FSSC 22000 v6.0 / ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor Food Safety Management System

Course Duration

05 Days / 40 Hours

Delivery Language

English / Arabic

Price starts from

702.00 USD
The Food Safety Management System based on FSSC 22000 v6.0 / ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor course is approved by certificated by the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA).
This course provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of food safety management systems against the FSSC 22000 scheme, in accordance with ISO 19011, ISO 22003-1 and ISO 17021-1, as applicable. The scheme includes ISO 22000, sector-specific requirements (ISO/TS 22002-x series) and FSSC 22000 additional requirements.


Explain the purpose of a food safety management system, of food safety management systems standards and the business benefits of the improved performance of the food safety management system including its relationship with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of organisations.

Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up a food safety management system audit within an audit programme in accordance with FSSC 22000, ISO 22003-1, ISO 17021- 1, and the guidelines in ISO 19011.


Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of a food safety and quality control management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with FSSC 22000 and in accordance with ISO 22003-1, ISO 17021-1, and the guidelines in ISO 19011

  • This is a 5-day (40hr) learning event.
  • Start/Finish Times: 09:00am – 17:00pm (each day) with an earlier finish on the final day at 2pm.
  • Prior Learning Requirement: Knowledge about the core elements of management systems, the PDCA-cycle, the principles of FSMS, PRPs, HACCP, national and local FSMS legislation and the requirements of FSSC 22000, gained by e.g. attendance in a FSMS foundation course are essential..

This course will help you:

  • Identify the aims and benefits of an FSSC 22000 audit
  • Identify risks and opportunities related to the objectives of an organization
  • Interpret FSSC 22000 requirements for audit application
  • Plan, conduct and follow-up auditing activities that add real value
  • Grasp the application of risk-based thinking to products and processes, leadership and process management
  • Access the latest auditor techniques and identify appropriate use
  • Build stakeholder confidence 

This course is fully recognised by CQI & IRCA (Course ID 2657).

CQI & IRCA Certified Course
Successful completion of this CQI and IRCA Certified FSSC 22000 Lead Auditor (FSMS) Training (within the five years prior to making an application to become a certificated auditor) will satisfy the training requirement for certification as an IRCA Certificated FSMS auditor.
The delegate is assessed based on participation and performance throughout the duration of the course. This includes all exercises, role plays, case studies and all other activities during the course. Please note, full attendance is required during the training course.

Learners must also pass a 1-hour 45-minute online or 2-hour written examination where the examination is not in English.

Assessment questions may relate to prior knowledge that will not be covered in this course. Learners who lack the prior knowledge are strongly recommended to acquire it before booking a course.

Final examination should be completed within 30 days from the course date.

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  • This course is for those intending to acquire the competence to audit an organisation's entire FSMS to meet the requirements of ISO 22000 and the FSSC 22000 scheme, either as a third or second-party auditor.

  • Individuals interested in conducting second- or third-party audits of FSSC 22000 management systems

  • Quality/Food Safety Management Representatives

  • Food Safety Consultants

  • Food Production/Factory Managers

  • Enforcement Officers/Regulatory Inspectors

  • Microbiologists/Food Technologists/Veterinarians

  • HACCP/Food Safety Team Members

  • Line Supervisors

  • Certification Body/Registrar Auditors

Course Pre-Requisite

Learners are required to be familiar with FSSC/ISO 22000:2018 Requirements or have completed a recognised FSMS Fundamentals course based on ISO 22000:2018 prior to registering for this course.

What's Included

Comprehensive delegate folder and certificates. Public courses include, lunch, refreshments and our Residential option includes accommodation on the intervening nights of a course, plus dinner and breakfast.

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FSSC 22000 v6.0 Lead Auditor

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