Food Safety Regulatory Professional Credential Series

AFDO Food Safety Regulatory Professional Credentialing program - in action

Be recognized for your mastery of core competencies and skills that support success as a Food Safety Regulator.

Whether you’re considering a career in food safety regulation or you already are a member of this important profession at the Local, State, Tribal, Territorial, or Federal level, completing certifications is a way of showing your proficiencies in animal foods, manufactured foods, and retail foods.

Whether you are just getting started or you’re well on your way to a career in public health, this program is for you. Each credential assessment is $245. It’s a great investment in growing your career in food safety.

Upon application, acceptance, and payment for the credential exam, you will receive a study guide with detailed level competencies covered for each topic listed.

Foundational Credentials

All credentials in the Food Safety Regulatory Professional Credential Series can be earned 24/7 and 365 days a year using in-person testing or Live+ proctoring. These certification opportunities are provided by the Association of Food and Drug Officials exclusively for Local, State, Tribal, Territorial, and Federal Regulatory personnel.

Specialized Credentials

Move to the next level. Take your credentials even further with specialized certification levels. You must complete the basic testing as outlined before progressing to these assessments.

Why get specialized certification?
  • Increased recognition by peers and colleagues in the regulatory profession
  • Greater confidence in your professional competence
  • Improved opportunities for employment and advancement
  • Better compensation and career longevity

Earn a professional credential certificate today

These certifications are based on FDA Food Safety National Curriculum Standards (NCS) represented by the integrated Food Safety System Curriculum Framework. Specialized credentials focus on the proof of competency in applying laws and regulations to either a Retail or Manufactured Food environment. Every badge you earn in this credentialing series illustrates your abilities, experience, and qualifications. Learn more about NCS.