ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Lead Auditor (IRCA Certified)



  • Understand quality management definitions, concepts, and guidelines
  • Understand the purpose of the ISO 9000 series
  • Understand the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the auditor
  • Apply ISO 19011 definitions, concepts, and guidelines
  • Recognize the principles, practices and types of audits
  • Understand the role of objectives, scope, and criteria in the audit process
  • How to plan audits
  • Understand lead auditor responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively during the audit
  • Prepare audit conclusions
  • Report audit results

Who the course is for

  • QHSE Managers, Internal Auditors, Management Representatives & Members of QUALITY/IMS teams
  • Individuals working as a consultant or subject matter expert on ISO 9001 or other management systems

Course Contents

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the auditor (audit management)
  • What to look for in Quality Management System & Audit techniques
  • Auditor Competence (as per ISO 19011:2018, IRCA norms & industry best practices)
  • Accreditation Process as per ISO 17021, IAF MD1
  • Practical Exercises, Workshops & Role plays.

There is a ‘two-hour examination’ at the end of this course; this grade in combination with a successful ‘continuous assessment’ of the delegate contribution toward the exercises and workshops, will contribute to the overall grade for the class.

Students should have prior knowledge of the ISO 9001 standard. Those without prior knowledge may not be successful in this course.

Students are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction
  • Common quality management terms and definitions and the 8 Quality Principles of ISO 9000
  • The process approach used in quality management
  • The model of a process-based QMS, the structure and content of ISO 9001

PLEASE NOTE:  Upon completion of the course, a Lead Auditor Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all the attendees by BVCNA. For the IRCA Lead Auditor Certificate of Achievement, an in-person examination to be scheduled within next 6 months from the date of the training. When the student wishes to take the exam, please let us know and we will schedule the opportunity for an in person examination.

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