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ISO 22000 Lead Auditor Course

Train to lead the audit of a Food Safety Management System using ISO 22000 principles

Brief Course Description

One of our PECB certified instructors will present this five-day course live in a classroom setting. You may opt to join remotely. The certification exam will be held on day five of the course. Once you pass the exam, you can apply for the credential appropriate to your personal career level of experience. PECB will verify your application and will send you a certificate stating the credential awarded. Take a look at the course brochure.


Why should I take this ISO 22000 Lead Auditor course?

When completed, you will be able to plan, lead, and close out an ISO 22000 certification audit for any entity needing it.

ISO 22000 Lead Auditor trains you for any food handling system

How does this work?

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How will you benefit from this course?

A PECB auditor credential is a formal recognition of your personal competencies. The credential shows that you are qualified to conduct food safety management system (FSMS) audits for a certification body.

You will be able to strengthen your knowledge and skills in planning and carrying out an FSMS audit. You will especially learn how to carry out an audit in compliance with the guidelines for auditing management systems found in ISO 19011 and the certification process in ISO/IEC 17021-1.

You will learn how to manage an audit team.

You will be able to take the ISO 22000 Lead Auditor certification exam. If you pass, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditor” credential.

Are you one of these?

  • An auditor wanting to perform and lead food safety management system audits
  • A manager or consultant looking to master the FSMS audit process
  • Responsible for FSMS conformance in an organization
  • A technical expert preparing for a FSMS audit
  • An expert in food safety management

Learning objectives

The training objectives for this course include these topics:

  • ISO 22000-based FSMS operations
  • The relationship between ISO 22000 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • An FSMS audit based on the requirements of ISO 22000
  • The auditor’s role in planning, leading, and following up on a management system audit based on ISO 19011 principles

Pedagogical approach

This course utilizes the following elements in teaching:

  • Theories, and best practices used in FSMS audits, ISO 22000 requirements, and international auditing standards
  • Lectures based on a case study that includes role-playing and discussions
  • Interactions between course participants that prompt questions and suggestions
  • Exercises which simulate elements of the certification exam


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.

ISO 22000 Lead Auditor (PECB)

Daily agenda


Day 1: Introduction to food safety management systems (FSMS) and ISO 22000

Day 2: Audit principles, preparation, and initiation of an audit

Day 3: On-site audit activities

Day 4: Finalizing the audit

Day 5: Certification exam


ISO 22000 Lead Auditor (PECB)



The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Basic and essential principles and concepts of a food safety management system (FSMS)

Domain 2: FSMS requirements

Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

Domain 4: Preparation for an ISO 22000 audit

Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 22000 audit

Domain 6: Finalizing an ISO 22000 audit

Domain 7: Leading and managing an ISO 22000 audit program

For more detailed information about the PECB exam process, please visit Examination Rules and Policies


ISO 22000 Lead Auditor (PECB)



Once you pass the exam, you will be able apply for a credential appropriate to your experience. You will receive the certificate after you show that 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.

ISO 22000 Lead Auditor (PECB)

General Information


  • The course fee includes the cost of the exam and certification.
  • You will receive over 450 pages of training material containing explanatory information and practical examples.
  • You will be issued 31 CPD (continuing professional development) credits once you complete the course.
  • If you fail the exam, you will be able to retake the exam once for free within 12 months following the initial exam date.

ISO 22000 Lead Auditor Course (PECB)

Train to lead the audit of a Food Safety Management System using ISO 22000 principles


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