Certification bodies and auditors

Certification bodies

Become a Certification Body for IFS

Join IFS and benefit from our global reach, support services, tools, and training. Many retailers, wholesalers and food services companies request IFS from their suppliers to ensure the quality and safety of their private label brands.
The demand for IFS Standards, Global Markets Programs and Checks is growing worldwide. As an IFS Partner, you will enjoy many opportunities to grow your business and, if desired, offer training specific to our standards, programs, and checks.
Our certification body management team and IFS Representatives are

happy to assist you, answer questions, and support your business. Also, certification bodies are represented in IFS Committees and Working Groups, including a CB Working Group, so that we always hear your voice when developing our products and services.
Our information and documents in numerous languages are available to you and your customers for free on the IFS Website. Also, we offer your clients many supportive resources to make working with IFS easier.  We make it easy for your clients to choose IFS.

Your Benefits

  • Perform more audits and assessments as demand for IFS Products is growing
  • Get current training materials and support for auditor training and qualification
  • Use the IFS Database to complement your auditor management
  • Receive automatic reminders of audit and assessment dates
  • Gain new customers through presence on the IFS Website
  • Create audit reports easily and efficiently with the IFS Software
  • Have access to guiding materials and supportive documents for auditors
  • Enjoy affordable fees
  • Collaborate with IFS on events and webinars

Prerequisites for certification bodies

As a certification body, you need the IFS accreditation according to ISO/IEC 17065 to become an IFS Partner. You can find more details about the requirements for certification bodies in part 3 of all IFS Standards.  Simply use the document hub on the homepage to download the relevant standard for free.

Download CB accreditation fact sheet

How to qualify IFS Auditors

IFS specifies that auditors performing IFS Audits, Assessments, or Checks have the relevant education, audit experience, hygiene training, language, and specific and practical knowledge within the defined product scopes.  Part 3 of the IFS Standards explains the professional and educational criteria the applicants must meet to become a qualified IFS Auditor. IFS operates an auditor qualification platform to provide mandatory and voluntary training courses online. Training can also take place face-to-face. 

See the Auditor page for more information.

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