Master the audit of Management Systems for Records (MSR) based on ISO 30301

ISO 30301 LEAD AUDITOR

Why should you attend?

ISO 30301 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform a Management System for Records (MSR) 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 ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.  

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “Certified ISO 30301 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.

Who should attend?

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Management System for Records (MSR) certification audits

  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a Management System for Records audit process

  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with Management System for Records requirements

  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Management System for Records audit

  • Expert advisors in Records Management

Learning objectives

  • Understand the operations of a Management System for Records based on ISO 30301

  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 30301 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 30301 in the context of an MSR 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

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in MSR audits

  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies 

  • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions

  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam

Prerequisites

A fundamental understanding of ISO 30301 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles. 

Course agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Management System for Records (MSR) and ISO 30301

Day 2: Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit

Day 3: On-site audit activities

Day 4: Closing the audit

Day 5: Certification Exam

Examination

The “Certified ISO 30301 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Management System for Records (MSR)

Domain 2: Management System for Records (MSR)

Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 30301 audit

Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 30301 audit

Domain 6: Closing an ISO 30301 audit

Domain 7: Managing an ISO 30301 audit program

Certification

After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. 

The requirements for Auditor Certifications are:

Credential

Exam

Professional experience

IDMS audit/ assessment experience

Other requirements

Certified ISO 30301 Provisional Auditor

Certified ISO 30301 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent

None

None

Singing the Code of Ethics

Certified ISO 30301 Auditor

Certified ISO 30301 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent

Two years: One year of work experience in Records Management

Audit activities: a total of 200 hours

Singing the Code of Ethics

Certified ISO 30301 Lead Auditor

Certified ISO 30301 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent

Five years: Two years of work experience in Records Management

Audit activities: a total of 300 hours

Signing the code of ethics

Please be informed: Certified individuals who possess the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor credentials are qualified for a Certified Master credential. 

To be considered valid, these audits should follow best audit practices and include the following activities:

  1. Audit planning

  2. Audit interview

  3. Managing an audit program

  4. Drafting audit reports

  5. Drafting non-conformity reports

  6. Drafting audit working documents

  7. Documentation review

  8. On-site Audit

  9. Follow-up on non-conformities

  10. Leading an audit team

General Information

  • Certification fees are included on the exam price
  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free