ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training Course

About the Course

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training provides you with the knowledge and concepts for:

  • Theory and practice of auditing;

  • Practical understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a quality auditor

  • Understanding the techniques and methodologies required to effectively audit a Quality Management System

  • Managing an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution

  • Planning and carrying out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and the certification process according to ISO/IEC 17021-1


Upon successful completion of the examination, you can apply to be recognised as a “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Implementer”. By becoming a PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor, you demonstrate that you have the professional competence to plan and carry out an effective internal and external Quality Management System audits in an organisation, with recognition world-wide. For more information visit pecb.com

Who Should Attend
  • Quality practitioners / auditors seeking to perform and lead Quality Management System certification audits

  • Managers or Consultants involved in Quality Management System audit process

  • Individuals responsible for Quality Management System conformance in an organisation

  • Advisors already working with management systems, seeking to master the auditing of a Quality Management System

  • Those exploring new career opportunities in Quality Management Systems auditing

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the operations of a Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001

  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 9001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks

  • Understand the auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011

  • Learn how to interpret the ISO 9001 requirements in the specific context of an organisation

  • 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

Educational Approach

This training is based on both theory and best practices used in Quality Management System audits.

Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples is provided. Training sessions include practical questions and examples. Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies.

Practical exercises are based on examples and case study discussions. Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam.

Prerequisites

A fundamental understanding of ISO 9001 and comprehensive knowledge of implementation principles.

Course Agenda
Day 1Introduction to ISO 9001 and Quality Management System
Day 2Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit
Day 3On-site audit activities
Day 4Closing the audit
Day 5Certification Exam


A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued upon completion of the course.

Examination

The PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP) and covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1Fundamental principles and concepts of a Quality Management System
Domain 2Quality Management System
Domain 3Fundamental audit concepts and principles
Domain 4Preparation for an ISO 9001 audit
Domain 5Conducting an ISO 9001 audit
Domain 6Closing an ISO 9001 audit
Domain 7Managing an ISO 9001 audit programme


For more information about the ISO 9001 Lead Auditor exam contact us on 1300 614 007 or visit the PECB Examination Rules and Policies.

Certification

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

CredentialExamProfessional ExperienceQMS project experienceOther requirements
PECB Certified ISO 9001 Provisional Auditor PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor  exam or equivalentNoneNoneSigning the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 9001 Auditor PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor  exam or equivalentTwo years: One year of work experience in Quality MangementAudit activities: a total of 200 hoursSigning the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor  exam or equivalentFive years: Two years of work experience in Quality MangementAudit activities: a total of 300 hoursSigning the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 9001 Senior Lead Auditor PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor  exam or equivalentTen years: Seven years of work experience in Quality MangementAudit activities: a total of 1000 hoursSigning the PECB Code of Ethics


Note: PECB Certified Individuals who do possess the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor Credentials are qualified for the respective PECB 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:

  1. Audit planning
  2. Audit interview
  3. Managing an audit program
  4. Drafting audit reports
  5. Drafting nonconformity reports
  6. Drafting audit working documents
  7. Documentation review
  8. On-site audit
  9. Follow-up on nonconformities
  10. Leading an audit team

For more information about the ISO 9001 Professional Certifications contact us on
1300 614 007 or visit the PECB Certification Rules and Policies.

Delivery options

Self-Study

  • Study at your own time, pace and location

  • Online support from our certified trainer

  • Certification Exam completed in our classroom or online

  • We provide comprehensive course material

  • Upon successful completion of the Certification Exam, each attendee receives an Attendance Certificate and 7 CPD credits and can apply to be recognised as a PECB Certified Professional

Training DaysCPD CreditsExamExam DurationRetake Exam
No limit31Yes3 hours12 months

$1,780

In-House Training

  • Our trainer comes to your workplace

  • We schedule the training to fit around your business commitments

  • Training delivered by a certified professional with more than 15 years of real life experience

  • We provide comprehensive course material

  • Upon successful completion of the Certification Exam, each attendee receives an Attendance Certificate and 7 CPD credits and can apply to be recognised as a PECB Certified Professional

Training DaysCPD CreditsExamExam DurationRetake Exam
4 days31Yes3 hours12 months

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Public Training

  • Face to face training conducted in a classroom environment

  • Great networking opportunity

  • Training delivered by a certified professional with more than 15 years of real life experience

  • We provide comprehensive course material

  • Upon successful completion of the Certification Exam, each attendee receives an Attendance Certificate and 7 CPD credits and can apply to be recognised as a PECB Certified Professional

Training DaysCPD CreditsExamExam DurationRetake Exam
4 days31Yes3 hours12 months

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