New IFFO RS Certification Process Timeline

IFFO RS is proud to announce the introduction of the new IFFO RS Certification Process Timeline. This allows new applicants and factories undergoing re-certification audits to see when key elements of the certification process will be completed in accordance with IFFO RS procedures. The Certification Process Timeline will also help certificate holders to plan next steps to maintain certification.

How does it work?

At the end of an initial or re-certification audit, during the closing meeting, you should ask your auditor to email you your IFFO RS Certification Process Timeline. The auditor will login to the IFFO RS website and fill in your company name, site name(s), and date of audit and whether there were any non-conformances.

By filling in this information the programme will automatically calculate the dates that key activities should be completed, as follows;

  • Audit non-conformance list to Certification Body
  • Audit report submission
  • Certification body reminder to applicant for evidence to close out non-conformance (If applicable)
  • Applicant evidence submission
  • Technical review
  • Certification decision meeting
  • Certificate issue date
  • Certificate submission to client via email and hard copy sent by post
  • Certificate appears in the IFFO RS website


The timeline will also provide dates for the next 2 surveillance audits due and when the applicant should submit their re-certification form to IFFO RS in preparation for their re-certification audit in order to ensure a timely and efficient process.

If you have any further questions about the certification timeline please feel free to get in touch with Laura the IFFO RS Standards Administrator at