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Our BRC Global Standards (BRC) courses are taught by ATP instructors with years of experience in a wide variety of food sector categories that deliver interactive courses that enable you to consolidate and apply your learning about the requirements and implementation of the BRC Standards. Our courses provide a framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality and quality, and the operational controls for the food and food ingredient manufacturing, processing and packing industry. 

BRC Global Standards Professionals are well-equipped to manage any Standard in your business, including those recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). On completion of the required courses, you will be awarded a BRC Global Standards Professional certificate from BRC.

BRC Issue 7: Understanding the Requirements

Course Description This course has been designed to enable delegates to gain a full understanding of the general principles of the requirements of the Standard, including fundamental clauses and statements of intent. Delegates will also learn how certificated audits against the Standard operate including closing the audit, corrective actions, and certificate issue.  A good technical knowledge of the industry is essential.
Training Modules • Explain the operation of the Standard
• Prepare for an audit to the Standard
• Implement the requirements of the Standard
• Closeout corrective actions
• Access and share reports on the BRC Global Standards Directory
Prerequisites HACCP for Food Processors 
Who Should Attend? Technical & Quality Managers and their teams, personnel from retailers

 

BRC Lead Auditor Training

Course Description This 5-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 BRC Global Standards
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 GFSI scheme auditors. 

Successful completion of this course, including the exam, forms part of the training necessary to become a BRC Global Standards auditor. The steps necessary to complete your training must be arranged with a BRC Global Standards-approved certification body.
Training Modules • The details of the BRC Global Standards scheme

• The requirements of the Standard and how compliance can be demonstrated 
• BRC Global Standards auditing protocol

• Effective auditing techniques 
• Food safety auditor competencies as defined by GFSI 
• Completing the audit report

Prerequisites HACCP for Food Processors; Attendees should read the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 prior to attending the course
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.

BRC: Food Safety Issue 7 To 8 Conversion For Sites

Course Description This 1-day course will provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of the revisions to the Standard requirements for Issue 8. It is designed to equip delegates with the skills and knowledge to successfully implement the changes to the Standard on-site.

Issue 7 to 8 Conversion for Sites 25 question exam; Pass mark 60%.
Training Modules • Understand the changes to existing requirements
• Understand what sites need to do to implement the new requirements  
• Recognize the changes to the protocol of the Standard 
• Know what to expect from the Food 8 audit  
Prerequisites HACCP Training 
• BRC Understanding Requirements Issue 7 Training
Who Should Attend? • Site Technical and Quality Managers and their teams
• BRC Global Standards Professionals

BRC: Food Safety Issue 7 To 8 Conversion For Auditors

Course Description This course will provide auditors of BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 with details of the changes to the Standard for Issue 8, as well as a review of audit protocol and BRC Global Standards expectations to ensure the effectiveness and consistency of audits against the Standard.
Training Modules • Know the changes for Issue 8 including changes to existing clauses, new requirements, and clauses for voluntary modules
• Recognize the changes to the protocol of the Standard
• Know how the audit should be carried out and reported consistently 
Prerequisites  none
Who Should Attend? • Certification body scheme managers
• Audit report reviewers
• Current auditors of BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7
• Consultants
• Manufacturing personnel wishing to gain a better understanding of the audit protocol

Upcoming courses

Course Date Location
HACCP for Food Processors August 21 - August 22 Des Moines, IA
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 August 23 - August 24 Des Moines, IA
Environmental Monitoring Program August 28 - August 29 Orange County, CA
Internal Food Safety Auditor September 6 - September 7 Fresno, CA
Environmental Monitoring Program September 11 - September 12 Philadelphia, PA
Food Plant Microbiology & Hazards 101 September 13 - September 14 Minneapolis, MN
FSSC 22000 September 13 - September 14 Philadelphia, PA
HACCP for Food Processors September 18 - September 19 Orange County, CA
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 September 20 - September 21 Orange County, CA
Preventive Controls for Animal Food September 26 - September 28 Dallas, TX
Preventive Controls for Human Food September 26 - September 28 Des Moines, IA
GLP within Food Plant Laboratories October 2 - October 3 Milwaukee, WI
FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs October 4 - October 5 Providence, RI
BRC Lead Auditor October 8 - October 12 Chicago, IL
HACCP for Food Processors October 9 - October 10 Philadelphia, PA
Preventive Controls for Human Food October 10 - October 12 Minneapolis, MN
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 October 11 - October 12 Philadelphia, PA
Preventive Controls for Animal Food October 17 - October 19 Des Moines, IA
Environmental Monitoring Program October 18 - October 19 Denver, Co
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 November 1 - November 2 Louisville, KY
BRC: Food Safety Issue 7 To 8 Conversion For Sites November 6 Chicago, IL
FAMI-QS Version 6 November 6 - November 7 St Louis, MO
FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs November 8 - November 9 Chicago, IL
Internal Food Safety Auditor November 8 - November 9 St Louis, MO
Advanced SQF Practitioner November 13 - November 14 Philadelphia, PA
Preventive Controls for Human Food November 14 - November 16 Fresno, CA
Internal Food Safety Auditor November 27 - November 28 Louisville, KY
Preventive Controls for Human Food November 28 - November 30 Dallas, TX
Environmental Monitoring Program December 4 - December 5 Des Moines, IA
BRC: Food Safety Issue 7 to 8 Conversion of Auditors December 4 - December 5 Nashville, TN
Internal Food Safety Auditor December 6 - December 7 Nashville, TN
HACCP for Food Processors December 11 - December 12 Seattle, WA
Preventive Controls for Human Food December 12 - December 14 Kansas City, MO
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 December 13 - December 14 Seattle, WA

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