Certificate Programs

Students earn a certificate upon successful completion of 12 credits (normally four courses) within eight years from applicable online courses through IFLR.

Requirements for Certificate in International Food Law

  • Total of 12 credits (normally four courses)
  • Three or more credits (one course or more) must be from the following:
    • FSC 810    International Food Laws and Regulations
    • FSC 812    Food Laws and Regulations in the European Union
    • FSC 816    Codex Alimentarius – The Food Code
  • And no more than one U.S.-focused course

Requirements for Certificate in United States Food Law

  • Total of 12 credits (normally four courses)
  • Three credits must be from “FSC 811, Food Laws and Regulations in the United States”
  • And no more than one internationally-focused course

Interested in both certificates?

  • Three credits can be applied toward both certificates
  • Students may therefore earn both certificates after 21 credits (seven courses) instead of 24 credits (eight courses)

 

Internationally-Focused Courses

FSC 810    International Food Laws and Regulations

FSC 812    Food Laws and Regulations in the European Union

FSC 814    Food Laws and Regulations in Canada

FSC 815    Food Laws and Regulations in China

FSC 816    Codex Alimentarius – The Food Code

FSC 817    Global Animal Health, Food Safety, and International Trade

FSC 820    Regulatory Leadership in Food Law (if completed Fall Semester 2022 or later) 

 

United States-Focused Courses

FSC 811    Food Laws and Regulations in the United States

FSC 820    Regulatory Leadership in Food Law

FSC 821    Wine, Beer, and Spirits Laws and Regulations

FSC 852    The Law of the Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food Rule

FSC 853   The Law of the Produce Safety Rule

 

Note:

  • Credits must be earned within eight years to be applied towards a certificate (effective June 2022).
  • All IFLR courses are currently offered as 3 credit courses (as of fall semester 2017).
  • Successful completion is a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  • IFLR has offered a "Certificate in International Food Law" since 1998 and introduced the "Certificate in United States Food Law" in 2017.
  • Students who successfully completed courses FSC 813, 851, 853, and/or 854 before the courses were discontinued in March 2022 may still apply them towards the relevant certificate. Please reach out to our Program Administrator at iflr@msu.edu for details.
  • FSC 820, Regulatory Leadership in Food Law, previously counted towards the US certificate only. It may be applied to either the International or US certificates starting Fall Semester 2022.