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ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course Outline

Module 1: Definition and Fundamentals

  • Introduction to ISO 9001
  • Basic terminology and definitions of Quality Management Systems
  • Fundamental principles of Quality Management Systems
  • Introduction to ISO 9001 family of standards and versions
  • Fundamentals of ISO 9001:2015

Module 2: Structure

  • Changes in ISO 9001:2015
  • Requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and its clauses
  • Layout standards that follow the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) cycle
  • Approaches and implementations
  • Scope and limitations

Module 3: Quality Improvements

  • Compliance procedures
  • Planning for improvement
  • Rectifying errors efficiently
  • Quality Management principles
  • Implementation of Quality Management

Module 4: Internal Audit Structure

  • Auditing types, procedures, and planning
  • Auditing techniques, decision-making processes and corrective actions
  • Phases of an audit
  • Assessment of audit reports and documents

Module 5: Internal Auditor

  • Roles, responsibilities and leadership skills of an internal auditor and their team members
  • Choosing the right audit plan for a business

Module 6: Quality Control

  • Evaluation of reports and write-ups
  • Records and follow-ups
  • Using correct procedures in reference to the 9001:2015 standard

Module 7: Procedures

  • Definition of scope, objectives, and policies of a QMS
  • Analysing implementation methodologies
  • Methods to operate a QMS efficiently
  • Planning, selecting and reviewing the implementation process
  • Different ways to detect problems
  • Roles and responsibilities of a Lead Implementer and quality team

Module 8: Implementing an ISO 9001 QMS

  • Report reconciliation and documentation
  • How to maintain QMS structure through compliance policies
  • Sequential operation process
  • Measurement, monitoring and controlling of errors    

Module 9: Lead Auditor Training

  • Roles and responsibilities of a lead auditor
  • Lead Auditor requirements, scope, and procedures
  • Report preparation, findings, reconciliation, and conclusions

Module 10: On-Site Lead Audit Techniques

  • Team selection and planning
  • Interactive meetings
  • Opening meeting
  • Daily discussion meetings
  • Closing meeting
  • Objective of an Audit Report
  • Presentation of reports
  • Techniques and processes of an audit

Module 11: Closure of Audit

  • Prevention of errors
  • Rectifying errors efficiently
  • Reviewing audit strategies and plans
  • Follow ups
  • Checklist closure
  • Surveillance audit

Module 12: Methods of Collecting Information

  • Visual observation
  • Examination of records
  • Employee interviews

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Who should attend this ISO 9001 Training Course?

The course is aimed at anybody who will be leading audits or managing audit teams internally or externally. This includes:

  • Auditors who wish to conduct first, second and third party auditing
  • Quality managers and top-level management
  • ISO 9001 consultants


Before attending, you should have knowledge of these topics, which can be gained through taking our ISO 9001 Foundation course:

  • Quality Management principles and terminologies
  • PDCA Cycle (Plan, Act, Check, Act)
  • Requirements & structure of ISO 9001 standard

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course Overview

The Knowledge Academy is Globally Recognised as the Industry Leader in ISO 9001 Certifications. Our "ISO Quality Management System (QMS) Team” comprises of over 68 leading Quality Management Audit Experts, who on average have more than 15 years of industry recognised Quality Management Experience in ISO 9001 Certifications. Our instructors have developed a unique teaching style to help aspiring ISO 9001 Professionals to master the art of successfully Designing, Maintaining and Improving Quality Management System. Our highly experienced ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) Experts are recognised in the industry as having the highest rated Quality Management skills by employers. We Train and Develop highly competent Quality Management Professionals, and most of them go on to work on managing large scale enterprise Quality Management Project Audits and command the highest salaries in the industry.   

This ISO 9001 Lead Auditor certification provides a complete range of knowledge and skills for leading both internal and external audits. Lead Auditors are experts in their field who understand how to carry out and manage effective audits, as well as lead small teams of auditors throughout the entire auditing process.

Over 5 days of training, you will learn how to carry out the role of a Lead Auditor, including best practices for auditing, and skills for planning, carrying out and reporting on an ISO 9001 audit. You’ll learn how to determine the effectiveness of a company’s quality management system, take the lead in determining auditing processes and lead an audit from inception to completion.

At the end of the course, you will take our ISO 9001 Lead Auditor exam to certify your knowledge. The course is fully up to date with the latest standard, ISO 9001:2015.

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What's included in this ISO 9001 Training Course?

This ISO 9001 course includes the following:

  • The ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Manual 
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor 
  • Refreshments 


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ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Exam

The course includes an examination which will solidify your understanding of leading ISO 9001 audits and allow you to demonstrate your knowledge. The exam follows this format:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Duration of 40 minutes
  • 50% pass mark
  • Closed book

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

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ISO 9001 Lead Auditor FAQs


ISO 9001 provides an internationally recognised quality management standard which businesses can follow in order to meet the needs of their customers and improve their profitability.
Yes, an examination will be need to be passed in order to complete the ISO 9001 Lead Auditor certification.
Yes, this Lead Auditor course is one of four courses within our ISO 9001 range. The other courses are ISO 9001 Foundation, ISO 9001 Internal Auditor, and ISO 9001 Lead Implementer.
We provide our range of ISO 9001 courses all over the world, making it easy to find a training venue near you.
We offer training in the following ISO standards: ISO 20000, ISO 27001, ISO 14001, ISO OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301, ISO 27005, and ISO 13485.
You should be familiar with the principles of an ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
The price for ISO 9001 Lead Auditor certification in the United States starts from $2295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.
Please see our ISO 9001 Training courses available in the United States

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