The 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.
Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master the 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 9001 Lead Audito credential. By holding a Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.
A fundamental understanding of ISO 9001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.
Day 1: Introduction to Quality Management Systems (QMS) and ISO 9001
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
The Certified ISO 9001 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 Quality Management System (QMS)
Domain 2: Quality Management Systems (QMS)
Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles
Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 9001 audit
Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 9001 audit
Domain 6: Closing an ISO 9001 audit
Domain 7: Managing an ISO 9001 audit programme
For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.
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. For more information about ISO 9001 certifications and the certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.
The requirements for Auditor Certifications are:
|Credential||Exam||Professional experience||MS audit/ assessment experience||Other requirements|
|Certified ISO 9001 Provisional Auditor||Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent||None||None||Signing the Code of Ethics|
|Certified ISO 9001 Auditor||Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent||Two years: One year of work experience in Quality Management||Audit activities: a total of 200 hours||Signing the Code of Ethics|
|Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor||Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent||Five years: Two years of work experience in Quality Management||Audit activities: a total of 300 hours||Signing the Code of Ethics|
|Certified ISO 9001 Senior Lead Auditor||Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent||Ten years: Seven years of work experience in Quality Management||Audit activities: a total of 1000 hours||Signing the Code of Ethics|
Note: Certified Individuals who do possess the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor Credentials are qualified for the respective Master Credential, given they have taken 4 additional Foundation Exams which are related to this scheme. For more detailed information about the Foundation Exams and the overall Master Requirements, please go to the following link: https://pecb.com/en/master-credentials.
To be considered valid, these audits should follow best audit practices and include the following activities: