ISO 9001 (QMS) Lead Auditor 

Duration : 5 Days (40 Hours)

ISO 9001 (QMS) Lead Auditor  Course Overview:

The ISO 9001 (QMS) Lead Auditor course has been meticulously designed to offer participants the essential knowledge and skills required for proficiently planning, leading, and conducting audits of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in accordance with the ISO 9001 standard. This course emphasizes the development of expertise in auditing techniques, principles, and best practices, enabling participants to evaluate compliance and the efficacy of QMS implementation. Throughout the course, participants will acquire the ability to efficiently manage audit teams, apply appropriate audit methodologies, and provide valuable recommendations for ongoing enhancement and improvement.

Intended Audience For ISO 9001 (QMS) Lead Auditor

The Comprehensive ISO 9001 (QMS) Lead Auditor Training is designed to meet the demanding needs of auditors, managers and quality assurance personnel who require the knowledge and skills to perform quality management system (QMS) audits
This course is suitable for internal and external quality auditors, quality managers, consultants, and those interested in performance and quality improvement
This course is for those who have the basic knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001 standards, industry standards and QMS
It is strongly recommended that the participants are experienced with the ISO 9001 standard, and ideally have lead auditor experience
However, participants with some knowledge and experience of auditing, such as process auditing experience, also find this course beneficial
Participants can be from various industry segments and management system backgrounds, including manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and technology services.

Course Objectives of ISO 9001 (QMS) Lead Auditor

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the key concepts, principles, and requirements of the ISO 9001 standard.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the audit process, including planning, conducting, and reporting on QMS audits.
  • Apply audit techniques and methods to assess compliance and the effectiveness of QMS implementation.
  • Acquire skills to effectively lead and manage an audit team throughout the entire audit process.
  • Interpret audit findings and provide valuable recommendations for improving the QMS.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of auditors and the importance of ethical conduct during audits.
  • Gain knowledge on the certification process and requirements for QMS certification.
 Module 1: Definition and Fundamentals
  • Introduction to ISO 9001
  • Basic terminology and definitions of Quality Management Systems
  • Fundamental principles of Quality Management Systems
  • Introduction to ISO 9001 family of standards and versions
  • Fundamentals of ISO 9001:2015
  • Changes in ISO 9001:2015
  • Requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and its clauses
  • Layout standards that follow the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) cycle
  • Approaches and implementations
  • Scope and limitations
  • Compliance procedures
  • Planning for improvement
  • Rectifying errors efficiently
  • Quality Management principles
  • Implementation of Quality Management
  • Auditing types, procedures, and planning
  • Auditing techniques, decision-making processes and corrective actions
  • Phases of an audit
  • Assessment of audit reports and documents
  • Roles, responsibilities and leadership skills of an internal auditor and their team individuals
  • Choosing the right audit plan for a business
  • Evaluation of reports and write-ups
  • Records and follow-ups
  • Using correct procedures in reference to the 9001:2015 standard
  • Definition of scope, objectives, and policies of a QMS
  • Analysing implementation methodologies
  • Methods to operate a QMS efficiently
  • Planning, selecting and reviewing the implementation process
  • Different ways to detect problems
  • Roles and responsibilities of a Lead Implementer and quality team
  • Report reconciliation and documentation
  • How to maintain QMS structure through compliance policies
  • Sequential operation process
  • Measurement, monitoring and controlling of errors
  • Roles and responsibilities of a lead auditor
  • Lead Auditor requirements, scope, and procedures
  • Report preparation, findings, reconciliation, and conclusions
  • Team selection and planning
  • Interactive meetings
  • Opening meeting
  • Daily discussion meetings
  • Closing meeting
  • Objective of an Audit Report
  • Presentation of reports
  • Techniques and processes of an audit
  • Prevention of errors
  • Rectifying errors efficiently
  • Reviewing audit strategies and plans
  • Follow ups
  • Checklist closure
  • Surveillance audit

Certification Exam

ISO 9001 (QMS) Lead Auditor Course Prerequisites:

The following prerequisites apply for a student to successfully complete the ISO 9001 (QMS) Lead Auditor Training:

1. Have knowledge and/or experience of fundamental business management and operations
2. Have knowledge and/or experience of quality management systems (QMS) and their principles
3. Have knowledge and/or experience of auditing
4. Be able to read, write, and speak English

Q: Who should attend the ISO 9001 (QMS) Lead Auditor course?

A: The course is suitable for individuals involved in auditing Quality Management Systems (QMS) based on the ISO 9001 standard. It is beneficial for professionals working in quality assurance, quality control, auditing, and those responsible for ensuring compliance with ISO 9001 requirements.

A: Participants should have a good understanding of the ISO 9001 standard and its requirements before attending the course. Familiarity with quality management systems and auditing principles is recommended.

A: The ISO 9001 (QMS) Lead Auditor course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge and skills to effectively plan, lead, and conduct QMS audits. You will learn about the ISO 9001 standard, audit principles, the audit process, and how to apply auditing techniques to assess compliance and the effectiveness of QMS implementation.

A: The course duration is typically five days, allowing for an in-depth exploration of auditing principles and practices.

A: The ISO 9001 (QMS) Lead Auditor course is usually delivered through a combination of interactive lectures, group discussions, practical exercises, case studies, and role-plays. Practical activities and real-world examples are used to facilitate learning and the application of auditing techniques.

A: Absolutely! The ISO 9001 (QMS) Lead Auditor course equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, lead, and conduct QMS audits. You will learn audit techniques, principles, and best practices to assess compliance and drive continual improvement within organizations.

A: Yes, the ISO 9001 (QMS) Lead Auditor certification enhances your professional profile and can open doors to new career opportunities in auditing and quality management systems. It demonstrates your competence as a lead auditor and your commitment to ensuring compliance and driving continuous improvement within organizations.

A: Yes, the ISO 9001 (QMS) Lead Auditor course provides a solid foundation for pursuing other auditor certifications, such as lead auditor certifications for other management system standards like ISO

A: This training can be customized to address specific organizational needs. We can discuss customization options based on your requirements.

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