PECB ISO 22000 Lead Auditor

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

Course agenda

DAY 1 | Introduction to the food safety management system (FSMS) and ISO 22000

DAY 2 | Audit principles and the preparation for and initiation of an audit

DAY 3 | On-site audit activities

DAY 4 | Closing of the audit

DAY 5 | Certification exam

Training material

The participant will receive training material containing more than 450 pages of information and practical examples in electronic form via the KATE app.  As part of the full-time course, the participant will also receive printed training materials. 

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

The exam takes the form of a test consisting of 12 essay questions. It is an open-book exam, where candidates are allowed to use the following reference materials: training course materials, any personal notes taken during the training course, a hard copy dictionary, a hard copy of a standard. The exam lasts 3 hours and can be taken online or in paper form. If you do not pass the exam, you can repeat the exam for free within 12 months.

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

Price

The price includes participation in the course, electronic training materials, exam and PECB certification fees. In addition, the price of the full-time course includes a printed copy of the training material, lunch on the training days and refreshments.

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:

Information about the course

Course Duration: 5 days
Exam: Yes
Exam Duration: 3 hrs
Retake Exam: Free

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CredentialExamProfessional experienceProject experience
PECB Certified ISO 22000 Provisional AuditorPECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentNoneNone
PECB Certified ISO 22000 AuditorPECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentTwo years: One year of work experience in Food Safety ManagementAudit activities: a total of 200 hours
PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead AuditorPECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentFive years: Two years of work experience in Food Safety ManagementAudit activities: a total of 300 hours
PECB Certified ISO 22000 Senior Lead AuditorPECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentTen years: Seven years of work experience in Food Safety ManagementAudit activities: a total of 1,000 hours

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