ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course

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ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course

This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit a Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001:2015 and ensure that the organization is competent in maintaining its quality management system.

The ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course training will equip participants with the skills and ability to perform audits by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training, the participant will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011; the certification process according to ISO 17021.Based on practical exercises, the participant will develop the skills (mastering audit techniques) and competencies (managing audit teams and audit program, communicating with customers, conflict resolution, etc.) necessary to efficiently conduct an audit.

Day 1:Introduction to quality management 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)
  • Stage 2 audit (Part 1)

Day 3:On-site audit activities

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

Day 4:Closing the audit 

  • Documentation of the audit and quality review
  • Closing the audit
  • Evaluating action plans by the auditor
  • Beyond the initial audit
  • Managing an internal audit program
  • Competence and evaluation of auditors
  • Closing the training

Day 5:Certification exam 

Prerequisites

  • ISO 9001 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of ISO 9001 is recommended

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What Will You Learn?

  • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO 9001 internal audit following ISO 19011 guidelines
  • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO 9001 certification audit following ISO 19011 guidelines and ISO 17021 specifications
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to manage a QMS audit team
  • To understand the operation of an ISO 9001 conformant Quality Management System
  • To understand the relationship between a Quality Management System and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • To improve the ability to analyze the internal and external environment of an organization, and audit decision-making in the context of a QMS

Course Content

Course Agenda 
Day 1:Introduction to quality management and ISO 9001  Day 2:Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit  Day 3:On-site audit activities Day 4:Closing the audit  Day 5:Certification exam 

  • Day 1:Introduction to quality management and ISO 9001 
  • Day 2:Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit 
  • Day 3:On-site audit activities
  • Day 4:Closing the audit
  • Day 5:Certification exam 

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