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ISO 9001:2015 4-Day Lead Auditor Course

Certified by Exemplar Global

Learn to manage audit teams and lead an audit program for Quality Management Systems

Develop the skills you need to lead a successful audit in this ISO 9001 lead auditor training course. The four-day Quality Management System lead auditor class prepares ISO 9001 auditors for real-life situations—including establishing and leading an audit team—via hands-on workshops. Participants will learn how to lead the audit process and to complete reporting. Three competency exams are included, which are accepted by Exemplar Global when applying to become a certified auditor.

The course includes hands-on workshops to prepare you for real-life auditing situations. You’ll learn to manage the audit process from beginning to end, including complete reporting.

Course Details

  • Length: 4 days (M-Th)
  • Hours: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • CTUs: 3.6
  • Competency Units: QM, AU, TL
  • Audience: Anyone responsible for planning and leading an audit program for ISO 9001:2015 or interested in managing first-party, second-party, or third-party audits

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Highlighted Topics

  • Introduction to quality management systems (QMS)

  • The purpose and requirements of ISO 9001:2015

  • Types of audits and their different approaches

  • Methods for planning and conducting an audit

  • Describe the ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) requirements standard and development process
  • Identify ISO 9000:2015 QMS terms, and describe the intent and requirements of ISO 9001:2015
  • Determine the evidence needed to demonstrate conformity to ISO 9001:2015
  • Apply the process approach and Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) methodology
  • Evaluate required documented information, and evaluate relationships between quality processes, quality planning, policy, and objectives
  • Apply auditing principles, processes, and methods, and demonstrate activities involved in preparing for an audit
  • Determine an effective audit in the context of the auditee’s organizational situation
  • Apply audit skills and personal behaviors necessary for an effective, efficient management system audit
  • Establish and plan the activities of an audit team, and manage the audit process
  • Prepare the audit report, and perform an audit follow-up

All attendees are required to bring their own copy of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems – Requirements. Copies will not be provided for you.

This is a four-day, instructor-led course. There are written tests on each of the competency units on days 2, 3, and 4. Days 1 and 2 will cover ISO 9001:2015 along with a corresponding competency exam. Day 3 will cover management systems auditing (AU) along with a corresponding competency exam. Day 4 will cover leading management systems audit teams (TL) along with a corresponding competency exam.

The instructor was very thorough and made sure we had a full understanding of the information. I enjoyed the hands-on interaction.

Course feedback from a student, 2021


Industry-leading accreditation and unparalleled experience

Exemplar Global-certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Course

DEKRA Training (formerly AQS) offers a full range of training in support of organizational improvement and implementation of international management system standards.

This Exemplar Global-certified course for ISO 9001:2015 meets the training requirements for Exemplar Global Quality Management Systems Lead Auditors, Auditors, and Provisional Auditors.

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