ISO & FSSC 22000 Lead Auditor Certification Training Course | CQI, IRCA & FSSC Certified

Course Overview Who is this course for?

We offer a comprehensive, highly interactive five-day FSSC 22000 V5.0 + ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor training course that teaches learners the principles, processes, and techniques used for the assessment of and management of Food Safety Hazards; and their significance for FSMS lead auditors.

Kelmac Group are the oldest IRCA Accredited Training Provider of ISO 22000 Lead Auditor training in the world since 2005.

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

Key Course Learning Outcome Why this course is unique?

We focus on consistent interpretation & application the requirements of FSSC 22000 V5.0 & ISO 22000:2018 and the ability to plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of different Food Safety Management System scenarios to provide Assurance the Food Safety Management System meets the needs of the interested parties.

Course Basics What is essential to know about this course?

  • This is a 5-day (40hr) learning event.
  • Start/Finish Times: 08:00am – 17:30pm (each day) with an earlier finish on the final day at 2pm*
  • Prior Learning Requirements: There are important pre-requisites for this course, please review these important details in the Course Overview tab below.
  • Please note: by registering for this course, each Learner is confirming that they have read and fulfill any relevant prior learning requirements for this course.

*the earlier finish depends on a course by course basis based on group size and pace of each class

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Start Date Location Cost Days Public Course Onsite
9th Dec 2019 Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside,
7499 Augusta National Drive Orlando,
Florida 32822.

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$ 2395.00
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13th January 2020 Marriott Fullerton at California State University,
2701 Nutwood Avenue,
Fullerton CA 92831

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$ 2395.00   $ 2295.00 *
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17th February 2020 Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush International,
18700 John F Kennedy Blvd,
Houston, TX 77032

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$ 1995.00   $ 1795.00 **
5 days
9th March 2020 Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare Area,
5615 N Cumberland Ave,
Chicago, IL 60631

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$ 1995.00   $ 1795.00 **
5 days
28th April 2020 Marriott Courtyard San Jose North/Silico Valley,
111 Holger Way San Jose,

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$ 2395.00   $ 2245.00 **
5 days
5th May 2020 700 Commons Way,
New Jersey 08807.

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$ 1995.00   $ 1795.00 **
5 days
9th June 2020 Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare Area,
5615 N Cumberland Ave,
Chicago, IL 60631.

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$ 1995.00   $ 1795.00 **
5 days

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** Advance 75 Day Early Bird Discount, Terms & Conditions Apply

Course Learning Topics What does the course cover?*
  • Introduction to Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS)

    • Purpose and benefits of a FSMS
    • Overview of HACCP
    • Food Safety Hazard Controls: CCP, O-PRPs, PRPs
    • Introduction to FSSC 22000 V5.0
    • Industry sector pre-requisite programs
    • ISO 22000:2018 Structure and Terminology
    • ISO 22000:2018 Documentation requirements
    • FSSC 22000 V5.0 – Food Fraud and Food Defense
    • FSSC 22000 V5.0 – Other specific requirements
    • Overview of variant FSSC 22000 schemes

    Introduction to FSMS Auditing

    • Types of Management System Audits
    • ISO 19011:2018 Audit terminology
    • ISO 19011:2018 Audit Principles & CQI and IRCA code of conduct
    • ISO 19011:2018 Audit Lifecycle**
    • Appointment of Lead Auditor and Audit Team
    • Audit team and auditee duties and responsibilities
    • ISO 19011:2018 Desired auditor behaviours**
    • ISO 19011:2018 Audit Program Management**
    • Conformity assessment standards**
  • Initiation and Preparation for the On-Site Audit

    • Initiating and preparing for the audit
    • Establish contact with the auditee**
    • Audit scope, criteria, objectives
    • Audit Feasibility**
    • Audit working documents
    • Document review prior to onsite audit
    • Development of audit plan and audit checklists

    Conducting the On-Site Audit

    • Opening meeting including roleplay
    • Gathering evidence
    • Five core audit methods**
    • Audit Sampling**
    • Management of the audit team
    • Communication throughout the audit
    • Handling auditee reactions**
    • Live Simulated Audit of a documented FSMS
  • Audit Reporting

    • FSSC 22000 V5.0 Audit finding grading
    • FSSC 22000 V5.0 Audit report and conclusion

    Final Audit Team and Closing/Exit Meeting

    • Final Audit Team meeting**
    • Closing/Exit meeting including roleplay
    • FSSC 22000 V5.0 Audit follow up including evaluation of corrective actions

**Kelmac Group® proven added value as this material is not covered by CQI and IRCA or FSSC 22000 specifications

Course Certification CQI and IRCA Certified Course (A17189) & FSSC Certified (Dual Approval)

This course is fully recognized by CQI & IRCA. Kelmac Group is both a CQI and IRCA Certified Training Provider for this course (1981).

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

Additional Course Information

Who Should Attend?
  • Individuals interested in conducting second- or third-party audits of ISO 22000 or FSSC 22000 Rev 5.0 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
  • Individuals who want to become a CQI/IRCA Certified Provisional Auditor, Auditor, or Lead Auditor
Course Pre-Requisites

Before starting this course, each Learner is expected to have the following prior knowledge:

Food Safety management principles and concepts:

  1. Implementing or operating a management system within a food sector context. This includes private schemes such as FSSC, GLOBALGAP, BRC and/or other schemes which include management system components.
  2. Relevant key food safety legislation (this may be specific to students’ food industry context and location).
  3. Knowledge of prerequisite programmes as specified in ISO/TS 22002-1.
  4. 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.
  5. The principles of HACCP as defined by the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

ISO 22000

Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 22000 or acceptable equivalent, which may be gained by completing an IRCA certified FSMS Foundation Training course or equivalent.

Additionally, each Learner will be required to have their own copy of all ISO+FSSC 22000 standards for use during the training

Course Assessment

The Learner is assessed during the on-site class 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.

There is a written auditor examination at the end of the class. The written auditor examination is based on FSMS, or ISO 22000. The written examination is closed book; however, the Learner is required to have a hard-copy version of the relevant management system standard (ISO 22000) for class use. The minimum pass rate for the written auditor examination is 70%.

Our Course vs. Our Competitors Why is our course the best? Just some examples explained of how our course goes further

This course is CQI, IRCA & FSSC Certified What does this mean?

Our course offers recognized by CQI and IRCA plus FSSC meaning our learners will receive a certificate recognized by CQI and IRCA & FSSC 22000 including logos appearing.

 Kelmac Group has been an IRCA Certified Training Provider for this course since 2005 and in 2018, we decided to also become a licensed training provider, recognized by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification (FSSC).

This offers extra added value to our customers!

Working with a Case Study: Almost Full Documented FSMS Why is this important?

Each Learner will audit the almost full documented FSMS from the unique Kelmac Group assurance perspective. The Kelmac Group assurance perspective is unique as we audit like many professional financial audit practices where the focus is on providing top management with the quality of insight to make decisions and actions aimed at improving performance of the organization.

Our almost fully documented Dairy [Milk Processing] FSMS includes a Food Safety Policy Manual; 13 SIPOC processes [Value chain, Support and Management]; 19 procedures; a Dairy Milk Processing HACCP System, the organization’s statutory and regulatory and other legal obligations register, the organization’s emergency preparedness and response plan, food defense plan, the organization’s risk register, and related documented FSMS templates and records. The comprehensive case study truly places Kelmac Group at the top of the market.

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