ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor certification assess the skills and ability to perform audits by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. The necessary knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits is verified. 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 are gauged.


  • Internal auditors
  • Auditors wanting to perform and lead Quality Management System (QMS) certification audits
  • Project managers or consultants wanting to master the Quality Management System audit process
  • Persons responsible for the Quality conformity in an organization
  • Members of a Quality team
  • Expert advisors in Quality Management Systems
  • Technical experts wanting to prepare for a Quality audit function
     

  • Exam Duration - 3 Hours
  • Exam Pattern - Descriptive and MCQs
  • Exam Method - Paper Based
  • Exam Pass Mark - 70% (70 out of 100)
  • Exam Result - Participant can expect exam result in 2 working days

  • Standard and regulatory framework
  • Fundamental principles of quality management
  • Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence and risk
  • Initiating the audit
  • Preparing on-site audit
  • On-site audit activities
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures
  • Creating audit test plans
  • Drafting audit findings and non-conformity reports
  • Closing the audit
  • Documentation of the audit and quality review
  • Closing the audit
  • Evaluating action plans by the auditor
  • Managing an internal audit programme
  • Competence and evaluation of auditors

  • Expertise in performing an ISO 9001 internal audit following ISO 19011 guidelines
  • Expertise in performing an ISO 9001 certification audit following ISO 19011 guidelines and ISO 17021 specifications
  • Expertise in managing a QMS audit team
  • Understanding of the operation of an ISO 9001 conformant Quality Management System
  • Understanding of the relationship between a Quality Management System and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • Ability to analyze the internal and external environment of an organization, and audit decision-making in the context of a QMS