ISO 9001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor (5-day)

  • Delivery Option: Public & On-Site
  • Subject Category: Auditing
  • Cost: $1895
  • Number of Days: 5

Course Summary

Upon completion of this course, participants will fully understand and successfully interpret the ISO 9001:2015 requirements, as well be able to:

  • 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 audit
  • 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
  • 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

Target Audience

This class is designed for 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

Day One
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Review & EXAM

*See Exemplar Global Certified Provider/Examiner list under AQS Management Systems, Inc. This course is accredited in the Exemplar Global Certification Program and meets the training portion of the requirements for certification of individual ISO 9001 Quality Systems Auditors.


NOTE: There are more ISO 9001 Certified Lead Auditor class offerings that are not listed above. They are 4-day classes offered by a QC Training Inc. partner and are offered in a number of cities nationwide. The content for the 4-day lead auditor courses is equivalent to that of the 5-day option but the content is delivered in 4 days. If you would like a list of dates and cities for this 4-day option, please click here.