Exam Description / Content Areas

The exam consists of 175 multiple-choice questions and you have 3 hours to take the exam.  One-hundred and fifty questions are scored, and 25 are pre-tested for statistical purposes, but not scored.  You are only scored on the 150 exam questions and only correct answers are counted.  You will not receive feedback on the pre-tested questions.

 

 

Food Safety Auditor Domains/Tasks

# of items

A

Planning Food Safety Audits

22

1

Verify the Scope of the Audit

6

2

Review the History of the Facility

6

3

Determine Resource Needs

5

4

Verify the Audit Timetable

5

B

Conducting an Audit

54

1

Conduct and Opening Meeting

6

2

Conduct a Program Review

10

3

Conduct Onside (Stage 2) Audit

7

4

Verify Effectiveness of Training Programs

5

5

Conduct Record Review

6

6

Verify the Effectiveness of Previous CAR Corrections/Noted Deficiencies (if applicable)

6

7

Document Audit Observations

7

8

Conduct a Closing Meeting

7

C

Verifying Food Safety Programs

23

1

Observe Facility Processes

13

2

Verify Monitoring of CCPs

10

D

Verifying Prerequisite Programs

24

1

Verify Product Compliance/Conformity

9

2

Inspect Facility

9

3

Inspect Facility Exterior and Grounds

6

E

Conducting Post-Audit Activities

27

1

Document Audit Findings

7

2

Verify Effectiveness of Corrective Actions

4

3

Create Summary Report of Audit

4

4

Create Serious Incident Report

3

5

Create Audit Report

3

6

Assess and Submit Audit Results

3

7

Communicate with Stakeholders (Auditee, Public, others)

3

 

Total

150

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