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ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor

Course Title: ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor
Awarded By: Professional Evaluation and Certification Board
Course Category: Quality Management
Course Duration: 40 Hours

Course Aim

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform a Quality Management System (QMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and the certification process according to ISO/IEC 17021-1.


Target Audience

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Quality Management System (QMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a Quality Management System audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with QMS requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Quality Management System audit
  • Expert advisors in Quality Management

Pre-Requisite: A fundamental understanding of ISO 9001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.


Course Details

This course will cover the following key exams:

  • Introduction to Quality Management Systems (QMS) and ISO 9001
  • Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit
  • Fundamental principles and concepts of a Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Preparation of an ISO 9001 audit
  • Conducting an ISO 9001 audit
  • Closing an ISO 9001 audit
  • Managing an ISO 9001 audit program


Learning Outcome

At the end of this course trainees will be able to:

  • Understand the operations of a Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 9001, ISO 9004 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 9001 in the context of a QMS audit
  • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011