ISO 9001:2015 QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Course

40 Hrs / 35 PDU'S

Develop the knowledge and skill required to conduct a full audit of an organization's Quality Management System (QMS) to ISO 9001:2015.Gain the confidence to effectively audit a QMS in accordance with internationally recognized best practice techniques. Demonstrate your commitment to quality by transforming existing auditor skills to ISO 9001:2015. Consolidate your expertise with the latest developments and contribute to the continuous improvement of the business.
You'll grasp the key principles and practices of effective QMS audits in line with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 19011 "Guidelines for auditing management systems". Using a step-by-step approach, you'll be guided through the entire audit process from initiation to follow-up. Over 5 days, you'll gain the knowledge and skills required to undertake and lead a successful management systems audit. Learn to describe the purpose of an ISO 9001:2015 QMS audit and satisfy third-party certification. You'll acquire the skills to plan, conduct, report and follow up a QMS audit that establishes conformity and enhances overall organizational performance.


Course Description
Quality Management System – QMS lead auditor course is designed not only to help people perform capable and value-adding quality audits, but also to develop attendees wider understanding of quality management systems design and implementation. Particularly helps to the attendees on subjects such as customer satisfaction, continual improvement and the management of processes and how these critical issues can be embedded into the quality management system of an organization.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Audit the processes and management system effectively
  • To make a process audit and a procedure or a clause audit
  • Prepare and plan audits in a risk-based manner and effectively
  • Behave as a successful auditor
  • Select the audit team and evaluate their performances
  • Effectively get prepared for an audit
  • Effectively audit the processes assigned
  • Evaluate the findings and the conformities, nonconformities and improvement points effectively
  • Run opening and closing meetings and report the audits and non-conformities
  • Effectively follow up the audit findings
  • Explain the accreditation and certification
  • Add new certificate to your career

Course Benefit
  • Identify the aims and benefits of an ISO 9001:2015 audit
  • Interpret ISO 9001:2015 requirements for audit application
  • Plan, conduct and follow-up auditing activities that add real value
  • Grasp the application of risk-based thinking, leadership and process management
  • Access the latest auditor techniques and identify appropriate use
  • Build stakeholder confidence by managing processes in line with the latest requirements
  • Meet training requirements for IRCA certification

Who should attend?

  • Management Representatives
  • Senior and Middle Managers
  • QA/ QC Managers
  • Consultants
  • Students
  • Anyone seeking a career in auditing
  • Any candidate who wants to be registered as an auditor / lead auditor with International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA)

Eligibility Criteria

No pre-requisites to attend QMS Lead Auditor training.
To register with IRCA as an approved Lead Auditor, you need to have at least 20 days of third party experience including a minimum 15 days on site.
This must be completed after the successful completion of training program.

Exam Details

  • We will take the responsibility to register you for IRCA Approved QMS examination.
  • At the end of the 5 day QMS Lead Auditor Course you will take a 2 Hours exam 

Course Contents

The syllabus will follow IRCA approved course content.
  • Terms and Terminology Used in Quality and Auditing
  • Quality Management
  • PDCA
  • QMS Documentation – Documents And Records
  • Auditing QMS
  • Audit Types
  • Auditing the QMS Processes
  • Accreditation & Certification
  • Benefits of Accreditation
  • People In The Audits And Responsibilities
  • Auditor Characteristics
  • Audit Process Exercise
  • Audit Objectives and Audit Scopes
  • Audit Duration
  • Auditor Selection and Audit Team Formation
  • Auditing Customer & Other
  • Auditing Outsourced
  • Stage 1 Audit
  • Audit Planning
  • Check List Preparation
  • Opening Meeting
  • Interviewing
  • Stage 2 Audit
  • Nonconformity Identification
  • Audit Review
  • Closing Meeting
  • Nonconformity Recording and Reporting
  • Audit Reporting
  • Follow Up Audit & Corrective Actions

Batch Schedule

ISO 9001 : 2015 QMS
  1:00PM - 05:00PM

  Friday Only

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