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ISO 9001 Lead Auditor


Why should you attend?

The PECB ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training course enables you to develop the necessary competence to perform quality management system (QMS) audits by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures, and techniques. This training course combines the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021-1, the recommendations of ISO 19011, and other good practices of auditing and integrates them into a comprehensive methodology which enables you to successfully plan, conduct, and close ISO 9001 conformity assessment audits.

Apart from a theoretical basis, the training course also provides examples, exercises, and quizzes to help you practice the most important aspects of conformity assessment audits: interpretation of ISO 9001 requirements in the context of an audit, principles of auditing, application of audit methods, approaches to evidence collection and verification, leading an audit team, drafting nonconformity reports, and preparing the final audit report.

The successful completion of the training course is followed by an exam. If you successfully pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor” credential. An UKAS accredited and internationally recognized “PECB ISO 9001 Lead Auditor” certificate validates your professional capabilities and demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills to audit a QMS based on ISO 9001.


Who should attend?

The ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training course is intended for:

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead QMS audits in behalf of certification bodies

  • Professionals wishing to adopt PECB’s AMS2 Methodology for conducting audits

  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformity to the requirements of ISO 9001

  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a QMS audit

  • Professionals wanting to pursue a career in conformity assessment 


Learning objectives

By the end of this training course, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of a quality management system (QMS) based on ISO 9001

  • Interpret the ISO 9001 requirements for a QMS from the perspective of an auditor

  • Evaluate the QMS conformity to ISO 9001 requirements, in accordance with the fundamental audit concepts and principles

  • Plan, conduct, and close an ISO 9001 compliance audit, in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1 requirements, ISO 19011 guidelines, and other best practices of auditing

  • Manage an ISO 9001 audit program


Educational approach

This training course is participant centered and contains:

  • Theories, approaches, and best practices used in ISO management system audits 

  • Lecture sessions illustrated with examples based on case studies 

  • Practical exercises based on a case study

  • Interaction between participants by means of questions and suggestions

  • Stand-alone and scenario-based quizzes, tailored to prepare the participants for the certification exam 



The main requirements for participating in this training course are a fundamental understanding of ISO 9001 requirements for a QMS and a comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.


More Details

Course Agenda

  • Day 1: Introduction to the quality management system (QMS) and ISO 9001

    Day 2: Audit principles and the preparation for and initiation of an audit

    Day 3: On-site audit activities

    Day 4: Closing of the audit

    Day 5: Certification exam


  • The “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:

    Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a quality management system

    Domain 2: Quality management system (QMS) requirements

    Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

    Domain 4: Preparing an ISO 9001 audit

    Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 9001 audit 

    Domain 6: Closing an ISO 9001 audit

    Domain 7: Managing an ISO 9001 audit program

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