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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 Programs (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

1. FSMS and its Significance for food industry
2. Good Manufacturing Practices and its role in quality improvement
3. Food Safety – Need for HACCP, Codex Principles, PRPs, and OPRPs
4. ISO 22000 – Requirements and Implementation in food sector
5. Auditing a Food Safety Management System (Basic)
6. Auditing a Food Safety Management System (with 19011)
7. Documentation and Reporting an audit
8. PRP Implementation and Assessment (ISO/TS 22002-1:2009)
9. Risk Assessment – Hazard analysis, Identifying CCPs, Establishing Corrective measures etc.
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 Life Science, Home Science, Agriculture, Food graduate/ B.Pharm/ M. pharm/MSc. /PhD in Science disciplines/ any diploma /degree holders, working professionals of any of the following industry types, Food products manufacturing, Ayurvedic food products, Food Processing industry, Retail, and Food Service establishments, Food Packaging, Food/Food ingredient-based Research, Biotechnology or any related industry are highly encouraged to apply for the certification.


The registration dates for this certification run by the institute are updated timely on the website. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the curriculum make the certification lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants. After registration is confirmed by the institute, the requisite study resources, assessment test papers will be dispatched to the participants. The study resources are considered sufficient for the preparation of the certification exam. However, the participants should feel free to go through other study resources as well. The certification examination will be notified after 2 months of the registration.

Certification and Membership Fees

Rs. 14500/- for Indian nationals and 500 USD for overseas students. This covers the certification registration fee and examination fee. An additional membership fee of Rs 4500/-(USD 125 for overseas) is optional to pay in order to avail the services of Certified Study Resources and training for the preparation of the certification exam.

Assessment & Certification

All the participants are expected to appear for online assessment. After successful completion the participants will be certified as FSMS Lead Auditor by IGMPI. For all the above mentioned elaborate study resources, Assessment test papers and case studies would be provided by the Institute from time to time. 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.

Re- Examination

In case the participant is not able to pass the certification exam in first attempt/exam notification, he/she will have to re- register for the next scheduled examination by submitting re- registration form along with the re- registration fee of Rs. 1500/-(50 USD). However, the participants will be given sufficient flexibility in scheduling their First certification exam.

Programme Fee Details

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