Certified FSMS Internal Auditor

Internal audits create opportunity for food organisations to improve systems, processes, and services. While all audits help a facility to find and correct issues within their Quality Management System, internal auditing has two extra benefits. First, a good internal audit program allows you to find and correct the issue before the external audit and demonstrates the facilities dedication to customer safety. Second, the internal audit verifies continuous improvement and management commitment. When/If non-conformances are discovered during an internal audit, it gives the facility an opportunity to demonstrate continuous improvement of their system by implementing corrective actions. However, it is difficult to perform an exceptional internal audit. An appreciated internal audit requires that the facility be committed to performing the audit well and using the audit findings in a way that improves the production floor and programmes.

This Certification will assess the participants for the knowledge and skills needed to perform internal audits on Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) and to contribute to their continual improvement. Participants with prior knowledge of food safety management systems will be given preference.The certification is apt for any experienced working professional in the food and healthcare industry looking to audit against food safety management system (FSMS) standards. Food business operators who are looking to implement a food safety management system in their organization, Management representatives, Consultants, Quality directors, or those looking to improve their skill levels and core understanding of Food Safety can also take part and get certified.

The case study based approach in certification programme is designed for working professionals in full time employment who want to update their knowledge and gain required skills and attitude in the area in order to become a Certified FSMS Internal Auditor in the domain.

Certified Study Resources

Module 1: Conducting and facing first, second & third party audits
Module 2: Food Safety Management Systems
Module 3: Guidance for Auditing “ ISO 19011:2018
Module 4: Audit Report Writing
Module 5: Case Study


Any Graduate/ B.tech/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline/ candidates with relevant work experience are eligible to apply for this certification.

Programme Duration

The duration of the training is 5 days.


The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective Online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures and online live classes easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Programme Deliverables

The accompanying training is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Assessment & Certification

All the participants are expected to appear for online assessment. After successfully qualifying the examination, the participants will be awarded the professional certification of Certified FSMS Internal Auditor by Institute of Good Manufacturing Practices India (IGMPI). Details get updated on the website as well. The certification will be awarded after the required levels of knowledge, skills, professionalism and attitude are assessed through the IGMPI assessment process.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing placement assistance to its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading food and agriculture companies across the globe. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

In recent Months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working global food labs and food giants like Britannia Industries Ltd., Hindustan Unilever Ltd., Kohinoor Foods Ltd. (Satnam Overseas Ltd.), LT Foods Ltd. (Daawat), McCain Foods India Pvt. Ltd., Mondelez India Foods Pvt. Ltd. (Cadbury), Haldiram’s, Mother Dairy, MTR Foods Pvt. Ltd. (Orkla), Nestle India Ltd., Amul, Parle Agro Pvt. Ltd., Venkys India Ltd., Vimta Labs, Nexus Test Labs, PepsiCo India, Patanjali, Heritage Food Ltd., Kwality Dairy India Ltd., KRBL Ltd., etc.

Future career prospects

The Professional Certification of Certified FSMS Internal Auditor equips an individual to take leading roles in the HACCP Team as well as in the new product development. This Professional Certification enables an individual to become a part of organization who wants to obtain an ISO Certification. The FSMS Internal Auditor Professional Certification Programme provides sufficient knowledge for specialized job roles in Food Industry like Food Safety Officer, Information Security Officer, Senior Auditor in Certification bodies, ISO Lead Auditor in Food Companies and many more.

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