ISO 22000 : Food Safety Management System Lead Auditor Training

ISO 22000:2018 FSMS Certification

This course is designed to have a standardized approach in food safety auditing methods. In this training, you will gain the skills required to perform first, second and third party audits of food safety management systems (FSMS) against ISO 22000, in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO 22003 including ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable).

This course is certified by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) and meets the training requirements for IRCA Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) Auditor Certification.


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CQI & IRCA Certified ISO 22000:2018 FSMS Lead Auditor Training Course

ISO 22000 lead auditor training is a 40-hour long course that trains you on how to conduct an FSMS audit effectively. You will understand the best practice techniques in food safety by transforming your auditor skills with the FSSC 22000 lead auditor course.

In this 5-day course, you will get an in-depth understanding of the entire audit process from initiation to follow-up. After completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate the skills required to undertake and lead a successful food safety management systems audit; using a step-by-step approach.

On completion, you’ll be awarded an CQI/IRCA certified training course certificate.

Course Curriculum


This course is aimed at:

  • Anyone with the need to audit an organization’s FSMS

Course Objective

This course will prepare you to:

  • Describe the purpose of a FSMS, of FSMS standards, of management system audits and of third-party certification
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up a FSMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO 22003 including ISO/IEC 17021, where appropriate)
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of a FSMS to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 22000 in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO 22003 including ISO/IEC 17021, where appropriate)
  • Apply the concept of product and process risk to audit findings

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for this course must have:

  • Good knowledge of ISO 22000 and the key principles of a FSMS

Also, we recommend a prior knowledge of these FSMS principles and concepts:

  • Implementing or operating a management system within a food sector context. This includes private schemes such as BRC, GLOBALGAP, FSSC and/or other schemes which include management system components
  • Relevant key food safety legislation (this may be specific to delegates’ food industry context and location)
  • Knowledge of prerequisite programmes as specified in ISO/TS 22002-1
  • Good Practice guides for Agriculture (GAP), Veterinary (GVP), Manufacturing (GMP), Hygiene (GHP), Production (GPP), Distribution (GDP) and/or Trading (GTP) depending on the segment of the food chain in which the student operates
  • The principles of HACCP as defined by the Codex Alimentarius Commission
  • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 22000 or acceptable equivalent, which may be gained by completing a ISO 22000:2018 Requirements course

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  • 5 days Instructor-led Online Training
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Course Outline

  • General introduction
  • Food safety management principles, vocabulary and ISO 22000 requirements
  • Audit planning
  • On-site audit and audit skills
  • Writing NC reports and audit reporting
  • Audit follow-up

Course Reviews


Vinsys ensures a successful training experience with its all-time tested pedagogy. This training will be a blend of interactive participation, activities, exercises, role plays and mock audits. If you are looking forward to an immersive learning experience, here’s the right place.

CQI &IRCA is the leading professional body for management system auditors and offers a globally recognized business qualification. CQI & IRCA represents over 10,000 registered auditors in 150 countries and every year, around 60,000 delegates attend CQI & IRCA certified training course. CQI & IRCA Certified courses are recognized as an industry leader.

Definitely, yes! With quality being at the priority of customer preferences, every organization is very vigilant towards adoption of quality measures. Specifically, when it comes to food safety, the standards require to be high. So, this training is surely beneficial for you if you want to progress in FSMS job roles.

Our training cost for ISO 22000 lead auditor training is uncertain. You will have to contact our learning coordinator for the details.