The Certified Food Safety and Quality Auditor (CFSQA) is a professional who understands the standards and principles of auditing a Food Safety and HACCP-based (or process-safety) system. A CFSQA uses various tools and techniques to examine, question, evaluate and report on that system's adequacy and deficiencies. The CFSQA analyzes all elements of the system and reports on how well it adheres to the criteria for management and control of process safety.
Please Note: The Certified HACCP Auditor (CHA) program was renamed to the Certified Food Safety and Quality Auditor (CFSQA) on January 1st, 2020.
1. Is this the right certification for you?
Understand the requirements and exam specifics for a CFSQA Auditor.
2. Prepare for the exam.
Review the Body of Knowledge and references. Take advantage of the study guide and sample exams. See what training and books ASQ has to offer.
3. Choose an exam date.
Find the best date and location that works for you. (Note the application deadlines for each exam date.)
4. Apply for certification.
Fill the online application. Have your résumé and credit card ready.
ASQ requires that you recertify as a Food Safety and Quality Auditor every three years - either by documenting RU credits or by testing.
*USD 100 of your fee is an application fee, and is not refundable.