Food Safety Management Systems Training

ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management Systems Auditor Conversion (CQI IRCA) Training

Discover the basic training required for potential FSMS Lead Auditors

Discover the basic training required for potential FSMS Lead Auditors


This CQI IRCA certified ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) Auditor Conversion Course provides existing auditors of other management system disciplines basic training for potential FSMS Lead Auditors with the knowledge and skills to prepare, conduct, report and follow up 1st, 2nd and 3rd party FSMS audits. Together with the existing lead auditor certification, this course meets the training requirements for auditor certification by the CQI IRCA.

Through tutor-led discussions, exercises, workshops and role-plays, students will gain sufficient knowledge and skills to get prepared as an FSMS professional.

Note: Delegates who have not successfully completed a CQI and IRCA Certificated (or acceptable alternative) Lead Auditor Training course in another discipline are unlikely to complete this 24-hour course successfully and will find the 40-hour ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor (FSMS) Training course more appropriate.

Duration: 3 - day course


Topics to be covered in this course include:

General introduction
OHS management principles, vocabulary and ISO 22000 requirements
Stage 1 audit (including document review)
Audit planning
On-site audit
Writing NC reports
Audit follow up


There is a balance between knowledge-based presentation, discussions, exercises and case studies. About two third of the time is spent on activity based learning.

Certificates will only be issued to participants with 100% full attendance.

This CQI IRCA Certified course is conducted under the license of, and certificates are issued in collaboration with ALC 06022954.


This course is specially designed for:

Existing auditors of other management system disciplines
Members/supporting personnel of other management systems who have responsibility to audit/implement/improve a FSMS
Any other personnel who wish to advance their career in management systems, irrespective of discipline


Students are expected to have prior knowledge on the following subjects:

  • Management systems: PDCA cycle and management system elements
  • Food safety management: knowledge of the principles of food safety management including prerequisite programmes as specified in ISO/TS 22002 (All parts) and HACCP; relationship between food safety management and the provision of safe food products to prevent or minimise adverse effects on human health and the proactive improvement of food safety performance; Awareness of common examples of relevant national and local FSMS legislation and requirements ISO 22000: Commonly used terms and definitions and requirements which may be gained by completing a CQI IRCA certified ISO 22000 Foundation course.
  • Knowledge of management systems audit through satisfactory completion of a CQI IRCA Certified Lead Auditor course (or acceptable alternative).


With a global vision, Alauda Learning Centre (ALC) offers personal development programmes as well as training solutions to individuals and multinationals.  ALC specializes in management training and CQI IRCA (UK) certified training courses. Collaborating with local partners, ALC training courses are delivered in over twenty countries with stringent quality assurance measures to ensure world class delivery. All local tutors are qualified directly by ALC through a series of competence tests.


  • What are the benefits of enrolling in this course?
    • World-class training – by learning from TÜV SÜD’s industry experts and training specialists

    • Interactive learning style – with interactive formats such as lectures, illustrations and simulations are used

    • Networking opportunity – where you can meet and build network with like-minded individuals at our instructor-led training

    • Gain a competitive edge – by getting trained by experts known in the fields of safety, security and sustainability



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