Certified FSMS Lead Auditor

The Food Safety Management System Lead Auditor Certification is designed to incorporate a candidate with the knowledge and skills required to assess the compliance of Food Safety Management Systems set up under the requirements of ISO 22000:2018. Not just the international standard, but sector specific technical specifications for Prerequisite Programmes (PRPs) provided in ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 shall also be integrated with the Certification to intimate the participant with the needs of the international food sector.

In addition to the above, the participants shall be trained for planning and conducting an FSMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011, an international standard that sets forth the requirements for management systems auditing.Thus, establishing the competence of an FSMS auditor.

Certification Objectives

1. Understand the inter-dependence and relationship between
2. Industrial hygiene and safety practices
3. Global food safety and quality standards
4. Government Laws, Regulations, Guidelines, and Codes of Practice
5. Development and Maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures
6. ISO 22000:2018, ISO 9000:2015, and Technical Specifications (ISO/TS 22002-1:2009, ISO 19011:2018)
7. Food Safety Management System establishment (Basics)
8. Legal framework for FSMS implementation
9. Plan, conduct, report, and follow up a FSMS audit
10. Assessment and management responsibilities of an FSMS Auditor.

Certified Study Resources

Module 1: FSMS and its Significance for food industry
Module 2: Good Manufacturing Practices and its role in quality improvement
Module 3: Food Safety – Need for HACCP, Codex Principles, PRPs, and OPRPs
Module 4: ISO 22000 – Requirements and Implementation in food sector
Module 5: Auditing a Food Safety Management System (Basic)
Module 6: Auditing a Food Safety Management System (with 19011)
Module 7: Documentation and Reporting an audit
Module 8: PRP Implementation and Assessment (ISO/TS 22002-1:2009)
Module 9: Risk Assessment – Hazard analysis, Identifying CCPs, Establishing Corrective measures etc.
Module 10: Regulatory requirements – National & Global authorities, Laws & regulations , Guidelines, and Codes of Practice


The Certification is especially beneficial for persons who:
- Plan/Manage the implementation of ISO 22000:2018
- Require detailed knowledge of FSMS auditing process
- Is involved in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd party audits
- Need to learn about the regulatory framework and assessment for a FSMS assessment
- Food safety consultants, Managers, Technicians
- Aspiring Food Safety Professional


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 Lead 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 Lead 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 Lead 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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