FSSC 22000 Rev 4.1 Internal Auditor Training Course | FSSC Certified


Course Overview Who is this course for?

Kelmac Group is a licensed training provider, recognized by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification (FSSC).

The focus of our FSSC 22000 Internal Auditor Training Course is on assisting and verifying the competencies & capabilities of the Learner to be able to effectively audit a process, activity or department/function of an FSMS based on FSSC 22000 requirements with specific emphasis of 1st Party auditing [Internal audits].

During the delivery, the Learner will complete a Consultant facilitated audit of a process within an FSMS, covering the full audit life cycle as defined by ISO 19011 & the Learner will have to demonstrate and be



Key Course Learning Outcome Why this course is unique?

Provide Internal Auditors with both the confidence and ability to apply the audit assurance tools and techniques, methodology and desired behaviors to assess the organization’s FSMS processes and process controls to consistently deliver safe food across the food chain, meeting interested party and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.



Course Basics What is essential to know about this course?

  • This is a 2-day (16hr) learning event.
  • Start/Finish Times: 08:00am – 17:30pm (each day)
  • Prior Learning Requirement: Learners are required to be familiar with ISO/FSSC 22000 Requirements or have received ISO/FSSC 22000 Fundamentals training in advance of attending this course.
  • This course is recognized by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification (FSSC)  


Upcoming Dates and Locations Where can I register?

We are sorry but there are currently no public training dates available for this course at the moment! If you would like to send us your details, we will contact you when a course becomes available near you. If you have any questions about this course, call (312) 496 6607.

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Course Learning Topics What does the course cover?
    • Introduction to Internal Auditing
    • The role of Internal Audits and the Audit Life Cycle
    • Audit Terminology and Principles
    • Audit Types and Objectives
    • Understanding the PDCA Cycle and Process Approach and their significance for Internal Auditors**
    • Internal Auditor Competence, Roles & Responsibilities
    • Behaviours & Performance Evaluation**
    • Business Process Management**
    • Audit Planning (Process & Risk-based)**
    • Initiating & Preparing for the on-site activities**
    • Developing an Audit Plan/Scope Audit Protocol (Checklist/Process Documentation)**
    • On-Site Audit Activities (Real Life Scenario)**
    • Opening Meeting (Real Life Scenario)**
    • Evidence, Methods & Procedure for Gathering Evidence (Wider Audit Methods)**
    • Interviewing and Writing Audit Findings
    • Handling and Managing Difficult Situations
    • Auditing Reporting (In more depth)**
    • Audit Findings, Terminology, Classification and Elements
    • Writing Audit Findings & the Audit Report
    • Completing the Audit
    • Audit Follow-Up Strategies (In-depth)**
    • Corrective and Preventative Action including Audit Finding Closure (Robust Evaluation)**
    • Audit Follow Up
    • Closing/Exit Meeting (Real Life Scenario)**

*Kelmac Group cover this topic in more depth compared to our competitors.
**Kelmac Group proven added value as this material is not covered by the IRCA specification or our competitors.

Course Certification FSSC Certified

Kelmac Group is a licensed training provider, recognized by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification (FSSC). This course has been designed by leading experts to provide high quality training to professionals seeking to internally audit Food Safety Management Systems based on FSSC 22000.

Additional Course Information

Who Should Attend?
  • Individuals interested in conducting 1st party (Internal) audits of Food Safety 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
  • Anyone who may be involved in either the support or actual implementation of a food safety management system or HACCP-based system
Course Pre-Requisites
  • Learners are required to be familiar with ISO/FSSC 22000 Requirements or have received ISO/FSSC 22000 Fundamentals training in advance of attending this course.
Course Assessment

The Learner 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.

Our Course vs. Our Competitors Why is our course the best?

Assessment of Process Effectiveness Why is this important?

To have a high performing FSMS that directly and indirectly impacts business performance requires a FSMS that is integrated with the organizations business processes.

Our course focuses on providing Learners with skills to provide real value and underpin Process Owner and other Stakeholder confidence – this leads to better improvements, more insightful audits, better quality information and therefore, better informed decisions.

Wider Coverage of Audit Methods Why is this important?

What sets the Kelmac Group® course apart from both the IRCA course specification and competitor courses is we develop the Learner’s competency using a wide variety of audit methods, namely interview, document review and analysis of process and product data and information and operational records.

By comparison, competitor courses only focus on one audit method, interview and this does not expose the FSMS Auditor to the real-life audit situation – the Kelmac Group course does. 

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