Lead Auditor / Auditor Training Program on FSMS based on FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 Standard

CQI & IRCA accredited training program

CQI & IRCA accredited training program

Virtual Classes Schedule

19th - 23rd Sept. 2022: FSSC 22000 Ver. 5.1 Lead Auditor Training Course | Duration: 5 Days | Time: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

26th - 30th Sept. 2022: FSSC 22000 Ver. 5.1 Lead Auditor Training Course | Duration: 5 Days | Time: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

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About the FSSC 22000 Ver 5.1 LEAD AUDITOR COURSE

The FSSC 22000 lead auditor training course based on version 5.1 is structured to provide an overall understanding of ISO 22000:2018 food safety management system requirements, sector- specific pre-requisite program (PRPs) requirements (ISO/TS 22002-x-series or other specific PRP standard), FSSC 22000 additional requirements along with an understanding of the key elements of ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 standards. This food safety lead auditor training course has been made in-line with international registers and guidelines.

This 5- day FSSC 22000 lead auditor training course is a CQI & IRCA accredited training program conducted by our experienced auditors and tutors, who have relevant experience in auditing and have provided trainings to numerous organisations from diverse industries. They will share their experiences and knowledge on the standard's requirements so as to facilitate you while conducting audits.

After completing the FSSC 22000 lead auditor training course, you will receive a globally recognised TÜV SÜD certificate. This course satisfies the training requirements for becoming a CQI-IRCA approved FSSC 22000 auditor.

Course objectives

At the end of this program, the delegate will be able to understand and audit an organisation with regards to:

  • Risks covered by an organization in the food chain
  • The requirements of ISO HLS (High Level Structure) with PDCA
  • The requirements of ISO 22000:2018 standards.
  • The sector specific PRP’s Eg: - ISO /TS 22002-1
  • The requirements of FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
  • The statutory & regulatory requirements of the standard
  • The ISO 19011 standards interpreting it to auditing requirements
  • Plan an audit against set audit criteria, execute audit, make report and communicate the findings.

FSSC 22000 Ver 5.1 LEAD AUDITOR COURSE content / Outline

FSMS Introduction and Process Approach

  • Purpose and benefits of FSMS including understanding of the basic FSMS & QMS principles
  • Terms, Fundamentals and Principles
  • Process Approach with PDCA
  • FSMS standards ( ISO 22000:2018 Clause 1 to 10, ISO/TS 22002-1 and additional requirements).
  • Auditing requirements of ISO/TS 22002-1 & FSSC Specific requirements

Auditing Principle 

  • Auditing objectives
  • Types of audits
  • Audit life cycle
  • Principle of Auditing

Role and Responsibilities of Auditor 

  • Audit Programme objectives
  • The auditees responsibilities
  • The lead auditors’ responsibilities
  • Auditors qualification and certifications

Role Planning an Audit

  • Pre-Audit planning
  • Reviewing documentation
  • Developing an audit plan
  • Preparing checklists or working documents
  • Communication factors

Conducting an Audit

  • Opening meeting
  • Collecting objective/audit evidence
  • Effective interviewing techniques
  • Identifying and recording nonconformities
  • Preparing for the closing meeting

Reporting Audit Result

  • Conducting the closing meeting
  • Preparing the audit report
  • Distributing the audit report

Corrective Actions

  • Corrective action responsibilities
  • Follow up scheduling
  • Monitoring corrective action

FSSC 22000 Ver 5.1 Registration 

  • The registration processes
  • Surveillance audits

Exercises/ Role play (50 % of course Time)

Written Examination

Who should attend?

The food safety lead auditor training program based on version 5.1 is for:

  • Food safety management representatives / quality professionals / consultants.
  • Professionals who have a role to play in the audit of food safety management system.
  • Personnel from certification bodies, consultants, technical and quality managers who are interested in learning FSSC requirements.
  • Auditors / Lead auditors for other management system.

Training duration

5 days


Note: Anyone with the need to audit an organisation’s FSSC 22000 Ver 5.1. Prior knowledge in standard/ work will be added advantage for this course.

Recommend prior knowledge: 

  • With regards to experience in food chain, HACCP, GMP, GHP, etc.
  • Understanding of relevant food safety legislation & pre-requisite programs.
  • A prior knowledge on the ISO 22000:2018, ISO/TS 22002-1 and FSSC 22000 additional requirements.

Exam details (duration, pattern)

Participants will be assessed throughout the course

1.Continuous Evaluation: Punctuality, presentation skills, interactive approach, involvement, role-play, daily tests, etc.

2. Written Examination: (Close book) at the end of the course.

*Study materials and other materials will not be allowed during the exam for reference.
Total Marks for Examination:
90 (Passing Marks – 63)


Participants completing the course will be presented with a TÜV SÜD certificate along with CQI/IRCA mark, which is renowned in certification and carries worldwide acceptance.

Participants who score a minimum of 70% in the food safety auditor training in both the continuous assessment and written examination will be issued a certificate of achievement, while participants who are unable to achieve the minimum passing score will be issued a certificate of attendance.

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