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PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditor | Self-Study

$900

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In Partnership with PECB (Professional Evaluation and Certification Board)

Acquire the necessary competencies to audit food safety management systems against the requirements of ISO 22000 based on the guidelines and requirements for auditing management systems provided in ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1

Included:

  • Certification and examination fees are included in the price of the training course
  • Participants will be provided with over 450 pages of training material containing explanatory information and practical examples.
  • An attestation of course completion worth 31 CPD (continuing professional development) credits will be issued to the participants who have attended the training course.
  • In case of exam failure, the candidate can retake the exam once for free within 12 months following the initial exam date.

 

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ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System

ISO 22000 is an international standard that specifies requirements for a food safety management system. An FSMS based on ISO 22000 gives food producers a structured approach and necessary mechanisms to manage the safety of their products and services. As part of the FSMS, ISO 22000 requires the establishment of effective communication with interested parties, implementing a risk-based approach, establishing and maintaining prerequisite programs, hazard control plans (OPRPs and CCPs), monitoring the performance of FSMS and food safety, and seeking and realizing continual improvement opportunities.

 

Learning Objectives

This training course enables you to understand the:

  • Operations of a food safety management system based on ISO 22000
  • Relationship between ISO 22000 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Requirements of ISO 22000 in the context of an FSMS audit
  • Auditor’s role in planning, leading, and following up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011

 

Why should you attend?

The ever-increasing popularity of food safety, as one of the key aspects of the food industry, has boosted demands from organizations to get certified against ISO 22000. Such certification demonstrates commitment from organizations toward the wellbeing of their consumers and provides sustainability in the market. A PECB auditor credential is a formal and independent recognition of your personal competences. It proves that you are qualified to conduct food safety management system (FSMS) audits for a certification body.

This training course has been developed to reflect the importance of an effective audit. It strengthens your knowledge and skills to plan and carry out an FSMS audit in compliance with the guidelines for auditing management systems provided in ISO 19011 and the certification process presented in ISO/IEC 17021-1.

Through practical exercises, interactive sessions, and discussions, you will be able to gain knowledge on the FSMS and audit techniques. You will also be able to perform an FSMS audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures, and techniques, as well as be able to manage an audit team.

After attending the training course, you can take the exam. If you pass, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditor” credential. An internationally recognized “PECB ISO 22000 Lead Auditor” certificate validates your professional capabilities and competences to audit organizations based on the requirements of ISO 22000 and auditing best practices.

 

Who should attend?

  • Auditors interested in performing and leading food safety management system audits
  • Managers or consultants interested in mastering the food safety management system audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformity to the FSMS requirements in an organization
  • Technical experts interested in preparing for a food safety management system audit
  • Expert advisors in food safety management

 

Educational Approach 

This training course is participant centered and contains:

  • Theories, auditing best practices used in FSMS audits, ISO 22000 requirements, and international auditing standards
  • Lecture sessions, which are illustrated with practical exercises based on a case study that includes role-playing and discussions
  • Interactions, made between participants by means of questions and suggestions
  • Exercises, which are a simulation and preview of the certification exam

 

Prerequisites 

The main requirements for participating in this training course are: a fundamental understanding of food safety concepts and a comprehensive knowledge of FSMS audit principles.

 

Training Course Structure

Introduction to the food safety management system (FSMS) and ISO 22000
    • Training course objectives and structure
    • Standards and regulatory frameworks
    • Certification process
    • Fundamental concepts and principles of food safety management
    • Food safety management system
Audit principles and the preparation for and initiation of an audit
    • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
    • The impact of trends and technology in auditing
    • Evidence-based auditing
    • Risk-based auditing
    • Initiation of the audit process
    • Stage 1 audit
 On-site audit activities
    • Preparing for stage 2 audit
    • Stage 2 audit
    • Communication during the audit
    • Audit procedures
    • Creating audit test plans
Closing of the audit
    • Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports
    • Audit documentation and quality review
    • Closing of the audit
    • Evaluation of action plans by the auditor
    • Beyond the initial audit
    • Managing an internal audit program
    • Closing of the training course
Certification Exam
  • Exam Duration : 3 hours

 

Examination

The PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditor exam complies with the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP) requirements. It covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a food safety management system
  • Domain 2: Food safety management system (FSMS) requirements
  • Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Domain 4: Preparing for an ISO 22000 audit
  • Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 22000 audit
  • Domain 6: Closing an ISO 22000 audit
  • Domain 7: Managing an ISO 22000 audit program

For specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the Examination Rules and Policies.

 

Certification

Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for one of the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive the certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the credential.

For more information about ISO 22000 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the  Certification Rules and Policies.

The PECB ISO 22000 Auditor certification scheme has the following requirements:

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PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditor

PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditor

 

Note: PECB Certified Individuals who do possess the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor Credentials are qualified for the respective PECB Master Credential, given they have taken 4 additional Foundation Exams which are related to this scheme. For more detailed information about the Foundation Exams and the overall Master Requirements, please go to the following link: https://pecb.com/en/master-credentials.

To be considered valid, the audit activities should follow best audit practices and include the following:

  1. Planning an audit
  2. Managing an audit program
  3. Drafting audit reports
  4. Drafting nonconformity reports
  5. Conducting documented information review
  6. Carrying out on-site audit activities
  7. Following up on nonconformities
  8. Leading an audit team

 

Why choose PECB for an ISO 22000 certification?

By successfully completing a PECB ISO 22000 training course and obtaining a certification, among others, you will be able to:

  • Comprehend the main concepts and principles of food safety management
  • Support and guide organizations in improving their general performance in food safety
  • Understand the best practices and adequate controls necessary in the food chain
  • Help organizations prevent and reduce the risks of contaminants in their products and work environment
  • Help organizations establish a traceability system
  • Support organizations in creating and protecting value
  • Help organizations gain competitive advantage
  • Determine whether an organization’s FSMS conforms to ISO 22000 requirements
  • Enable organizations achieve their food safety objectives

 

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ISO 22000 is an international standard that specifies requirements for a food safety management system. An FSMS based on ISO 22000 gives food producers a structured approach and necessary mechanisms to manage the safety of their products and services. As part of the FSMS, ISO 22000 requires the establishment of effective communication with interested parties, implementing a risk-based approach, establishing and maintaining prerequisite programs, hazard control plans (OPRPs and CCPs), monitoring the performance of FSMS and food safety, and seeking and realizing continual improvement opportunities.

ISO 22000 adopts a process approach which integrates the plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle and risk-based thinking at organizational and operational levels. Organizations seeking to implement an FSMS based on ISO 22000 must establish a food safety policy and set the food safety objectives. The policy and objectives must be established by the top management, and a traceability system should be implemented to trace the products through the supply chain.

The requirements of ISO 22000 are generic and applicable to all organizations in the food chain, regardless of their size or complexity. ISO 22000 is developed according to the High-Level Structure (HLS), as such it is aligned with other ISO management system standards. This allows organizations to integrate an FSMS with other management systems such as a QMS based on ISO 9001, an EMS based on ISO 14001, etc. In addition, ISO 22000 encourages organizations to align with other guidelines, specifications, or requirements related to food safety or to specific food sectors which can further contribute to achieve the food safety objectives.

As the companies in the food industry prepare to face the challenges of the 21st century, they will need mechanisms that ensure the safety of their products and services, and they will have to maintain and improve customer satisfaction and confidence. As such, these companies need competent individuals with proven credentials to establish, implement, audit, and maintain measures that ensure food safety.

An ISO 22000 certificate ensures a formal and independent recognition of your professional competences. PECB training courses are designed to enhance your knowledge and comprehension of ISO 22000 requirements and best practices of food safety. Specifically, our ISO 22000 Lead Implementer training course enables you to help, support, and guide organizations to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve an FSMS based on ISO 22000. Our ISO 22000 Lead Auditor training course acquaints you with an auditing approach that is based on internationally recognized standards and good practices.