ISO 9001:2015 36-Hour Certified Lead Auditor Course

Who Should Attend

Those responsible for planning and scheduling an audit program for ISO 9001:2015 and those who must perform audits to ISO 9001:2015, Quality Assurance Managers, Quality Assurance professionals, ISO Project Managers, ISO Project Team Members or anyone desiring an in-depth understanding of the ISO 9001:2015 Audit Process

Course Objectives

  • Fully understand and successfully interpret the ISO 9001:2015 requirements
  • Audit to the ISO 9001:2015 Management System Standard
  • Plan, manage, and schedule an audit program
  • Develop a cost-effective and compliant audit system
  • Qualify additional staff to conduct internal audits
  • Provide critical knowledge for your staff and management
  • Gain insight into the ISO 9001:2015 audit requirements to augment/sustain your existing program
  • Gain knowledge to help manage a successful ISO implementation project
  • Document and define your quality system
  • Implement, design and complete a successful ISO 9001:2015 project
  • Understand how to audit using the Process Approach
  • Review documents in light of the decreased emphasis on documentation
  • Ask audit questions that get results
  • Identify and document nonconformities
  • Conduct an audit against the ISO 19011 Audit Standard


  • Day One
    7:30am to 6:45pm
    • Terminology and Definitions
    • Background, History and Rationale for Quality Assurance
    • Introduction to the ISO family of documents
    • Analysis of the Contents of ISO 9001:2015
    • Audit of the Active Manufacturing (Audit #1)
  • Day Two
    7:30am to 6:45pm
    • Quality System Requirements
    • Analyzing Findings
    • Audit of Active Mfg. to ISO 9001:2015 and Manual (Audit #2)
    • Exemplar Global and U.S. Certification System
    • Auditor Qualifications
    • Roles and Responsibility of Auditors
    • Creation of Effective Audit Checklists
  • Day Three
    7:30am to 5:30pm
    • Audit of Active Mfg. Document Audits (Audit #3)
    • Auditing Tips for the Professional Auditor
    • Audit of Active Mfg. - -Department Audit (Audit #4)
    • Compiling Audit Findings
    • Documentation in the Quality System
    • Planning and Conducting Effective Audits
    • Refining Interview and Note-Taking Skills
    • Applicability of the Elements to Company Situations
    • Prevention vs. Detection
  • Day Four
    7:30am to 5:30pm
    • Audit of Active Mfg. Dept and System Auditing (Audit #5)
    • Corrective Action Initiation and Closure
    • Refining Audit Interview and Note-Taking Skills
    • Creation of an Audit Report
    • Conducting the Audit
    • Preparation and Presentation of a Closing Meeting
  • Day Five
    8:00am to 12:00pm
    • Review and Exam

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