What Are Internal Audit Training Requirements? 

An internal audit is crucial in assuring your food safety and quality management system is working properly. Global Food Safety Initiative-recognized certification schemes such as SQF, BRC, IFS or FSSC 22000 require that internal audits are conducted at a minimum annually. An ineffective internal audit may have severe consequences for your business.

Therefore, it is important that employees are adequately trained in how to properly audit your systems. GFSI certification may not be the only reason why your organization should conduct an internal audit. Regulations such as FSMA may also trigger internal audits as part of the verification activities.

Comprehensive Food Safety Internal Auditor Training

The food safety internal auditor training by BD Food Safety Consultants LLC includes all the necessary fundamentals regarding internal auditing principles, establishing an internal audit program that is effective, and food-quality criteria associated with internal safety auditing.

Some components that will be covered include:

  • The requirements of a well-established internal audit program
  • How to properly prepare for an internal food safety audit
  • How to analyze the data that is harvested during an audit
  • Implementing corrective actions after audit analysis
  • Creating effective audit reports to meet GFSI standards
  • Following correct actions for supplier auditing processes

Training Location 

This is an online course. We use GoToTraining software for our online courses. All you need is a web browser and there are no special software requirements for participants. 

Pricing and Course Details 

Price per person: $299, (5% off for 3 or more participants, 10% off for 5 or more participants) – Price includes certification fees.

8 hour course, Course Times: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

On – site Training at Client location is available for groups of 7 plus participants. With on site courses we offer an optional half day Internal Audit exercise in your facility on selected parts of your Food Safety System.


Meet your Internal Auditor Course Instructors

Bart Dobek

Bart Dobek

Lead Instructor

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Lauren Daley

Lauren Daley

Lead Instructor

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Carmen Ciocan

Carmen Ciocan

Lead Instructor

Visit Carmen’s LinkedIn profile web page to learn more about her experience and background

Dates & Registration 

Dates  Location Registration 
December 3, 2019 Online Course  Register 
February 7, 2020 Online Course  Register 

Who Should Attend These Training Courses?

In general, any member of your workforce who oversees food safety and food safety protocol should have internal audit training. However, it is not uncommon for team leaders, quality control specialists and associates, and product managers and consultants to take this training and get certified so they also have the necessary knowledge to oversee audits when they must be implemented.

Internal Audit Training at Your Business Location

We offer both SQF and BRC internal audit training on-site at your organization, which includes an eight-hour class with an optional four-hour internal audit training@bdfoodsafety.com at your premises.

For on-site training courses, please contact us directly at training@bdfoodsafety.com or review the below registration dates for upcoming online courses. We also offer an online internal audit course via GoToTraining software for your convenience.

Why Undergo Training Through BD Food Safety Consultants LLC?

Training offered by BD Food Safety Consultants LLC is based on ISO 19011–2011 guidelines and meets the requirements set forth by GFSI. Therefore, you can assure your employees are fully ready for an SQF audit and hold the knowledge necessary to follow the proper protocols.

We also keep the pricing for BRC training and SQF internal audit training as affordable as possible. We charge $299 per person with 5 percent off for three or more participants and 10 percent off for five or more participants. Contact us today for more information.