Internal Auditing Techniques

Establish an internal audit protocol and create supportive records and procedures.

You’ll gain the upper hand when you understand significant differences between self-inspections and internal audits and can identify and correct potential non-conformances before your certification auditor finds them. Our professional instructors will teach you how to manage your Internal Audit Program in coordination with other management systems, such as corrective action and management review.

Take your food safety training to the next level by enrolling in this seminar and its companion course - Food Plant Inspection Techniques.

Who will benefit from this Internal Auditing seminar?

Internal audit team members and management who support the internal audit function and have completed HACCP training will benefit most from this course. This course uses the ISO 19011 standard as the basis for teaching quality systems audit protocol.

After this course, you’ll know how to:

  • Establish an audit protocol
  • Create internal audit records, schedules, and procedures
  • Follow audit trails that are uncovered during an internal audit
  • Create effective corrective actions for non-conformances
  • Apply verification and validation to the internal audit and corrective action process for continuous improvement

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive 1.3 continuing education units.

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Introductions, Course Objectives and Goals
8:15 a.m. Foundation of Internal Auditing
9:45 a.m.  Break
10:00 a.m. Audit Process and Methodology
  • Audit Objectives and Scope
  • Effective Audit Planning 
  • Internal Auditor Competency and Skills
  • Opening Meeting
  • Collecting & Verifying Information
  • Auditor Methods & Techniques
12:00 p.m. Lunch (On your own)
1:00 p.m. Audit Process and Methodology
  • Evaluating Non-conformance Severity
  • Closing Meeting Content
2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Workshops
  • Workshop A – Writing an Audit Plan
  • Workshop B – Conduct an Opening Meeting
  • Workshop C – Conduct a Closing Meeting 
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Summary Review of Day 1
8:30 a.m. Workshops
  • Workshop D - Root Cause Analysis & Internal Audit Corrective Action
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Workshops
  • Workshop E - GFSI Compliance Words and Phrases
12:00 p.m. Lunch (On your own)
1:00 p.m. Workshops
  • Workshop F - Case Study: Internal Audit
2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Internal Audit Management
3:00 p.m. Course Summary
3:30 p.m. Exam
3:45 p.m. Exam Review, Course Evaluation and Closure
4:00 p.m. Seminar Concludes

Enrollment information:

Cancellation Information

Taxes will be added to stated seminar fees as applicable.

Date and location

This seminar is not being offered at a public location this year, but is available at any time for plants interested in private training.

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