Candidates must be employed by, or contracted to, an IFIA member company, or to a company which has completed the required registration process.
Candidates must complete a specified set of training tasks as defined in the Training Requirements List and pass an examination. Successful candidates will receive a certificate to document their achievement. Certificates are valid for a period of five years, following which it is necessary for inspectors to be re-examined.
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR IFIA MEMBERS
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR NON-IFIA MEMBERS
All examinations are now computer-based, and can be taken at a local test centre, selected by the inspection agency.
Test Question Books are provided for free download from the link below for training and examination preparation.
Companies will be charged for each candidate registered with IFIA to take the examination. Fees for 2016 are GBP 110 per candidate for IFIA members. A fee of GBP 20 will be charged for each branch registered to submit candidates for on-line examinations. This will be a one off fee and will not be repeated unless branch details are changed.
Training is a key part of the certification process. An attestation that all of the specified training tasks have been completed is included on the application form. In addition to this attestation companies will be asked to submit copies of internal training records for review. This will be on a random basis.
Training records should, as a minimum, show clearly that each training task on the Training Requirements List (available below) has been completed with a corresponding date and signature (trainer or manager). A Training Record Book, which may be used to maintain these records, is available for download from the link below. All training records for review by IFIA must be provided in English.
RESULTS AND CERTIFICATES
Examination scores, and certificates for successful participants, will be issued electronically to the branch contact by IFIA at the beginning of the month following the examination.
The Agricultural Superintendent Certification Programme was introduced in 2014, and follows the same format as the existing Petroleum Inspector Certification Programme. Examinations in Africa, Asia and Europe, and in Central and South America and the Caribbean will take place on a rolling programme, with examinations being offered in each country every six months.