ISO 22000 Lead Implementer

Why should you attend?

The age of globalization has brought new challenges to all industries, and the food industry is no exception. The origin and safety of food products is a main concern in today’s market. It has become increasingly difficult to have proper knowledge on the production methods and origin of food products. Internationally recognized food safety measures are no longer a privilege; they have become a basic requirement for all organizations that deal with food production or service.

The implementation of a food safety management system (FSMS) is a strategic decision for ensuring the safety of food delivered to the consumer. This training course, developed by PECB, aims to help participants develop the knowledge and skills necessary to support an organization in establishing, implementing, managing, and maintaining an FSMS based on ISO 22000 and other best practices. Implementers play a key role in an organization’s ability to successfully implement and maintain an FSMS.

The training course enables you to help organizations establish processes needed to maintain the quality and safety their products and services, while adhering to all legal, regulatory, and other requirements. As part of this training course, you will learn how to establish controls that proactively prevent noncompliance and contribute to the creation of a culture of safety, integrity, transparency, and openness.

The training course is followed by the certification exam. If you pass, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Implementer” credential. The “PECB ISO 22000 Lead Implementer” certificate is internationally recognized. It validates your professional capabilities and competences to implement an FSMS in an organization based on the requirements of ISO 22000.

Why should attend?

  • Managers or consultants involved in food safety management 
  • Expert advisors interested in mastering the implementation process of a food safety management system
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformity to the FSMS requirements in an organization
  • FSMS team members

Learning objectives

This training course will help you:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, methods, and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of an FSMS
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 22000 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Gain the ability to interpret the requirements of ISO 22000 in the specific context of an organization
  • Develop the necessary knowledge and expertise to support an organization in effectively planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and maintaining an FSMS
  • Acquire the expertise to advise an organization in implementing FSMS best practices

Educational approach

This training course is participant centered and contains:

  • Theories, approaches, and best practices used in food safety management system implementation
  • Lecture sessions illustrated with practical examples based on a case study that includes role-playing and discussions
  • Interaction between participants by means of questions and suggestions
  • Exercises, which are a simulation and a preview of the certification exam

Prerequisites

The main requirements for participating in this training course are a fundamental understanding of food safety concepts, a basic knowledge of ISO management system standards, as well as a general understanding of ISO 22000 and the MS implementation principles.


More Details

  • Day 1: Introduction to ISO 22000 and the initiation of an FSMS

    Day 2: Implementation plan of an FSMS

    Day 3: Implementation of an FSMS

    Day 4: Performance evaluation, continual improvement, and preparation for the certification audit

    Day 5: Certification exam

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

    Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a food safety management system

    Domain 2: Food safety management system requirements 

    Domain 3: Planning of an FSMS implementation based on ISO 22000

    Domain 4: Implementation of an FSMS based on ISO 22000

    Domain 5: Monitoring and measurement of an FSMS based on ISO 22000

    Domain 6: Continual improvement of an FSMS based on ISO 22000

    Domain 7: Preparation for an FSMS certification audit

    For specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the Examination Rules and Policies.

  • Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for one of the credentials shown in the table below. You will receive a certificate once you fulfill all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about ISO 22000 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

    The PECB ISO 22000 Implementer certification scheme has the following requirements:

    Credential Exam Professional experience FSMS project experience Other requirements
    PECB Certified ISO 22000 Provisional Implementer PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
    PECB Certified ISO 22000 Implementer PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent Two years: One year of work experience in Food Safety Management Project activities: a total of 200 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
    PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Implementer PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent Five years: Two years of work experience in Food Safety Management Project activities: a total of 300 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
    PECB Certified ISO 22000 Senior Lead Implementer PECB Certified ISO 22000 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent Ten years: Seven years of work experience in Food Safety Management Project activities: a total of 1,000 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

    Note: PECB Certified Individuals who do possess the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor Credentials are qualified for the respective PECB Master Credential, given they have taken 4 additional Foundation Exams which are related to this scheme. For more detailed information about the Foundation Exams and the overall Master Requirements, please go to the following link: https://pecb.com/en/master-credentials. 

    To be considered valid, the implementation activities should follow best practices and include the following:

    1. Drafting an FSMS implementation plan
    2. Initiating an FSMS implementation
    3. Implementing an FSMS
    4. Monitoring, measuring, and maintaining an FSMS
    5. Identifying and acting upon continual improvement opportunities
    • Certification fees are included in the exam price.
    • Training material of over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be provided.
    • An attestation of course completion worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants who have attended the training course.
    • In case of exam failure, candidates can retake the exam once for free within 12 months following the initial exam date.

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