ISO 9001 QMS Lead Auditor (ISO9001-LA)

MASTERING THE AUDIT OF A QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (QMS) BASED ON ISO 9001, IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF ISO 19011 AND ISO 17021

Course Description

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform a Quality Management System (QMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a "PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor" credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.

Audience

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Quality Management System (QMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a Quality Management System audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with QMS requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Quality Management System audit
  • Expert advisors in Quality Management

Delivery and duration

  • Week days: 5 consecutive days (traditional), including the Certification exam on the morning of the last day
  • In-house: 5 days. Your team, your location, your date. Contact us to organize your in-house training
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Objectives

  • Understand the operations of a Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 9001, ISO 9004 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand an auditor's role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 9001 in the context of a QMS audit
  • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011

General Information

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued to the participants
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake it for free under certain conditions

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Quality Management Systems (QMS) and ISO 9001

  • Course objectives and structure
  • Standard and regulatory framework
  • Certification process
  • Fundamental principles of quality management
  • Quality Management System (QMS)

Day 2: Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit

  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence and risk
  • Initiating the audit
  • Stage 1 audit
  • Preparing the stage 2 audit (on-site audit)

Day 3: On-site audit activities

  • Stage 2 audit
  • Communication during the audi
  • Audit procedures
  • Creating audit test plans
  • Drafting audit findings and non-conformity reports

Day 4: Closing the audit

  • Audit documentation and quality review
  • Closing the audit
  • Evaluating action plans by the auditor
  • Beyond the initial audit
  • Managing an internal audit programme
  • Competence, evaluation and closing the training

Day 5: Certification Exam

  • Duration: 3 hours

Examination and Certification

The "Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor" exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Domain 2: Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Domain 3: Fundamental Audit Concepts and Principles
  • Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 9001 audit
  • Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 9001 audit
  • Domain 6: Closing an ISO 9001 audit
  • Domain 7: Management of an ISO 9001 Audit Program

The "Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor" exam is available in different languages.

For more information about the exam, refer to PECB Exam Preparation Guide

After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified ISO 9001 Provisional Auditor, Certified ISO 9001 Auditor or Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor, depending on their level of experience

A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully passed the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential.

For more information about the certification process, refer to PECB section on ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

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