Learn to use ISO 22000 to reduce risks to health from processes throughout the food chain from “farm to fork” and to assess conformity.

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As a professional in the food supply chain, ISO 22000 Lead Auditor training enables effective food safety management system auditing skills to improve your organization. ISO 22000 provides a common set of requirements for your food safety management system. Unlike other food safety standards which tend to be prescriptive, ISO 22000 provides a practical and versatile approach for improving the system that runs the organization.

Unsafe food comes from weak systems. Weak systems fail to ensure processes are under control. Weak systems fail to continually improve. Gain the tools necessary to conduct and lead process and system audits to determine conformity to ISO 22000.

As a professional in the food supply chain, you can learn to use effective food safety management system auditing skills to improve your organization. Use your understanding as an auditee and as an auditor to strengthen your system and its processes to assure food safety. Learn to be effective in your auditing of food safety management systems for robust systems. This course focuses on management systems, ISO 22000 food safety management systems and auditing.

  • Interpret and apply ISO 22000 requirements
  • Relate ISO 22000 to your business, regardless of your size and position in the food chain
  • Conduct and lead audits for system and process effectiveness
  • Assess and eliminate food safety hazards
  • Relate the capabilities of the organization to the requirements of customers, top management, regulators and industry
  • Develop and use the FSMS to work proactively not reactively
  • Assess the interaction of a wide variety of system components that comprise the FSMS internally and externally throughout the food chain to mitigate risk
  • Interpret and apply prerequisite programs related to manufacturing using ISO 22000
  • Align your current programs and policies on food safety and risk assessment with ISO 22000
  • Effectively assess and prepare audit reports
  • Manager or person assigned to improve your current system
  • Quality or a technical food industry professional
  • Procurement professional selecting and improving suppliers
  • Individuals who want to become Exemplar Global (RABQSA) certified lead auditors
  • Quality Manager/Management Representative (food safety team leader)
  • Consultant or lawyer to the industry who wants to gain better understanding of systems
  • Auditor responsible for assessing conformity and compliance with food safety requirements
  • Supplier of ingredients, packaging, cleaning chemicals, equipment or service provider


  • Lecture: Intro to Management Systems
  • Lecture: Food Safety Overview
  • Workshop: Terms and Definitions ISO 19011
  • Lecture: ISO 22000
  • Workshop: Analyzing Processes


  • Workshop: Writing Nonconformity Statements
  • Workshop: ISO 22000–Interviewing Auditees
  • Workshop: Closing Meeting Preparation
  • Lecture: Corrective Action and Follow Up
  • Workshop: Corrective Action
  • Lecture: Certification, Registration, Accreditation


  • Workshop: ISO 22000 Self Study
  • Workshop: ISO 22000 Clauses
  • Lecture: Auditing Management Systems
  • Lecture: Developing Process-Based Management Systems
  • Lecture: Audit Planning and Preparation


  • Workshop: ISO 22000–Review System Docs and Prep Audit Schedule
  • Workshop: ISO 22000–Reviewing Processes and Prep Checklists
  • Lecture: Performing Lead Audit Investigation
  • Workshop: Verifying Facts
  • Lecture: Concluding the Audit
  • Workshop: ISO 22000–Determining Nonconformities

Students successfully completing QMII’s 4-day ISO 22000 Lead Auditor training course and examinations provided in conjunction with this course, receive a Certificate of Attainment for the following QMII competency units:

22000 – Food Safety Management Systems

AUDITOR – Auditing Management Systems

TEAMLEAD– Leading Management Systems Audit Teams

This course is recognized by Exemplar Global as meeting the training requirements for ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor personnel certification.

Successful course candidates can use these certifications as earned credit towards other certifications such as ISO 14001 Auditor and other similar standards .