Hi all, I am a Quality Assurance Manager working in the food industry for the last 5.5 years full time and about 7.5 years in total. I am looking to go out on my own as a food safety auditor.
As I am most experienced in BRC, I was aiming to go for BRC lead auditor training plus, BRC is recognised in Canada and other countries worldwide if I decided I wanted to travel?
I'm wondering what certification would be best to learn if I did want to travel to the Americas or Canada? Also, if I do the training, how do I go about doing my practise audits? Would I have to leave my current job to fit them in and do them through a certification body?
I'm just a bit unclear of the timeline and how it works out when you are going for qualification.
I understand I would need to do the training for example on the BRC website and then I need a number of audits to qualify myself?
Would a certification body take me on as an unqualified auditor and let me do the practise audits through them?
I'm looking to get into this as soon as possible or at least get the ball rolling on my first steps. I would appreciate advice from you guys who might already be in the industry doing this already!
Edited by Charles.C, 07 January 2021 - 03:12 AM.