Certificate Programs

The Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) offers two specialized certificates in food law. The certificates recognize a student’s mastery of critical issues in food law and regulation.

Students earn a “Certificate in International Food Law” or a “Certificate in United States Food Law” upon successful completion of 12 credits from applicable online courses (usually four courses at three credits each). Courses may be taken in any order. Students may earn both certificates if desired. One course (three credits) may be applied toward both the “Certificate in International Food Law” and the “Certificate in United States Food Law.”

IFLR’s graduate-level courses are university accredited and are designed for professionals in the food industry. They are taught entirely online. All courses below are offered for 3 credits each as of fall semester, 2017. Click here for a printable version of the certificate requirements. The "Certificate in United States Food Law" is effective as of fall semester, 2017.

Certificate in International Food Law

Must elect one or more of the following:

  • International Food Laws and Regulations
  • Food Regulation in the European Union
  • Codex Alimentarius

Elective courses:

  • Food Regulation in Latin America
  • Food Regulation in Canada
  • Food Regulation in China (with Overview of Asia)
  • Animal Health, World Trade and Food Safety (OIE)

May elect no more than one of the following:

  • Food Regulation in the United States
  • Regulatory Leadership in Food Law
  • FSMA: Preventive Controls for Human Food
  • FSMA: Produce Safety
  • FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification Program
  • Wine, Beer, and Spirits Laws and Regulations

 

Certificate in United States Food Law

Required:

  • Food Regulation in the United States

Elective courses:

  • Regulatory Leadership in Food Law
  • FSMA: Preventive Controls for Human Food
  • FSMA: Produce Safety
  • FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification Program
  • Wine, Beer, and Spirits Laws and Regulations

May elect no more than one of the following:

  • International Food Laws and Regulations
  • Food Regulation in the European Union
  • Codex Alimentarius
  • Food Regulation in Latin America
  • Food Regulation in Canada
  • Food Regulation in China (with Overview of Asia)
  • Animal Health, World Trade and Food Safety (OIE)

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