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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 January 15 - January 16 Orange County, CA
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 January 17 - January 18 Orange County, CA
Preventive Controls for Animal Food January 23 - January 25 Dallas, TX
Preventive Controls for Human Food January 23 - January 25 Louisville, KY
Internal Food Safety Auditor January 28 - January 29 Chicago, IL
HACCP for Food Processors February 5 - February 6 Nashville, TN
Environmental Monitoring Program February 7 - February 8 Seattle, WA
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 February 7 - February 8 Nashville, TN
FAMI-QS Version 6 February 11 - February 12 Des Moines, IA
Preventive Controls for Animal Food February 13 - February 15 Des Moines, IA
BRC: Food Safety Issue 7 To 8 Conversion For Sites February 19 Philadelphia, PA
Preventive Controls for Human Food February 20 - February 22 Philadelphia, PA
FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs February 26 - February 27 Orange County, CA
BRC Lead Auditor March 4 - March 8 Chicago, IL
Environmental Monitoring Program March 11 - March 12 Atlanta,GA
Preventive Controls for Animal Food March 13 - March 15 Atlanta,GA
Preventive Controls for Human Food March 20 - March 22 Orange County, CA
Internal Food Safety Auditor March 21 - March 22 Louisville, KY
HACCP for Food Processors March 26 - March 27 Des Moines, IA
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 March 28 - March 29 Des Moines, IA
Environmental Monitoring Program April 4 - April 5 Dallas, TX
HACCP for Food Processors April 9 - April 10 Seattle, WA
Preventive Controls for Human Food April 10 - April 12 Madison, WI
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 April 11 - April 12 Seattle, WA
Internal Food Safety Auditor April 16 - April 17 Philadelphia, PA
Advanced SQF Practitioner April 18 - April 19 Des Moines, IA
Preventive Controls for Animal Food April 24 - April 26 Denver, Co
Food Plant Microbiology & Hazards 101 April 25 - April 26 Minneapolis, MN
Preventive Controls for Human Food May 1 - May 3 Seattle, WA
BRC Professional Package May 7 - May 10 Dallas, TX
Environmental Monitoring Program May 9 - May 10 Minneapolis, MN
HACCP for Food Processors May 14 - May 15 Philadelphia, PA
Preventive Controls for Animal Food May 15 - May 17 St Louis, MO
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 May 16 - May 17 Philadelphia, PA
FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs May 21 - May 22 Des Moines, IA
GLP within Food Plant Laboratories May 23 - May 24 Des Moines, IA
Internal Food Safety Auditor May 30 - May 31 Madison, WI
Advanced HACCP June 10 - June 11 Des Moines, IA
Preventive Controls for Human Food June 12 - June 14 Des Moines, IA
Environmental Monitoring Program June 13 - June 14 Fresno, CA
HACCP for Food Processors June 18 - June 19 Minneapolis, MN
Environmental Monitoring Program June 20 - June 21 Providence, RI
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 June 20 - June 21 Minneapolis, MN
Internal Food Safety Auditor June 25 - June 26 Seattle, WA
Advanced SQF Practitioner June 27 - June 28 Louisville, KY
FSSC 22000 June 27 - June 28 Chicago, IL

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