Custom ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training

Equip your auditors with the knowledge and skills to master the art of auditing.

Custom ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training

Provide your audit manager and audit team with the skills to set up and conduct ISO 9001 audits and lead audit teams in the specific context of your company. This hands-on and intensive course is facilitated by an IRCA registered instructor / lead auditor who specializes in combining lectures with practical activities. Online exam and certification for each participant included.

5 days | Up to 10 participants | Exemplar Global Certification

USD 7,790.00

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The Custom ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training is ideal for organizations looking to train an audit team and provide them with extensive, company-specific audit skills to maximize the value of their internal audit program.

This intensive course equips your newly assigned auditors with the certification, knowledge, and skills necessary to perform audits, manage an audit program, and lead a team of auditors. By combining tailor-made content with hands-on, guided auditing activities, this course is highly effective in developing practical skill sets needed to conduct value-added audits.

As part of the training program, participants will have ample opportunities to practice and refine their newfound skills through a wide variety of authentic, supervised auditing exercises at your company. To maximize the benefits of the practice audits, it is recommended that your company's ISO 9001 system be fully implemented. However, if you schedule the course earlier during your ISO implementation, the practice audits can be used to support your implementation efforts.

Accredited by Exemplar Global, this high-quality course meets the requirements of ISO 19011:2018 and is accepted worldwide.


Upon successful completion of this Custom ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training, participants will:

Have the practical skills to conduct a complete audit, including preparation, opening and closing meetings, auditing, and writing audit reports

Be able to add business value to audits and your company's audit program

Have the skills to manage and lead a team of auditors

Be recognized as Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

Be eligible for registration as an Exemplar Global Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

Course Content

The course utilizes a combination of lectures, discussions, and role plays to engage participants, along with guided, hands-on auditing exercises of actual processes at your company. The course content includes the following topics:

The ISO 9001 standard from the auditor's point of view

Interpretation of the ISO 9001:2015 requirements and indicators for compliance in the context of your company

The roles and responsibilities of staff involved in the audit process

Audit planning

Managing audits and leading auditors

Auditing tools and techniques

Audit reporting and recording of nonconformities

Follow-up activities and verification of corrective action

Extensive supervised auditing exercises to develop auditing skills in real-life settings at your company

Examination and Certification

After completing the course and receiving their Certificate of Attendance (evidence of training), participants have the opportunity to take the Lead Auditor Exam free of charge. Graduates who pass the exam will receive the Lead Auditor Certification, as evidenced by our Certificate of Attainment.

The optional exam is computer-based, in a multiple-choice format, and has a passing score of 70%. There is no time limit for the exam, and participants can retake it unlimited times without any additional charges.

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Customized To Your Needs

This training course is tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of your organization, making it more relevant and effective. The customization includes:

Exercises and activities based on your organization's procedures and records

Review and interpretation of ISO 9001 requirements in the context of your organization

Focus on requirements that are of particular interest to your organization

Auditing practice conducted at your organization's processes

Opportunity for questions and discussions on topics specific to your organization

Teaching style and speed adapted to the needs of course participants

Exemplar Global

9001Simplified is an Exemplar Global Certified Training Provider and Examiner (TPECS), which provides several benefits for course participants:

A course that meets the highest international standards

Graduates will receive an Exemplar Global certification recognized internationally

Meets the education requirements for optional registration as an Exemplar Global Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

Access to Exemplar Global online events and resources, including webinars and the ExemplarLink community where you can interact with other graduates and industry professionals

Certificate: Custom ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training

Professional Certification

Graduates of this course will be recognized as Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditors and receive a prestigious Certificate of Attainment with the following features:

Proof of attaining Exemplar Global Competency Units for Quality Management (QM), Auditing Management Systems (AU), and Leading Team Audits (TL)

4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for professional development

Easy and reliable verification of authenticity using blockchain technology

Digital integration with LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media platforms to securely promote your professional skills

Hands-On Training

Our Custom ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training follows a "learning by doing" approach. The course extensively utilizes exercises and activities to build real skills and deliver the most effective learning experience.

Live Audit Exercises
The training includes extensive live audit exercises where participants will develop practical skill sets required to conduct value-added audits. These live audit exercises are supervised and guided, taking place right at your organizational processes.

Other Activities
Participants will also engage in additional skill-building exercises, including interpretation of requirements, document review, checklist preparation, corrective action, and full audit role-play exercises.

Schedule and Start

To derive the maximum benefits from this course, it is recommended to schedule the lead auditor training after your entire ISO 9001 documentation has been developed. Remote training can be scheduled within 1 week of purchase, while on-site training requires at least 3 weeks' advance notice.

Upon purchase, please provide your preferred starting date, and we will contact you to confirm or find another mutually convenient schedule. We will also discuss customization and course agenda beforehand. In the event that we cannot agree on a date, a full refund will be promptly issued.

Our ISO 9001 Instructors

Colin Gray

Colin Gray

Colin is a well-known speaker and experienced trainer, with more than 30 years of experience in training, consulting, and auditing. He has designed and implemented ISO 9001 systems in hundreds of companies and is an IRCA Certified Lead Auditor. more

Robin Bathurst

Robin Bathurst

Robin has extensive experience in ISO 9001 quality management in the medical testing, medical devices, and manufacturing industries. With over 20 years of experience, Robin is an IRCA Certified Lead Auditor, an effective instructor, and an experienced management consultant. more

Andrew O'Reilly

Andrew O'Reilly

Andrew has a passion for identifying sustainable process improvements, with over 25 years of ISO 9001 experience in the financial and service industries, as well as traditional manufacturing. He is an engaging instructor, experienced auditor, ASQ-certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and Prosci-certified Change Management Practitioner. more

Simon Keller

Simon Keller

Simon is particularly skilled in explaining complex topics in simple language, making him an engaging instructor for several of our custom courses. He has over 25 years of experience in education and ISO 9001 quality management. more

Melodi Nelson

Melodi Nelson

Melodi has over 25 years of experience in ISO 9001 quality management, auditing, and certifications, with extensive background knowledge of the food industry. She is an experienced IRCA Certified Lead Auditor. more

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Five days of customized tuition for up to 10 participants, course certificates, and all travel expenses (on-site option)

No prior knowledge of ISO 9001 required. To prepare for the course, participants need to complete a set of exercises and familiarize themselves with the ISO 9001:2015 standard (and bring it to the course).

For remote training, course participants need to be connected through video conferencing – either individually or in group settings. For on-site training, you need to provide a room with sufficient seating, a presentation screen and projector (with connection to a laptop), and refreshments.

5 days with 4.0 CEUs

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