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The ISO 22000 lead auditor training is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct first, second, and third-party audits of Food Safety Management System (FSMS) audits in accordance with ISO 22000 requirements, as well as to lay the groundwork for developing an FSMS audit program.

The course explains in detail how to plan and carry out an FSMS audit to ensure compliance with ISO 22000 requirements.

This course adheres to ISO 19011, the management system auditing guideline.


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • ISO 22000 LA.pages
  • Lead and manage 1st, 2nd or 3rd party audits
  • Participate in the planning, preparation, conduct, and reporting of audits
  • Present their audit findings in a formal and clear manner to the interested parties concerned
  • Handle various difficult situations encountered during audits
  • Satisfy the training requirements for initial certification as an IRCA FSMS auditor
  • The ability to assess compliance of an organisation to meet your own internal or external requirements.
Key Topics
  • ISO 22000 standards series
  • Auditing Process Approach including the PDCA Cycle
  • Auditing ISO 22000 Standard requirements
  • Auditing Food Safety Management Systems Documentation
  • Auditing ISO 19011 standard requirements
  • Auditing Roles and Responsibilities of Auditor
  • Audit Planning- Audit Plan
  • Checklists, Non-Conformance Reports
  • Audit Reporting
  • Final Team Meeting/ Follow up
  • Verification/ Audit Records
  • Exercises, Case Studies etc.
  • Accreditation/ Certification and Auditor Registration


A two-hour written test is included in this course.

Full attendance, as well as passing the examination and practical assessment, are required for certification.

Participants must demonstrate that they have met the learning and enabling objectives using the PERAC’s methods of continual assessment and evaluation.

Who should attend?
  • ISO 22000 LA.pages
  • Auditor wanting to perform and lead an Food Safety Management System (FSMS) audits as the responsible of an audit team
  • Project manager or consultant wanting to master the Food Safety Management System audit process
  • Person responsible for the Food Safety or conformity in an organization
  • Member or Expert advisor of the Food Safety team,
  • Technical expert wanting to prepare for an food safety audit function