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FSSC 22000 v6 FSMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course (CQI and IRCA Certified)

Gain the knowledge and skills to perform audits of food safety management systems against FSSC 22000 v6.

This course will provide you with an understanding of food safety management systems (FSMS) and the role of an auditor in performing third, second and third party audits of an FSMS against FSSC 22000 v6.

Course details

  • Understand food safety management systems: the purpose and business benefits
  • Understand the role of an auditor in conducting a FSMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011:2018 (and ISO/TS 22003 and ISO/IEC 17021:2015, as applicable)
  • Conduct an audit of FSMS to establish conformity with ISO 2200:2018/FSSC 22999

To adapt to your learning style and needs, this course is available as classroom-based or virtual instructor led training (VILT). Depending on the selected method, this course can be delivered over 5 days or 40 hours.


This course is certificated by the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA); Course Certification Number, 2647 – PR 375.

Learners who successfully complete this FSSC 22000 v6 (FSMS) Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course will satisfy part of the formal training requirements for initial certification as a CQI and IRCA Certificated FSMS Lead Auditor.

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Course Content

This course covers:

  • Course certification

    On completion of this course:

    • Learners who pass both the examination and continuous assessment will be issued with a “Certificate of Achievement” that satisfies the formal training for an individual seeking certification as a CQI and IRCA auditor/lead auditor. The “Certificate of Achievement” is valid for a period of five years from the date of the examination for the purpose of certifying as an auditor with the CQI and IRCA
    • Learners who do not pass the continuous assessment and have been in attendance for the full duration of the course will be issued with a “Certificate of Attendance”
    • Learners who fail the written examination and pass the continuous assessment will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” and will be allowed to re-sit the examination within 12 months of the end date of the first examination
  • Prerequisites

    You will benefit from prior knowledge of:

    • The plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle
    • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continual improvement
    • The principles of food safety management, including prerequisite programs as specified in ISO 22000:2018/TS 22002 (all parts) and HACCP
    • The relationship between food safety management and the provision of food safe products to prevent or minimize adverse effects on human health and the proactive improvement of food safety performance
    • Common examples of relevant national and local FSMS legislation and requirements
    • The requirements of FSSC 22000 v6 or an acceptable equivalent, and the commonly used food safety management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 22000:2018, which may be gained by completing a CQI and IRCA certified ISO 22000:2018 (FSMS) training course or equivalent
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This course is designed for:

  • Professionals looking to audit organizations against FSSC 22000 v6
  • Food safety management representatives

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