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ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training - QMS Certification Auditor Course 

The 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 the certification process according to ISO/IEC 17021-1.

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Goals from this ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training Course 

This course will help you 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.

  • 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 the 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 needs This ISO QMS Certification?

  • 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

QMS Certification Auditor Course Online Training

  • 7 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

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Exam Prerequisite

After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credential PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about ISO 9001 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

The requirements for PECB Auditor Certifications are:

  • Credential: PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
  • Exam: PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent
  • Professional experience: Five years: Two years of work experience in Quality Management
  • MS audit/assessment experience: Audit activities: a total of 300 hours
  • QMS project experience: Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Exam Format

The “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor” 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 Systems (QMS)
  • Domain 3 Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Domain 4 Preparation of an ISO 9001 audit
  • Domain 5 Conducting an ISO 9001 audit
  • Domain 6 Closing an ISO 9001 audit
  • Domain 7 Managing an ISO 9001 audit programme

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

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Quality Management Systems (QMS) and ISO 9001
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Certification process
  • Fundamental concepts and principles of quality management
  • Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence and risk
  • Initiating the audit
  • Stage 1 audit
  • Preparing the stage 2 audit (on-site audit)
  • Stage 2 audit
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures
  • Creating audit test plans
  • Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports
  • Audit documentation and quality review
  • Closing the audit
  • Evaluation of action plans by the auditor
  • Beyond the initial audit
  • Managing an internal audit programme


Generally Yes. But you always get confirmation of the session's date one week before the selected date, and based on that, communication is established with the registered participants.



Yes. This course is certified by PECB Canada.


Once you’ve completed your payment, you will receive an access (username and password) to your E-Portal, which includes the material of this course.


A fundamental understanding of ISO 9001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles is required.


Yes. In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free.




No. You are required to take the course with the exam.


The course is currently available online only. We will be launching the self-study soon.


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