Event Date

Wednesday, December 02 -
Thursday, December 03

Event Time

12:00 - 3:30


ZOOM - Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
8418 Excelsior Dr
Madison, WI 53717

Contact Information

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Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin is proud to bring you Principles of Internal Auditing in collaboration with NSF International. The course will be taught by Jim Van Ells

Course Overview

This one-day course provides a full description of a comprehensive design for a plant internal audit program. It will provide not only the details of the design and operation of the full audit program for the facility, but also fundamental audit techniques for the auditor. Trainees will leave the course with an understanding of the fundamental principles of internal auditing and their role as the standard experts. This course will assist companies in meeting the internal auditing requirements of the GFSI standards.

In this course you will:

  • Determine the purpose and write the scope of an internal audit based on industry cases studies
  • Create an internal audit checklist for an assigned program
  • Complete and internal audit nonconformance/corrective action report for an assigned industry scenario
  • Write objective audit report statements

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, learners will be able to

  • Reasons to Audit
    • Benefits
  • Managing an Audit Program
  • Audit formats
    • Self
    • Second Party
    • Third Party
    • Certified Auditor Programs
  • Auditing Principles
  • Conducting the Audit
    • Schedule
    • Demeanor and Conduct of Audit
    • Techniques
      • Vertical vs. Horizontal
      • Direct Observations
      • Indirect Observations
      • Focus Area Auditing
      • Audit Leads
  • Checklist Against the Standard
  • The Top Audit Failings
  • Report
  • Corrective Action Resolution
  • Practicing with Mock Audits 

Course Prerequisites

A solid understanding of food plant operations is required for this course. Completion of a HACCP training course is required prior to enrolling in this course. Completion of an FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food PCQI course is highly recommended.

Learning Assessment

An 80-question multiple-choice, on-line exam follows the conclusion of the course. You will have 10 business days to complete the exam, upon completion of the course. Upon successful completion of the course requirements (attendance and passing score of 70% or greater) participants will receive an NSF Certificate of Accomplishment.

Continuing Education Credits

As an IACET Accredited Provider, NSF Training and Education Services offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. NSF Training and Education Services is authorized by IACET to offer 0.70 CEUs for this program.

Attendance and successful completion of the course could be applied to numerous professional certifications from organizations such as the American Society for Quality, American Cheese Society, Institute of Food Technologists, and Research Chefs Association.

Course Details

This virtual two-day course, sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, is open to all Wisconsin cheese and dairy companies. Attendance will be limited to the first 20 registrants, so please register early. Course instruction will take place via Zoom. Once you are fully registered, you will be provided a link for the course. The virtual course fee is $150 and will cover all registration and materials. The course will run as follows:

Wednesday, December 2 – Thursday, December 3, 2020
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM CST


For questions regarding these or any other courses, contact Adam Brock at 608.575.9585.

We look forward to your attendance and participation as we work to ensure Wisconsin continues to be a leader in dairy food safety!


(Please submit a new registration form for each attendee)

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