PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

June 6 - 9, 2022 | Live Virtual Training

Quality management systems as outlined in ISO 9001 add value to organizations, regardless of the size or industry. Implementing, auditing, and improving a QMS has significant benefits for an organization.

The 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 the certification process according to ISO/IEC 17021-1.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master the 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.

Learning objectives

Learning objectives

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Understand the operations of a Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001

Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 9001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks

Understand the 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

Course Agenda

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

  • Course objectives and structure
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Certification process
  • Fundamental concepts and 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 audit
  • Audit procedures
  • Creating audit test plans
  • Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports

Day 4 | Closing the audit
  • Audit documentation and quality review
  • Closing the audit
  • Evaluation of action plans by the auditor
  • Beyond the initial audit
  • Managing an internal audit program
  • Competence, evaluation and closing the training

Day 5 | Exam
  • The online exam can be taken anytime following the conclusion of the course.
  • The instructions for enrolling for the exam will be provided.


June 6-9, 2022

PECB ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

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Recommended Standards - ISO 9001, ISO 9000, ISO 19011

July 25-28, 2022

PECB ISO 9001 Lead Implementer

Description ▼
Recommended Standards - ISO 9000, ISO 9001