Food Safety

Certified in Food Safety Supplier Audits (CFSSA) Credential

(NEHA’s) Certified in Food Safety Supplier Audits (CFSSA) credential: image of fields of red and green lettuceWho Should Apply?

If you're responsible for conducting risk-based facility audits (foreign or domestic) against internationally recognized food safety standards designed to mitigate risk, promote food safety, and enhance consumer confidence in the food supply, then the CFSSA credential is the right choice for you. Upon passing the exam, an individual will be prepared to complete 1st and 2nd party, and food safety supply chain audits.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with 30 semester hours of core science education
  • Three years of experience in food production or inspection
  • Evidence of HACCP Training
  • Evidence of the Professional Food Safety Auditor Training Course or equivalent


  • 30 semester hours of college level core science education
  • Five years of experience in food production or inspection
  • Hold a current CCFS Credential or pass the NEHA CCFS certificate training course
  • Evidence of HACCP Training
  • Evidence of the Professional Food Safety Auditor Training Course or equivalent


Member: US $355

Non-member: US $495

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Learn More ABout The CFSSA Credential 

This information is a brief overview of the eligibility requirements. For complete details, please see the Candidate Information Brochure. If you don't meet the requirements of the CFSSA, please consider the Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS) credential.

A Professional Credential From NEHA

Since 1937 NEHA has been leading the way for practitioners to achieve a set of defined competencies, evidenced through testing and maintained through continuing education. These benchmarks of excellence have become the gold standard in recognizing those who are uniquely equipped to handle the wide breadth of environmental health issues. NEHA’s long-standing history in credentialing means that our standards are high and that individuals with a NEHA credential have mastered a body of knowledge and acquired practical experience to perform relevant work responsibilities.

As an impartial, third-party endorsement of an individual’s professional knowledge and experience, a credential stands in support of a candidate’s resume and professional references. It serves as verification that a professional has achieved a baseline level of competency in his or her subject matter.

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CSTE Food Safety Subcommittee Webinar 2

The purpose of this webinar is to provide insight on new and relevant resources, projects, and perspectives identified by presenters from the Florida, Oregon, and Tennessee Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence sites.  The webinar will focus on topics including Florida’s Structured Expert Judgment, Oregon’s Project Mercury and Tennessee’s Student Outbreak Rapid Response Training course.


Elizabeth Beshearse, PhD(c), MPH(c) – University of Florida

Hillary Booth, MPH- Oregon Department of Health

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