Principles of Internal Auditing

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8 hours

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Virtual Learning

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  • Early Bird Pricing: 10% off
  • Membership Pricing: 15% off
  • Regular Pricing: $675 CAD

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Dates

Times

8 hours

Location

Virtual Learning

Prices

  • Early Bird Pricing: 10% off
  • Membership Pricing: 15% off
  • Regular Pricing: $675 CAD

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Dates

Times

8 hours

Location

Virtual Learning

Prices

  • Early Bird Pricing: 10% off
  • Membership Pricing: 15% off
  • Regular Pricing: $675 CAD

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Dates

Times

8 hours

Location

Virtual Learning

Prices

  • Early Bird Pricing: 10% off
  • Membership Pricing: 15% off
  • Regular Pricing: $675 CAD

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Dates

Times

8 hours

Location

Virtual Learning

Prices

  • Early Bird Pricing: 10% off
  • Membership Pricing: 15% off
  • Regular Pricing: $675 CAD

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Dates

Times

8 hours

Location

Virtual Learning

Prices

  • Early Bird Pricing: 10% off
  • Membership Pricing: 15% off
  • Regular Pricing: $675 CAD

Availability

Dates

Times

8 hours

Location

Virtual Learning

Prices

  • Early Bird Pricing: 10% off
  • Membership Pricing: 15% off
  • Regular Pricing: $675 CAD

Availability

Dates

Times

8 hours

Location

Virtual Learning

Prices

  • Early Bird Pricing: 10% off
  • Membership Pricing: 15% off
  • Regular Pricing: $675 CAD

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Private Team Training

This course may be available for Private Team Training; for groups of six or more participants, this training option could be more cost-effective.
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Program Description

This training course is designed to provide attendees with a thorough understanding of the design, implementation and verification of a full internal audit program within the food facility.

Conducting internal audits with a food safety focus is required to determine whether your food safety management system is implemented effectively. The analysis of results is critical to ensure that the food safety plan continues to be effective. Challenges to achieving continual improvement in food safety programs can occur due to improperly conducted and documented internal audits. Gain the knowledge and skills to internally audit your food safety management system effectively to ensure food safety and compliance with regulatory and GFSI benchmarked food safety standard requirements.

What this course covers

  • Determine the purpose and write the scope of an internal audit based on industry case studies

  • Create an internal audit checklist for an assigned program

  • Complete an internal audit non-conformance/corrective action report for an assigned industry scenario

  • Write objective audit report statements

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

Who should Attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs. Also suitable for professionals new to the industry.

Prerequisites

A strong food safety background is required.

Course Objective

At the end of the program, learners will be able to: 

  • Distinguish between inspection, audit and verification activities 

  • Discuss the role of internal auditing in maintaining and improving the food safety system 

  • Apply techniques in planning and conducting audits and writing internal audit reports 

  • Use objective evidence to assess conformance and impact of non-conformances on food safety 

  • Manage the corrective and preventive action process for continual improvement 

 

Online Exam Information: 

You must have a valid email address to receive your login and password information. 

The exam is open book, which means that you may refer to any notes taken during the course, as well as relevant training materials. You will be allowed a total of two attempts to successfully complete the examination. 

Once started, you will have 60 minutes per attempt to compete the exam. Learners may NOT stop and resume the examination at a later time. Once started, you must complete the attempt within 60 minutes. 

Upon successful completion of the online exam, your NSF Certificate of Accomplishment is immediately available for download as PDF and for printing. If the exam is not written within 10 business days of completing the training course, the learner will need to re-register for the exam and pay an extension fee of $175. 

If you do not pass after two attempts, you will need to re-register for the course and pay the full registration fee. 

 

As an Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Accredited Provider, NSF Training offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. NSF Training is authorized by IACET to offer the number of CEUs below for this program. 

0.65 CEUs

 

Computer and Internet Connection: 

You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is recommended. 

Compatible Web Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE Edge and higher 

 

Accommodations 

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

Additional Recommended Courses

Food Safety and HACCP for Fresh Produce Producers

As a fresh produce supplier and processor for major North American retailers/warehouse clubs, marketers and distributors, you must comply with both regulatory and client requirements for food safety. This course teaches you how to develop, implement and maintain a robust HACCP food safety system. Good agricultural practices (GAPs) and your HACCP plan are components of a preventive control plan (PCP).

What this course covers

  • Discuss specific customer requirements for produce safety

  • Assess a process flow for your operation

  • Identify and assess hazards specific to produce operations

  • Use a decision tree to determine process controls and critical control points (CCPs)

  • Practice completing required food safety documentation

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

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

Who should Attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs.

Prerequisites

An understanding of prerequisite programs and Good Agricultural Practices is essential.

Internal Auditor: SQF

Conducting internal audits with a food safety focus is required to determine whether your SQF food safety system is implemented effectively. The analysis of results is critical to ensure that the food safety plan continues to be effective. Challenges to achieving continual improvement in food safety programs can occur due to improperly conducted and documented internal audits.

Gain the knowledge and skills to internally audit your SQF food safety system effectively to ensure food safety and compliance with SQF requirements in this course.

This course is applicable to all SQF Food Safety Codes and meets the internal auditor training requirements of other food standards although it has a focus on the SQF Code. Participants must bring their copy of the applicable SQF Code to the training program.

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

Who should Attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs. Also suitable for professionals new to the industry.

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor

This two-day virtual course is designed to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills needed to conduct effective internal audits of Quality Management Systems (QMS) based on the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

Our engaging and interactive training sessions delve into core principles of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, providing learners with an understanding of its requirements and application in real-world scenarios. Through a blend of teaching, group activities and dynamic class discussions, learners will acquire the necessary internal auditing skills to assess the effectiveness of their organizations QMS. The requirements of ISO 19011:2018 Guidelines for auditing management systems will be used as the foundational requirements for internal audits.

Key topics covered:

  • Understanding the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System

  • The four phases of an internal audit: Planning, Preparation, Performing the Audit and Reporting/Verification

  • Building a foundation around fundamental organizational process

  • Maintaining a “big picture” perspective during internal audits

  • Testing the effectiveness of each process to optimize organizational outputs

Our expert instructors guide participants through each phase of the internal audit process, emphasizing practical application and value-added auditing techniques. Classroom lecture is seamlessly integrated with hands-on workshops, ensuring that participants grasp the nuances of internal auditing and can apply learned concepts directly within their organizations.

Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their ISO 9001:2015 standard to the training session for reference and practical application.

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

Who should Attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Safety personnel working in industries with quality management systems.

Prerequisite(s): A solid understanding of the ISO 9001:2015 version of the standard is essential for participation in this course.