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FSSC 22000 Lead Auditor Course

BSI's "ISO 22000:2005 Lead Auditor" course focuses on teaching students an effective approach for auditing food safety management systems. The primary objective of this training course is to instruct food safety auditors in the principles and practices specific to auditing for conformance with ISO 22000:2005, including planning and preparation of the audit, audit practices, and reporting audit findings. Experienced instructors guide students through 3rd Party audits that are required for a management system based on ISO 22000:2005. Students gain necessary auditing skills through a balance of formal classroom tutorials, group workshops, and open forum discussions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the concepts and requirements of ISO 22000:2005
  • Understand national/international food safety legislation
  • Understand HACCP principles based on Codex Alimentarius
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the auditor
  • Apply ISO 19011 and ISO/TS 22003:2007 definitions, concepts, and guidelines
  • Recognize the principles, practices, and types of audits
  • Conduct all phases of an external audit (plan, execute, report, record, follow-up, closure)
  • Prepare and present effective reports

Course Materials:

Students receive comprehensive course manuals with reference materials.

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers planning the implementation of ISO 22000:2005
  • Anyone who may be involved in either the support or actual implementation of a food safety management system or HACCP-based system
  • Managers or other personnel tasked with managing a food safety management system
  • Individuals interested in conducting first-party, second-party, and third-party audits based on ISO 22000:2005
  • Food safety consultants


It is recommended that students have some prior knowledge of ISO 22000:2005 or food safety management systems

Course Logistics:

There is a two-hour written exam on Day 5. Detailed exam instructions are provided during the course. Certificates of achievement are provided for students who exceed a 70% on both the continual evaluation and the exam. Certificates of attendance are provided to those who choose not to take the exam or do not pass. All certificates are provided within 6 weeks of course completion.

Student : Instructor Ratio - 10:1