Ongoing registration

Everyone on the Register of Professional Food Auditors and Mentors has to go through an annual renewal in order to maintain their status on the register. This is assessed by the registrant providing a CPD report, audit log and details of expansion of scope (if applicable). Fees must be paid to remain on the register, and these can be paid by following this link: RPFAM renewal fees

CPD report

Registered Auditors and Mentors are required to participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities. This includes a minimum requirement of 35 hours of appropriate CPD activities per annum using a balanced portfolio of activities.

CPD can be acquired through activities in the work-place environment, through professional activities, by formal education/training, by self-directed learning and by other methods.  

A balanced portfolio of CPD activities should include a selection of activities from at least 3 of the following categories:

  • Work-based learning
  • Professional activity
  • Formal / Educational
  • Self-directed learning
  • Other

ACCESSING MYCPD online

Please note that to gain access to myCPD you will need to have initially registered for this service. If you have not previously registered, please request access by emailing mem@ifst.org.

KEY FEATURES OF MYCPD ONLINE

  • Links to your IFST member record
  • Simple & structured framework to record all activities
  • Accessible on the move – iPhone, iPad, Android etc
  • Allows online validation by assessors
  • Generates easy to use reports
  • Tracks progress
  • Triggers reminders
  • Safe and secure storage of CPD records

For help with logging in to myCPD, understanding your dashboard and recording your development you can check out our handy online guide.

Audit log

In addition, Registered Auditors must demonstrate continued competency in auditing practice by submitting a log detailing a minimum of 4 recent audits over the last 12 months.

Extension to Scope

IFST Registered Auditors and Mentors can apply for an extension to the scope of their registered fields of operation when they have evidence of sufficient experience to prove competence in the new field(s).

Applicants should complete the IFST Register of Professional Auditors and Mentors Extension to Scope Form and provide detailed evidence of experience in support of the application.

Extension to scope is free of charge during the annual revalidation time, and a fee is in place when an application is submitted outside of the annual renewal period. To apply for the new scopes please return the extension to scope form together with rest of the paperwork. For more information, please contact the membership team via mem@ifst.org.