All SALSA Auditors & Mentors must pre-qualify by being accepted on to the IFST Register of Professional Auditors and Mentors (RPFAM).  To access the information and application pages from the IFST website, click the link at the bottom of this page.

The requirements for RPFAM registration ensure the high level of qualification, training and experience.  This protects the reputation of the scheme and its stakeholders, ensures a minimum standard and encourages wide acceptance by food buyers with due-diligence concerns associated with local sourcing.

You may apply to join SALSA as an approved Auditor and or Mentor while your RFAM application is in progress as this can take up to 12 weeks to process.  If you do not qualify as an Auditor by the RPFAM criteria, you may still register as a Mentor if you have suitable qualifications and experience. 

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview. SALSA Auditors & Mentors must attend an induction seminar before their approval can be confirmed and any work allocated.  You may apply to become a SALSA Auditor & Mentor if you are self-employed, contractually assigned or employed as long as you are able to meet the conditions for the SALSA Code of Conduct when engaged on SALSA activities.

The link to the pre-qualifying RPFAM information and application forms is: RPFAM