Course Details

Course Objective

A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework and management approach. After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Foundation” credential.

  • Understand the elements and operations of a Quality Management System and its principal processes
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 9001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and management of a QMS

Targeted Audience

  • Individuals involved in Quality Management
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main processes of Quality Management Systems (QMS)
  • Individuals interested to pursue a career in Quality Management

Delivery Method

Online Training

  • 4 Days
  • Exam Simulation
  • Group Activity (Break-out Session) after each lesson
  • Practice Test
  • Access to additional References – Glossary/ Recommended Reading/ Syllabus
  • Material language will be in English

Exam & Certification

Exam Prerequisite


Exam Format

The “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Foundation” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Domain 2: Quality Management System (QMS)

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.


Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Foundation” credential.

For more information about ISO 9001 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.


Course Outline

  • Fundamental principles and concepts of a quality management system (QMS)
  • Main standards in quality management
  • ISO quality management principles

  • Audit concepts and terminology
  • Audit principles
  • PECB Code of Ethics

  • Roles & responsibilities involved in QMS internal audit
  • Preparation process of an audit plan
  • Types of audit evidence
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Types and the application of the audit methods

  • PDCA cycle: Plan-Do-Check-Act
  • Internal audit services and activities
  • Requirements, guidelines, and best practices regarding the audit program records
  • Elements in an audit report

  • Evidence-based approach in the QMS certification audit
  • Stage 1 audit requirements, steps, and activities
  • Stage 2 audit requirements, steps, and activities

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