Am I eligible ?
Am i eligible to be a member of IFSTSL?
All persons engaged in the food and beverage industries and serving in the broad areas of Agriculture, Catering, Education, Financial services, Food processing, Manufacturing, Marketing, Quality control & testing, Regulations, Research & Development, and Wholesale & distribution are qualified to be members of IFSTSL. Every eligible applicant would be considered for enrolment in to one of the following categories of membership on payment of membership subscriptions.
Persons who have obtained diplomas or higher qualifications in the broad fields identified above with minimum of 5 years of experience in the field including 1 year in a corporate organization, or a government institution.
Persons with GCE (O/L) qualifications and minimum of 10 years of experience at senior managerial level in food processing business,
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Persons with postgraduate qualifications in a relevant field and 1 year of experience in the food industry,
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Graduates in a relevant field with minimum of 2 years experience in the food industry,
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Persons holding diplomas in relevant fields with minimum 3 years of experience in a food industry.
Students reading for Postgraduate diplomas, Master’s degrees, Bachelor’s degrees or Diplomas related to Food Science & Technology or Food & Nutrition with no industrial experience (The membership will be renewed annually subject to continuation of studies within the stipulated study period for the program)
Corporate membership is offered to legally registered companies or formal government institutions serving the food processing industry employing a minimum of 1 Fellow member, has been in business for over 3 years, and has minimum facilities and quality certification as reviewed annually by the Governing Board of IFSTSL.
Associate Corporate Members
Associate corporate membership is offered to legally registered companies or formal government institutions serving the food processing industry employing a minimum of 1 Fellow or Associate member, has been in business for over 1 year, and has minimum facilities and quality certification as reviewed annually by the Governing Board of IFSTSL.
The following categories of persons may apply in their individual capacity for interim memberships.
- A Director/Senior Manager of a company engaged in food processing
- A sole proprietorship, a partnership or a company incorporated in Sri Lanka
- A student member who has completed the education and yet to obtain required experience to upgrade the membership to a higher category