ISO 22000 FSMS Lead Implementer

Mastering the implementation and management of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) based on ISO 22000

Course Description

ISO 22000 Lead Implementer training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in establishing, implementing, managing and maintaining a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) based on ISO 22000. During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of Food Safety Management Systems and be able to apply them in an organization's food supply chain in order to effectively control food hazards and ensure quality and safety.

After mastering all the necessary concepts of Food Safety Management Systems, you can sit for the exam and apply for a "PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Implementer" credential. By holding a PECB Lead Implementer Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to implement ISO 22000 in an organization.


  • Managers or consultants involved in Food Safety Management
  • Expert advisors seeking to master the implementation of a Food Safety Management System
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with FSMS requirements
  • FSMS team members

Delivery and duration

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  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 22000, ISO 22002-1 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Master the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of a FSMS
  • Learn how to interpret the ISO 22000 requirements in the specific context of an organization
  • Learn how to support an organization to effectively plan, implement, manage, monitor and maintain a FSMS
  • Acquire the expertise to advise an organization in implementing Food Safety Management System best practices

General Information

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued to the participants
  • In case of failure of the exam,participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to ISO 22000 and initiation of a FSMS

  • Course objectives and structure
  • Standard and regulatory framework
  • Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
  • Fundamental principles of food safety
  • The initiation of implementation of the FSMS
  • Understanding the organization and clarifying the food safety objectives

Day 2: Plan the implementation of a FSMS

  • Analysis of the exiting management system
  • Leadership and approval of the FSMS project
  • FSMS scope
  • Policies for food safety
  • Management responsibility
  • Documentation
  • Communication
  • Resource management

Day 3: Implementation of a FSMS

  • Realization of safe products
  • Preliminary steps to enable hazard analysis
  • Hazard analysis
  • Operational controls
  • Traceability system

Day 4: FSMS monitoring, measurement, continuous improvement and preparation for a certification audit

  • Monitoring, measuring, analysis and evaluation
  • Internal audit
  • Management review
  • Treatment of problems and nonconformities
  • Improvement of the FSMS
  • Preparing for the certification audit
  • Competence and evaluation of implementers
  • Closing the training

Day 5: Certification Exam

  • Duration: 3 hours

Examination and Certification

The ''Certified ISO 22000 Lead Implementer'' exam fully meets the requirements of the Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
  • Domain 2: Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
  • Domain 3: Planning a FSMS implementation based on ISO 22000
  • Domain 4: Implementing a FSMS based on ISO 22000
  • Domain 5: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of a FSMS based on ISO 22000
  • Domain 6: Continual improvement of a FSMS based on ISO 22000
  • Domain 7: Preparing for a FSMS certification audit

The ''Certified ISO 22000 Lead Implementer'' exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form).

For more information about the exam, refer to PECB Exam Preparation Guide

After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified ISO 22000 Provisional Implementer, Certified ISO 22000 Implementer or Certified ISO 22000 Lead Implementer, depending on their experience level.

A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully passed the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential.

For more information about the certification process, refer to PECB section on ISO 22000 Lead Implementer

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