VIRTUAL [VILT] FSSC 22000 V5.1 + FSMS ISO 22000:2018 Internal Auditor Training Course | CQI-IRCA Certified

Course Overview Who is this course for?

The focus of our FSSC 22000 V5.1 and ISO 22000:2018 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 V5.1 and ISO 22000:2018 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 19011:2018, & the Learner will have to demonstrate and be assessed on the effective application of audit tools and techniques, auditor skills and behaviors.

Course Prior Learning Requirements

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 preventive 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?

  • This is a 2-day (14hr) learning event.
  • Start/Finish Times: 08:00am – 5:30pm (each day)
  • Prior Learning Requirement: Learners are required to be familiar with ISO 22000 Requirements or have received FSSC 22000 V5.1 and ISO 22000:2018 Fundamentals training (or equivalent) in advance of attending this course.

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Start Date Location Cost Days Public Course Onsite
18th May 2021
08 : 00 AM - 17 : 30 PM CDT
Virtual $ 925.00
( $45.00 CQI-IRCA Certification/eCourse Material Content Fee )
2 Days

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Course Learning Topics What does the course cover?
  • Our Virtual [VILT] Kelmac Group® and CQI-IRCA FSSC 22000 V5.1 and ISO 22000:2018 Internal Auditor course teaches Learners the audit principles, tools and techniques used for the assessment of the organization’s Food Safety Management System [FSMS].

    The following is a breakdown of the course sessions;

    • Session 0 – Course Introduction

      Kelmac Group® Profile; Course Introduction; Structure of the Learner Manual; Learner Attendance; Course Outcome; Continuous Assessment; Course Program; Course Aims and Objectives; Introduction to FSSC 22000/CQI-IRCA

    • Session 1 – Food Safety Management System Overview/Refresher

      What is an FSMS; Bibliography, Relationship of HACCP with FSSC 22000/ISO 22000, Overview of FSSC 22000 V5.1 and ISO 22000:2018, and Food Safety Hazard Controls,

    • Session 2 – Compliance Management System – How to audit compliance requirements?

      Introduction to ISO 19600:2014; Compliance Terminology; Management System Auditor versus Inspector; Establishing the Compliance Management System; Compliance Principles; Implementation and Maintenance of the Compliance Management System; Compliance Auditing for Management System Auditors

    • Session 3 – Introduction to Auditing

      Auditing Terminology; Management System Audits; Principles of Auditing; CQI-IRCA Professional Code of Practice; Audit Life Cycle; Appointment if Lead Auditor and Audit Team; Desired Auditor Behaviors; Audit Program Management;

    • Session 4 – Initiation and Preparation

      Initiation the Audit; Initial contract with the Auditee; Audit Objectives, Scope and Criteria; Audit Feasibility; Preparation for the Audit; Audit Working Documents; Audit Plan; Audit Checklists;

    • Session 5 – Conducting the Audit

      Pre-Opening Meeting Activities; Opening Meeting; Gathering Audit Evidence; Five Core Audit Methods; Auditor Note Taking; Audit Sampling; Managing the Audit Team; Audit Communications; Auditee Reactions; Audit Findings; Case Study – Simulated Audit

    • Session 6 – Audit Reporting

      Writing/Grading Audit Findings; Audit Conclusion; Audit Report

    • Session 7 – Final Audit Team/closing-Exit Meeting

      Final Audit Team Meeting; Evaluating Correction/Corrective Action; Audit Finding Follow-up; Closing-Exit Meeting;

The following are the workshops completed during this class:

FSSC 22000/ISO 22000:2018 Requirement Application; Auditing Compliance; Audit Terminology; Audit Principles; Audit Life Cycle; Auditor Team/Auditee Roles; Auditor Behaviors; Audit Program Management; Determination of Audit Feasibility; Document Review prior to an on-site audit; Audit File/Working Documents; Audit Plan; Audit Checklist; Opening Meeting; Gathering Audit Evidence/Audit Methods; Communications; Case Study/Simulated Audit; Writing Audit Finding/Grading; Writing an Audit Conclusion; Evaluating Correction/Corrective Action; Determining Audit Follow-up/Auditee Risk Profile; Closing-Exit Meeting

Course Certification - CQI & IRCA This course is fully certified by CQI & IRCA. Course ID: 1912.

Are There Any Course Pre-Requisites?
  • Learners are required to be familiar with ISO 22000 Requirements or have received ISO 22000 Fundamentals training in advance of attending this course.


How Will I Be Assessed?

Each 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.


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
  • Individuals who want to become a CQI and IRCA Provisional Auditor or Internal Auditor
Our Course vs. Our Competitors Why our course is unique?

Assessment of Process EffectivenessWhy 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 MethodsWhy 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. 

Basic Course Requirements

  • The Kelmac Group® is known for our in-person classrom and hands-on activities, and we use an extensive toolbox to foster similar engagement and attention in our virtual classes. Our Consultant-Trainer and learners interact in real time via our flexible, online learning platform, resulting in an engaging and real-class environment. This is an ideal alternative to the typical classroom setting for professionals who are unable to travel or who just prefer the convenience of attending a class without having to leave their own personal environment.
  • This class is delivered over five consecutive days, 08:00 to 17:30, Monday to Friday
  • Kelmac Group’s® virtual instructor-led training (VILT) is a live web-based learning experience where the Consultant-Trainer and learners are in separate locations.
  • Kelmac Group’s® VILT technology platform is designed to ensure similar interaction as a traditional in-person classroom experience and allows for 2-way dialogue, break-out sessions for engaging workshops and hands-on exercises, and group work using virtual breakout rooms. This provides for an engaging learning experience in which learners can connect with the content and interact with both the Consultant-Trainer and other learners.
  • The learning objectives and topics covered during the VILT are the same as the corresponding in-person version of the class. That said, to accommodate a virtual setting, the pace at which the VILT is delivered, and the structure of class workshops and exercises, is modified to support engagement in a virtual format. Virtual class participants receive eBooks instead of printed materials.
  • All VILT classes are taught by the same, experienced team of Consultant-Trainers you’ve come to expect from the Kelmac Group®. Our team of VILT Consultant-Trainers are trained in virtual facilitation – ensuring a lively, interactive learning experience.
  • How do I need to participate in a VILT class. First and foremost, your enthusiasm. In addition, course learners are required to have their own PC or laptop with a high-speed internet connection. We recommend a headset with microphone, video capability, and the ability to participate in the training from a private, quiet setting. If possible, have two monitors; one for the virtual classroom and the other for viewing training materials. Dual monitors may be helpful but are not required

Virtual Training Technology Requirements


To participate in the virtual training sessions, you will need:

  • Use the latest version laptop or desktop computer. The laptop or desktop computer should not be in use for more than 4 years. (Note: A tablet or mobile device is not suitable for this training).
  • HD Webcam – Built-in or USB plug-in
  • Speakers and a microphone – Built-in or USB plug-in. We highly recommend a headset if you have this available for optimal audio quality
  • Internet connection – Minimum of 2.5Mbps download, 3.0 Mbps upload
  • Two display monitors are highly recommended
    • One for joining the virtual classroom and, if applicable, viewing digital eCourse documentation
    • The other for completing class exercises/assignments

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