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ISO 9001:2015
ISO 9001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor

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Course Overview

The PECB ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training course enables you to develop the necessary competence to perform quality management system (QMS) audits by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures, and techniques. This training course combines the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021-1, the recommendations of ISO 19011, and other good practices of auditing and integrates them into a comprehensive methodology which enables you to successfully plan, conduct, and close ISO 9001 conformity assessment audits.

Apart from a theoretical basis, the training course also provides examples, exercises, and quizzes to help you practice the most important aspects of conformity assessment audits: interpretation of ISO 9001 requirements in the context of an audit, principles of auditing, application of audit methods, approaches to evidence collection and verification, leading an audit team, drafting nonconformity reports, and preparing the final audit report.

The successful completion of the training course is followed by an exam. If you successfully pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor” credential. An UKAS accredited and internationally recognized “PECB ISO 9001 Lead Auditor” certificate validates your professional capabilities and demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills to audit a QMS based on ISO 9001.

Key Takeaways

Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of a quality management system (QMS) based on ISO 9001
Interpret the ISO 9001 requirements for a QMS from the perspective of an auditor
Evaluate the QMS conformity to ISO 9001 requirements, in accordance with the fundamental audit concepts and principles
Plan, conduct, and close an ISO 9001 compliance audit, in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1 requirements, ISO 19011 guidelines, and other best practices of auditing
Manage an ISO 9001 audit program

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Course Outline

Day 1
Introduction to the Quality Management System (QMS) and ISO 9001

•Understanding the fundamentals of quality management
•Overview of ISO 9001:2015 standard
•Importance of ISO 9001 certification
•Key principles of ISO 9001
•Identifying the benefits of implementing a QMS

Day 2
Audit Principles and the Preparation for and Initiation of an Audit

•Introduction to auditing
•Principles of auditing (ISO 19011)
•Types of audits and their objectives
•Audit roles and responsibilities
•Planning an audit: scope, objectives, and criteria
•Preparing audit documents
•Conducting the opening meeting

Day 3
On-site Audit Activities

•Conducting audit activities effectively
•Gathering and evaluating evidence
•Interview techniques and communication skills
•Documenting findings and non-conformities
•Identifying opportunities for improvement
•Handling challenges during the audit
•Mock audit exercises and group discussions

Day 4
Closing of the Audit

•Summarizing audit findings
•Preparing the audit conclusion and report
•Conducting the closing meeting
•Reviewing corrective actions and follow-up
•Audit reporting and documentation
•Addressing audit objectives and scope

Day 5
Certification Exam Preparation

•Review of course materials
•Mock exam and practice questions
•Discussion of exam and clarifications
•Q&A session for remaining doubts

Who Should Attend?

The ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training course is intended for:

•Auditors seeking to perform and lead QMS audits on behalf of certification bodies
•Professionals wishing to adopt PECB’s AMS2 Methodology for conducting audits
•Individuals responsible for maintaining conformity to the requirements of ISO 9001
•Technical experts seeking to prepare for a QMS audit
•Professionals wanting to pursue a career in conformity assessment

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