Live Online Training: GMP-Auditor Practice

21/22 October 2020

Course No. 18249



Christof Langer

Christof Langer


Dr Agnes Kis

Dr Agnes Kis

Compliance Consultant, formerly F. Hoffmann La-Roche

Thomas Højsholm Schmidt

Thomas Højsholm Schmidt

CSL Behring

All times mentioned are CEST.


In this Live Online Training you will have the possibility to learn and intensively discuss how to focus on specific GMP related aspects.


Continuous professional training for auditors and lead auditors is of utmost importance as the authorities expect qualified personal performing audits. And GMP audits of suppliers, contract manufacturers and contract laboratories are a fundamental part of a Quality Management System to assure the quality of a drug product. Only knowledgeable and highly qualified auditors with a profound technical knowledge and good communication skills can guarantee audits that are useful for both the auditing company and the auditee.
Recognising this need for further professional knowledge development, the ECA Academy has set up this Live Online Training as an individual course which is also part of ECA’s Certified GMP Auditor Programme.

Target Group

This Live Online Training is designed for both new and experienced auditors. It can also be seen as an addition to the ECA Course “The GMP-Auditor”.

Technical Requirements

For our webinars, we use Cisco WebEx, one of the leading suppliers of online meetings. At you can check if your system meets the necessary requirements for the participation at a WebEx meeting and at the same time install the necessary plug-in. Please just enter your name and email address for the test. If the installation is not possible because of your rights for the computer system, please contact your IT department. WebEx is a standard nowadays and the necessary installation is fast and easy.


Live Online Training: GMP-Auditor Practice

Seminar Programme as PDF

Programme 21 October 2020

09.00 – 09.10 h Welcome & Introduction

09.10 – 10.45 h
How to audit Quality Systems
  • What should be included in a Quality System’s audit
  • Pitfalls when auditing Quality Systems
  • How to detect Quality System issues
10.45 – 11.00 h Break

11.00 – 12.15 h
How to audit Production of solid Dosage Forms
  • Risk-based approach
  • Key points to consider
  • Exercise with role play
12.15 – 12.45 h Q&A Session

12.45 – 13.45 h Break

13.45 – 15.00 h
How to audit Production of sterile Dosage Forms
  • Key essentials and points to consider
  • Case studies
15.00 – 15.15 h Break

15.15 – 16.30 h
How to audit Data Governance and Data Integrity
  • Examples of data governance and data integrity issues
  • Implications of data integrity issues
  • Auditors role in data integrity governance
  • Developing a data integrity audit program – “Hands-on Approach”
16.30 – 17.00 Q&A Session

Programme 22 October 2020

08.30 – 08.35 h Welcome & Introduction

08.35 – 09.45 h
How to audit Engineering and Technical Operations
  • HVAC systems
  • Water systems
  • Utilities
    • Pressured air
    • Clean steam
    • Special gases
  • Room qualification
  • Facility layouts
  • Flow of material and waste
09.45 – 10.00 h Break

10.00 – 11.15 h
How to perform Quality Control Laboratory Audits
  • Sample receipt and registration
  • Sample preparation
  • Equipment Calibration and Maintenance
  • Reporting
11.15 – 12.30 h
How to audit microbiological laboratories
  • Where to look at
  • Interpretation of microbiological Data
  • Examples
12.30 – 13.00 h Q&A Session

13.00 – 14.00 h Break

14.00 – 15.15 h
How to perform an API Site Audit (chemical)
  • Dedicated vs. multiple purpose facility
  • Material dispensing
  • Cross-Contamination
  • Process and cleaning Validation
  • Utilities
15.15 – 15.30 h Break

15.30 – 16.45 h
How to perform an API Site Audit (biotech)
  • Cell banks
  • Inoculation
  • Fermentation
  • Harvest
  • Purification
16.45 – 17.00 h Q&A Session


This course is part of the GMP Certification Programme "ECA Certified GMP Auditor" Learn more

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