapping, the calculation of the time/temperature, definitions of sterilisation.
Tech Scope B questions are for example dealing with the definitions of pasteurisation, high pressure processing, hot filling, etc.
Tech Scope C questions are related to P3, P4, P5 fermentation, freeze drying, Smoking (technical issues, mode of operation), etc.
Tech Scope D questions are related to P6,P5 – cooling, freezing, etc.
Tech Scope E questions are related to P8,P9,P10 – as cleaning in place, usage of active charcoal ( technology, mode of operation) etc.
The oral examination is intended to assess the candidates’ suitability as an auditor and the candidates’ specific professional knowledge needed for the specific scopes, by analysing and evaluating a case study.
Please find enclosed some resources the experts used for the creation of the new questions for the new exam.
IFS trainings in the UK
Dear Sir or Madam,
Just a quick reminder that places are limited on the next IFS Academy course in the UK – “Good Auditing Practice from the IFS Perspective” being run in Manchester on 19 and 20 May, so email to email@example.com to reserve your place.
To optimize the support for our customers the IFS Academy will offer a variety of international training opportunities centred on the IFS standards.
World-class trainers, often co-developers of the IFS standards, convey their expertise to quality managers, auditors and consultants from the food industry.
The limited number of participants per course allows the trainers to teach the right application of the standards efficiently. With the help of integrated case study work, the course participants gain valuable information about the appropriate implementation of the standards. Thereby the participant directly benefits by being able to transfer the newly gained knowledge into practice.
Additionally, the IFS Academy provides eLearning tools and specialised webinars.
More information can be acquired on the IFS website www.ifs-certification.com under “Training”. There you will also find our online registration form and the latest information about IFS trainings.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to an IFS Academy training and wish you good luck for your next IFS audit!
IFS Academy Project Manager
HDE Trade Services GmbH
Am Weidendamm 1 A, 10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 72 62 50-95
Fax: +49 (0)30 72 62 50-79