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125 Chancellors Way, Guelph, ON, N1G 0E7, Canada, 519-821-1246

  • Early Bird
    CA$1,775.00
  • Member
    CA$1,685.00
  • Regular
    CA$2,025.00
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Program Description

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will not be available for the balance of 2020. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

This five-day in-depth course will provide an understanding of the Standard in terms of the protocol, requirements and how to audit effectively. Delegates will gain an in-depth guide to the requirements of the Standard, and learn how to undertake a BRCGS audit, including effective planning, conducting and reporting of the audit. Auditing techniques will be practiced and developed, to include the auditor competency skills required of Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) scheme auditors.

Delegates must have a prior working knowledge of quality management systems and auditing within the relevant manufacturing sector, and also have completed a hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) course of at least two days' duration.

Successful completion of this course, including the exam, forms part of the training necessary to become a BRCGS auditor. The steps necessary to complete your training must be arranged with a BRCGS-approved certification body.

Before the course you must have read and review a copy of the Standard which is available free of charge from the BRCGS Bookshop. Please bring your copy of the BRCGS standard to the course.

At the end of the course you will be assessed with an exam. Participants will receive an official BRCGS certificate, issued by BRCGS, after attending this training program.

This course is part of the BRCGS Professional recognition programme.


Program Benefits

At the end of the course you will:

  • Understand the background and benefits of the Global Standard for Food Safety
  • Understand the relationship with other Standards: ISO and the GFSI-benchmarked Standards
  • Know the fundamental clauses and statements of intent
  • Understand BRCGS audit methodology, the enrollment program and the unannounced audit schemes
  • Know how to close an audit and deal with corrective actions
  • Know how reports are uploaded onto the BRCGS Directory and how certificates are issued
  • Understand the benefits of a BRCGS Directory listing
  • Understand how certification bodies are monitored for compliance by BRCGS

  • For training in Quebec, Canada:
    NSF Training and Education Services is accredited by the Labor Market Partners Board for the purposes of the Act to promote the development and recognition of the skills of the workforce. Certificate #0059425

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    Logistics

    NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all of our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact mclellanddube@nsf.org one week prior to your class.

    On-Site Training

    This course is available as an onsite offering. Please email us for a quote.

    Who Should Attend
  • Certification body auditors or new auditors seeking registration
  • Technical and quality managers who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of the audit process
  • Consultants