Agenda is subject to change

Day 1

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Introductions, Course Objectives and Goals
8:15 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

Day 2

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

Successful completion of this course earns the participant a certificate of completion and Continuing Education Units.

Learning objectives

  • Recognize audit terminology and communicate it to other members of the internal audit team and, where appropriate, to auditees.
  • Establish an audit protocol.
  • Differentiate between GMP Inspection and Internal Audit activities.
  • Decipher standards terminology to apply during the internal audit.
  • Identify non-conformances during an internal audit.
  • Manage the Internal Audit Program in coordination with other Management Systems, such as Corrective Action and Management Review.
  • Create internal audit records, schedules, and procedures.
  • Follow audit trails that are uncovered during an internal audit.
  • Create effective corrective actions for non-conformances.
  • Distinguish between verification and validation and apply both to the internal audit and corrective action process for continuous improvement.
  • Establish a regular routine for successful implementation of the complete Internal Audit Program.

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