FSSC 22000:2018 Lead Auditor Course (CQI and IRCA 2217)

This course is an advanced course on Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) where learners will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and conduct 3rd party FSMS audits, including act as an audit team leader to manage audits effectively.

The successful completion of this course will increase learners’ credibility, enable learners to conduct third-party audits against FSSC 22000, and satisfy the formal training requirements for individuals seeking to become a certified Auditor or Lead Auditor with CQI and IRCA.

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Who Should Attend

  • Line/Support function personnel who are involved in FSMS implementation
  • Staff who are charged with the responsibility to develop and maintain an FSMS
  • All FSMS auditors who wish to acquire an internationally recognized auditor status

What will you learn

  • Explain the purpose and business benefits of a food safety management system standard, management system audit and third-party certification
  • Understand the FSMS standard framework of Plan-Do-Check-Act, interrelationship with top management commitment, policy, objectives, planning, implementation measurement, review and continuous improvement
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up on an audit of a food safety management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with FSSC 22000 and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021, where applicable

What do you need to know prior to enrolling

  • Food safety management: A knowledge of the principles of food safety management including prerequisite programmes as specified in ISO/TS 22002 and HACCP; The relationship between food safety management and the provision of safe food products to prevent or minimize 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.
  • Knowledge of FSSC 22000 requirements and commonly used terms and definitions

Learners that are not familiar with the purpose and intent of the ISO 22000 should complete an CQI and IRCA Certified FSMS Foundation Training course or equivalent beforehand

What's Included

  • Course materials
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Upon full attendance and successful completion of this course, including passing the exam, you will be awarded a CQI and IRCA Certified Certificate of Successful Completion

Delivery Methodology

This course is structured with sizeable time spent on activity-based learning. There are many group exercises, workshops and case studies for discussions, presentations and interactions between learners and tutors.

Course Outline

  • Session 1: Course Introduction
  • Session 2: Introduction to FSSC Food Safety Management System
  • Session 3: FSSC 22000:2018 Requirements
  • Session 4: Audit Principles and Managing an Audit Programme
  • Session 5: Planning the Audit
  • Session 6: Conducting the Audit
  • Session 7: Generating Audit Findings
  • Session 8: Reporting and Following Up the Audit
  • Session 9: Certification Process plus CQI and IRCA Registration


5 days

Course Fee

S$1680.00 (Before GST)

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