ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

About The Course

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor, a five-day intensive course designed to inculcate participants and enable them to develop the necessary expertise needed to audit a Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001 and to apply widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques in managing an audit team.

During the training, participants engage in practical’s and discussions to develop the needed knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 the certification process according ISO 17021. The participant will develop the skills (mastering audit techniques) and competencies (managing audit teams and audit program, communicating with customers, conflict resolution, etc.) necessary to efficiently conduct an audit.

Day 1
Introduction to Quality Management System (QMS) concepts as required by ISO 9001
  • Normative, regulatory and legal framework related to Quality
  • Fundamental principles of Quality
  • ISO 9001 certification process
  • Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Detailed presentation of the clauses 4 to 8 of ISO 9001
Day 2
Planning and initiating an ISO 9001 audit
  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence
  • Preparation of an ISO 9001 certification audit
  • QMS documentation audit
  • Conducting an opening meeting
Day 3
Conducting an ISO 9001 audit
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures: observation, document review, interview, sampling techniques, technical verification, corroboration and evaluation
  • Audit test plans
  • Formulation of audit findings and documenting non conformities
Day 4
Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO 9001 audit
  • Audit documentation
  • Conducting a closing meeting and conclusion of an ISO 9001 audit
  • Evaluation of corrective action plans
  • ISO 9001 surveillance audit and internal audit management program
Day 5
Certification exam

ISO 9001 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of ISO 9001 is recommended.

Who Should Attend?
  • Internal auditors
    • Auditors wanting to perform and lead Quality Management System (QMS) certification audits
      • Project managers or consultants wanting to master the Quality Management System audit process
        • Persons responsible for the Quality conformity in an organization
          • Members of an Quality team
            • Expert advisors in Quality Management Systems
              • Technical experts wanting to prepare for a Quality audit function
Learning Objectives
  • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO9001 internal audit following ISO 19011 guidelines
  • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO9001 certification audit following ISO 19011 guidelines and ISO 17021 specifications
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to manage a QMS audit team
  • To understand the operation of an ISO 9001 conformant Quality Management System
  • To understand the relationship between a Quality Management System and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • To improve the ability to analyze the internal and external environment of an organization, and audit decision-making in the context of a QMS
  • The “Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

    • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of Quality

    • Domain 2: Quality Management System (QMS)

    • Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

    • Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 9001 audit

    • Domain 5: Conducting of an ISO 9001 audit

    • Domain 6: Closing an ISO 9001 audit

    • Domain 7: Managing an ISO 9001 audit program

  • The “Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • For more information about exam, refer to PECB section on ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Exams

  • After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified ISO 9001 Provisional Auditor, Certified ISO 9001 Auditor or Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor depending on their level of experience. Those credentials are available for internal and external auditors
  • A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully passed the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential.
  • For more information about ISO 9001 certifications and PECB certification process, refer to PECB section on ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification

Learning Methods

On-site Training

On-site training will require you to travel to the city the training is held in and may require accommodations. It gives you the advantage to be in the class with other participants and ask questions as needed as well as seek the advice of the trainer when you require help in understanding the topic. You will also be able to take the exam after finishing the training classes which is included in the cost.

Self Study

Self-Study is an excellent opportunity for those that don’t have the time to travel and can work on their own. Once we have received your request and payment, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access your training material via PECB’s KATE application. If you prefer to get a printed book shipped to you, contact us and we can arrange that for an additional cost. When you are ready, you will receive a voucher for the exam and instructions on how to set-up the online exam. Contact us with any questions.

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