From 1 July 2019, auditors applying to GFSI-recognised certification programs such as BRCGS will be required to have successfully passed an exam based on the content of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. Existing auditors will be required to comply by December 2021.

Assessment details

The GFSI Auditor Competency Assessment is based on the content of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements and is designed to assess competency across a range of skills. The exam questions cover both sector-specific technical skills, such as hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP), good manufacturing practice (GMP) or good agricultural practice (GAP) requirements and standard auditing skills such as sampling and evidence gathering.

  • The exam contains one hundred (100) multiple choice items.
  • We are currently offering the Post-farm gate assessment.
  • A time limit of one hundred and eighty (180) minutes is given to complete each examination.
  • Examinees are not allowed to consult any materials during the examination.
  • The assessment will be made available on BRCGS Educate via a course session and the issue of an enrolment code from either BRCGS or Approved Training Partner.


There is mutual recognition of exam results among GFSI-benchmarked Certification Program Owners (CPOs). Individuals only need to complete the exam (s) once regardless of the CPO you may work with.

Proctor services

In order to support our global auditors, we are working with Approved Training Partners who have been trained to provide a proctor service. Find a BRCGS GFSI Competency Assessment Approved Proctor.

BRCGS Academy staff are available to proctor in house, if necessary. Please contact training@brcgs.com for more information on this.

Where possible we will schedule open proctor sessions alongside our courses and events in London, Toronto and China.

Other dates

  • 13Sep 2019

    BRCGS Floor 2 7 Harp Lane London EC3R 6DP

    13 September 2019, 09:00-13:00

    £75.00
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  • 20Sep 2019

    BRCGS Floor 2 7 Harp Lane London EC3R 6DP

    20 September 2019, 09:00-13:00

    £75.00
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  • 20Sep 2019

    BRCGS Floor 2 7 Harp Lane London EC3R 6DP

    20 September 2019, 09:00-13:00

    £75.00
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  • 15Oct 2019

    BRCGS Floor 2 7 Harp Lane London EC3R 6DP

    15 October 2019, 09:00-13:00

    £75.00
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  • 15Oct 2019

    BRCGS Floor 2 7 Harp Lane London EC3R 6DP

    15 October 2019, 09:00-13:00

    £75.00
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  • 25Oct 2019

    BRCGS Floor 2 7 Harp Lane London EC3R 6DP

    25 October 2019, 09:00-13:00

    £75.00
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  • 25Oct 2019

    BRCGS Floor 2 7 Harp Lane London EC3R 6DP

    25 October 2019, 09:00-13:00

    £75.00
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  • 04Nov 2019

    BRCGS Floor 2 7 Harp Lane London EC3R 6DP

    04 November 2019, 09:00-13:00

    £75.00
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  • 04Nov 2019

    BRCGS Floor 2 7 Harp Lane London EC3R 6DP

    04 November 2019, 09:00-13:00

    £75.00
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  • 06Nov 2019

    BRCGS Floor 2 7 Harp Lane London EC3R 6DP

    06 November 2019, 09:00-13:00

    £75.00
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  • 06Nov 2019

    BRCGS Floor 2 7 Harp Lane London EC3R 6DP

    06 November 2019, 09:00-13:00

    £75.00
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