ISO 22000 Lead Auditor Training


PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditor Training


The PECB ISO 22000 Lead Auditor training course is presented by MACH Global in partnership with the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB).

Personal certification as an ISO 22000 Lead Auditor is offered by PECB. Successful completion of the course and exam are stepping stones to achieving personal certification.

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Why Should You Attend?

ISO 22000 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.

Who should attend?

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Food Safety Management System (FSMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a Food Safety Management System audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with FSMS requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Food Safety Management System audit
  • Expert advisors in Food Safety Management 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the operations of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) based on ISO 22000
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 22000 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 22000 in the context of a FSMS audit
  • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011


A fundamental understanding of ISO 22000 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

General Information

  • Certification fees are included on the exam price
  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free

What to Expect


Educational Approach

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in FSMS audits
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies
  • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) and ISO 22000
Day 2: Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit
Day 3: On-site audit activities
Day 4: Closing the audit
Day 5: Certification Exam

Examination & Certification


The "PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditor" exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS)

Domain 2: Food Safety Management System (FSMS)

Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

Domain 4: Preparation of 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

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


After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about ISO 22000 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the PECB Certification Rules and Policies.

Course Cost

The costs per attendee will vary according to the location of the course. Please go to our Training Calendar for location and pricing details.


  • Course Fee includes a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Meals are not included. 
  • Taxes may be added, where applicable.
  • See our Cancellation & Refund Policy 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

A written notice (e.g. email) of cancellation must be received by MACH Global prior to the scheduled first day of the course in order for eligible refunds to be applied. 

Refunds will be applied as follows:

  • Cancellation over 30 days prior to the course date* will be eligible for a refund of fees less $50.00 administration fee. 
  • Cancellation within 15 - 30 days prior to course date* will be eligible for 50% refund of fees paid.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days prior to course date* will not be eligible for a refund of any part of fees paid.
  • Payments that have been received for courses that are cancelled by MACH Global will be eligible for a full refunded.
  • Refunds may be applied to another course or MACH Global product. 

*Course date is the scheduled first day of the course. 

Need more details?

We would be happy to provide more details.  Our Training Servcies team may be contacted at or 484-483-0007.

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