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NSF International
125 Chancellors Way, Guelph, ON, N1G 0E7, Canada, 519-821-1246

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Program Description

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will not be available for the balance of 2020. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform a Quality Management System (QMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process. Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.

Educational Approach:

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in QMS audits
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples
  • Practical exercises include examples and case study discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam

  • Course Agenda:

    Day 1: Introduction to Quality Management Systems (QMS) 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

    General Information:

    • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
    • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued by PECB
    • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months free of charge

    Examination and Certification:

    For more information about the examination and certification visit www.pecb.com

    Prerequisite(s): A fundamental understanding of ISO 9001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

    Program Benefits

    At the end of the program, you will be able to:

    • Understand the operations of a Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001
    • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 9001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
    • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
    • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team
    • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 9001 in the context of a QMS audit
    • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011
    Who Should Attend
    • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Quality Management System (QMS) certification audits
    • Managers or consultants seeking to master a Quality Management System audit process
    • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with QMS requirements
    • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Quality Management System audit
    • Expert advisors in Quality Management
    Program Partners

    NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all of our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact mclellanddube@nsf.org one week prior to your class.

    On-Site Training

    This course is only available as an onsite offering. Please email us for a quote.