FSMS ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor course

FSMS ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor course offers an understanding of the concepts of the ISO 22000:2018 standard along with the principles and practices of leading management systems and process audits in accordance with ISO 19011. Our active Lead Auditors, who are also highly experienced and qualified IRCA Lead Tutors, explain the clauses of ISO 22000:2018 in detail and guide students through the entire audit process, from managing an audit program to reporting on audit results. Students gain necessary auditing skills through a balance of formal classroom tutorials, role playing, group workshops, and open forum discussions. This course is IRCA-accredited, delegates who successfully complete both the examination and the continuous assessment will be awarded an IRCA accredited Certificate of Achievement which will satisfy the formal training requirements for the IRCA FSMS 22000:2018 Lead Auditor Certification scheme.
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﷼5000      Duration: 5 day

Learning Objectives

 Understand food safety management system definitions, concepts, and guidelines.
 principles and benefits of a FSMS in an organization’s success.
 the processes and techniques used for the assessment and management of food safety hazards.
 the importance of aligning food safety specific controls with other general management system controls.
 how continual improvement is applied within a FSMS.
 the roles and responsibilities of a FSMS auditor and lead auditor.
 to prepare thoroughly for audit and the value of process based checklists.
 to gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and reviewing documentation.
 how to relate your audit findings to the policy and objectives of the
organization being audited, including applicable regulations and legislation.
 to report your findings accurately against the requirements of ISO 22000.
 Apply ISO 19011 definitions, concepts, and guidelines.
 Recognize the principles, practices and types of audits.
 Understand the role of objectives, scope, and criteria in the audit process.
 How to plan audits.
 Understand lead auditor responsibilities.
 Communicate effectively during the audit.
 Prepare audit conclusions.
 Report audit results.

Students are expected to have the following prior knowledge:
 General knowledge of the ISO 22000 standards
 Experience working in the food supply chain before attending this course
 Knowledge of relevant key food safety legislation, prerequisite programs (PRPs), Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP principles as defined in Codex Alimentarius
 Understand the basics of how organizations work and the role of top management.

Who should attend?
 Auditors seeking to perform and lead Food Safety Management System (FSMS) certification audits.
 Managers or consultants seeking to master a Food Safety Management System audit process.
 Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with FSMS requirements.
 Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Food Safety Management System audit.
 Expert advisors in Food Safety Management.


Educational approach
 This training is based on both theory and best practices used in FSMS audits.
 Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples.
 Practical exercises include examples and case study discussions.
 Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam. Course Duration
 5 days (40 training hours). Conditions to pass this course
 Participants must attend a minimum of 100 % of the training hours and
must gain 70% of total marks, with a minimum score of 50 % of marks for
every sector.


 In the case where the student is allowed to sit the written test but does not
obtain a score sufficiently high to pass, he/she will have the possibility to
repeat the exam within 12 months of the date of the first exam.

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