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FSSC 22000 Lead Auditor (FSMS)

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40 hours (indicative)


This course provides delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of food safety management systems against FSSC 22000, in accordance with ISO 19011, ISO 22003 and ISO 17021, as applicable.

This course includes continuous assessment and a 2-hour written examination.

Recommend prior knowledge:

Knowledge of the requirements of FSSC 22000 and the commonly used food safety management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 22000, which may be gained by completing a CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 22000:2018 Foundation (FSMS)Training course.

Who is it for?

This course is for those intending to acquire the competence to audit an organisation's entire FSMS to meet the requirements of ISO 22000 and the FSSC 22000 scheme, either as a third or second-party auditor.

Successful completion of this CQI and IRCA Certified FSSC 22000 Lead Auditor (FSMS) Training (within the five years prior to making an application to become a certificated auditor) will satisfy the training requirement for certification as an IRCA Certificated FSMS auditor.

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