ISO 9001:2015 / IATF 16949 Certified Lead Auditor

  • Delivery Option: Public & On-Site
  • Subject Category: Auditing
  • Cost: $1995
  • Number of Days: 4

Course Summary

Early 30-day Discount $150 applied when class registration is processed.

This course is for those responsible for planning and scheduling an audit program for ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949 and those who must perform audits to ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949, 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/IATF 16949 Audit Process. This course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the Auto Industry.

Course Objectives

  • Audit to the ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949 Quality Management Systems
  • Interpret the requirements and terminology of the ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949 series in a Auto Industry setting
  • Develop a ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949 auditing system based on the ISO 19011 auditing guidelines
  • Ask the right audit questions
  • Conduct opening and closing meetings that have impact
  • Construct effective audit checklists – what to look for in procedures
  • Generate effective corrective action
  • Plan successful audits
  • Select an audit team
  • Understand the U.S. and International certification process
  • Understand Certified Lead Auditor requirements and responsibilities
  • Audit using the Process Approach
  • Review documents in light of the decreased emphasis on documentation
  • Ask questions that get results
  • Identify and document nonconformities


Day One   7:30am to 7:00pm
  • 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/IATF 16949 plus;
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning and Control Plan (APQP)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Potential Failure Mode Analysis (FMEA)
  • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  • IATF Guidance to IATF 16949
  • Quality System Assessment Checklist
  • Automotive Certification Scheme for IATF 16949
  • Audit of Active Manufacturing (Audit #1)
Day Two  7:30am to 7:00pm
  • Quality System Requirements
  • Analyzing Findings
  • Audit of Active Manufacturing to ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949 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 7:00pm
  • Audit of Company Documents (Audit #3)
  • 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 (#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

This course is Certified in the Exemplar Global Certification Program, and meets the training portion of the requirements for certification of individual Quality Systems Provisional Auditors, Quality Systems Auditors, and Quality Systems Lead Auditors.