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Master ISO 9001 auditing and become a certified lead auditor.
Become a Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor – the highest and most prestigious auditor qualification.
This comprehensive lead auditor training includes detailed explanations of all ISO 9001 requirements from the auditor's point of view, and setup and management of an audit program.
The high-quality online course is in multimedia format, interactive, and full of real-life examples and practical tips.
On demand – so you can learn anywhere and anytime.
This Exemplar Global training program includes the official ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Examination and Certification.
About 32 hours (on demand) | Materials & Exam included | Exemplar Global Certification
10% discount – if you buy for 5+ learners
20% discount – if you buy for 10+ learners
30% discount – if you buy for 25+ learners
40% discount – if you buy for 100+ learners
50% discount – if you buy for 250+ learners
Become a Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and improve your pay and career opportunities. The ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Certification Training provides you with the official certification and comprehensive skill set to conduct effective internal and third-party audits. You'll be able to serve as a solo auditor, audit team leader, audit program manager, or own ISO 9001 audit projects.
On-demand flexibility – the interactive online training and exam are self-paced and can be taken on any device, anytime and anywhere to fit your schedule.
Revised in 2023, this Exemplar Global accredited course is compliant with ISO 19011:2018 and incorporates the latest interpretations and best practices.
First we give you an overview of the characteristics and operational processes you can expect in an effective ISO system. The course then explains all ISO requirements and the kind of evidence an auditor would seek to verify their effective implementation. Next we teach you auditing techniques and the various responsibilities of QMS auditors before focusing on setting up and managing an audit program and leading team audits.
This intensive course not only develops competent lead auditors but also provides them with the skills to add value to the company. The thoughtfully designed curriculum, our down-to-earth explanation of the ISO requirements and the countless examples and practical tips all contribute to effective and enjoyable learning. It's a high-quality online training program – certified by Exemplar Global.
The course includes the official ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Examination. The online assessment meets the stringent requirements set by Exemplar Global and takes about 2-3 hours to complete. It consists of 141 questions in multiple-choice format, has a passing score of 70%, and no time limit.
The exam concludes with a comprehensive review of your answers and explanation of any mistakes. In case you fail, you may re-take the assessment as many times as needed free of charge, or, alternatively, be issued a Certificate of Attendance as evidence of training.
After successfully completing the exam, you'll receive your official ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification as evidenced by a powerful Certificate of Attainment with Exemplar Global Competency Units. Your credentials provide certified proof of competence in the areas of Quality Management Systems (Exemplar Global Competency Unit QM), Auditing Management Systems (Exemplar Global Competency Unit AU) and Leading Audit Teams (Exemplar Global Competency Unit TL)).
Your prestigious credentials are accepted worldwide; they enhance your career opportunities and prepare you to work as a registrar auditor and to own ISO 9001 auditing projects. Your certification also satisfies the training and competency requirements for individuals seeking registration under the Exemplar Global Lead Auditor Registration Scheme.
Upon successful completion of this training program, you will:
Have the practical skills to conduct a complete internal or external audit, including preparation, opening and closing meetings, auditing, and writing audit reports
Be able to conduct solo audits, as well as manage and lead a team of auditors
Know how to set up and operate an audit program
Be able to add business value to audits and your company's audit program
Be recognized as Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
Enjoy enhanced career opportunities and employment potential
Be able to get registered as Exemplar Global Registered ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
The course combines lectures, videos and practical examples.
ISO 9001 – The Basics
The course starts with an overview of ISO 9001, what it is and what it is used for. We then take a high-level view of how the standard applies to different organizations, what they could gain from it, and what certification entails. Next we review the impact that a well implemented ISO 9001 system has on employees and their work. And last but not least, we show you how to identify some typical mistakes that lead to an ineffective ISO 9001 system.
The Foundation and Structure of ISO 9001
This part addresses two key aspects of ISO 9001 that impact your understanding of the standard: Annex SL and the Quality Management Principles. We first explain Annex SL and its importance to management systems, and then look at each of the seven Quality Management Principles that build the foundation of ISO 9001. Understanding these principles will help you interpret the requirements and verify compliance in different circumstances.
The Process Approach and PDCA Cycle
The Process Approach and the PDCA Cycle are at the core of ISO 9001 and complement each other. A grasp of both concepts is necessary for you to conduct the required process audits. Our lessons – illustrated with numerous real-life examples from different industries – gradually develop your understanding of these important concepts.
ISO 9001:2015 Requirements
This part of your course details the meaning and intent of each ISO 9001:2015 requirement. We explain how to interpret the requirements in different circumstances and how they could be applied in different situations and at different organizations. The 31 lessons contain numerous real-life examples. Discussions of each clause conclude with valuable tips on how to verify compliance with each requirement.
ISO 9001:2015 Documentation
Documentation is an important part of every ISO 9001 system. We first explain the different kinds of documented information and how each could look like. Next we review which documents and records are mandatory and which, though not mandatory, you can expect to find in an effective ISO system.
Introduction to Internal Audits
This part of the course explains the basics of auditing and develops a foundation upon which we build your auditing skills. We start by explaining the concept and workings of an audit program, the different kinds of audits, and the roles of the main actors. We then look at the benefits that organizations gain from a well-implemented audit program. Last, we explain the different approaches to audits and how each fits different circumstances.
This part teaches you each step of the audit process. Topics include feasibility checks, the risk-based approach to auditing, how to conduct opening and closing meetings, how to ensure information security, interviewing techniques, and how to prepare an audit report and follow up on your findings.
Setting Up an Internal Audit Program
This part teaches you how to set up and manage an internal audit program – a professional ability that will give you an edge over most other Lead Auditors. After explaining your role as audit program manager, we teach you how to address risks and opportunities, and how to develop an internal audit schedule, supporting documentation and tools. We then show you how to manage and improve the program in order to maximize its organizational value.
Managing and Leading Team Audits
The last part of this course teaches you what lead auditors need to do to coordinate and manage team audits effectively. We start by reviewing the lead auditor's responsibilities and required competencies. Having set the foundation, we teach you what you need to do at each step of the audit process, from preparation and planning until follow-up. Topics include keeping the team on track, achieving consensus and managing conflict and disputes.
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See for yourself why our ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Certification Training is perfect if you want to become an expert lead auditor with the professional certification to prove it.
9001Simplified is an Exemplar Global Certified Training Provider and Examiner (TPECS). For you, this translates into several benefits:
A course that meets the highest international standards – you're truly learning from the best
You'll get an Exemplar Global certification that's recognized internationally
Ability to seek registration as an Exemplar Global Registered 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
Certificates impact career success and income. Your ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification is guaranteed to impress with these features:
Proof of attaining Exemplar Global Competency Units for Quality Management (QM), Auditing Management Systems (AU), and Leading Team Audits (TL)
3.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Easy and reliable verification of authenticity using block-chain technology
Secure integration with LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media to promote your professional skills
TPECS is a competency-based certification scheme designed to reflect contemporary and innovative learning practices. Members of TPECS have been independently audited to ensure their training programs meet the standards required by business professionals seeking the best quality tuition and certification.
As well as 9001Simplified, TPECS Training Providers include industry giants such as BSI, Bureau Veritas and TUV.
Learners study independently whenever and wherever they choose, no matter if in the office, at home or by the beach. Pause and resume the self-paced course and examination as and when needed.
Corporate buyers may use the online course management dashboard to assign employees to purchased courses and monitor their progress. Simply select the course quantity you need and get instant access to the online dashboard upon payment.
Included is a Study Guide that summarizes the entire course in 335 pages. Download and use it to follow the lectures and take notes, to prepare yourself for the examination, and as a reference and reminder of what you have learned.
The course includes an audit checklist template, complete with customization instructions, so that freshly trained auditors can start auditing without delay.
List of Required Documents and Records
Also included is a guide that shows which documents and records are strictly required by ISO 9001:2015, which are recommended, and which can be omitted.
Learning content is logically structured, gradually developed, and easy to understand. Plenty of real-life examples illustrate the subject matter, and the numerous practical tips and best practices can be readily applied. Stand-alone and scenario-based quizzes prepare you for the certification exam.
This course has been designed and developed in-house by our team of senior consultants and experienced instructors, and has been audited for quality and effectiveness. All lessons are carefully presented by our professional e-learning instructor in clear, accent-free English.
Lessons are illustrated by our award-winning graphic designer to visually reinforce learning content and concepts. The multimedia format with its rich animations, videos and text creates a learning experience that's both enjoyable and effective.
Login credentials for course / course management dashboard, downloadable materials, proctored examination, Competency Units, digital certificate, Exemplar Global access.
A computer, tablet or smartphone, and internet access. High speed connection isn't essential.
No prior knowledge of ISO 9001 required. You need to have a copy of the ISO 9001:2015 standard at hand when taking this course.
The course and exam take about 32 hours to complete (on-demand) with 3.2 CEUs.
Revised April 2023 / compliant with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 19011:2018
Technical support and access to an instructor are available when needed.
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Access to course and examination is available immediately after payment for 3 months (can be extended).
Exam format: multiple-choice
Total questions: 141
Duration: 2-3 hours
Passing score: 70%
Title: Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
Competency Units: QM, AU, TL
Accreditation: Exemplar Global
How can I get my ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification internationally registered?
Your certification fulfills all training and competency requirements to become listed as an Exemplar Global Registered ISO 9001 Lead Auditor. Upon you successfully passing the proctored examination, we will inform Exemplar Global of your achievement so you can immediately apply for registration.
I would like to sign up 10 employees. Can they take this program independently while I monitor their progress?
Yes, your employees can take the course and exam independently and according to their own schedule while you track their progress. This is how it works:
Select a course quantity (10 in our example) and complete your purchase.
You will instantly receive an email with login instructions to the online course management dashboard.
Enter name and email address for each of the 10 employees. The system will immediately email each assigned employee their login instructions for the course.
Each of your 10 employees can now independently take the course at their convenience – anytime, anywhere. They can pause and resume the self-paced course and examination as needed, and can switch computers whenever they want. Course access is available for 3 months from the day of enrollment (but can be extended upon request).
You will see their progress in your online dashboard.
Upon completion of the course, each employee will receive a verified certificate that they can digitally share and that you can directly access and retain as evidence of competence.
Is there a time restriction on completing the course and examination?
Yes, you need to complete the course and examination within 3 months from the date of enrollment. In our experience, this is more than enough. Nevertheless, you may extend access for as long as needed.
How many attempts do I have to pass the exam?
You may re-take the exam – free of charge – as often as needed to pass it (the passing score is 70%).
After answering all questions, you'll be presented with your final score and a comprehensive review of the results. You'll also be able to retake any lessons to brush up on your knowledge.
What are Exemplar Global Competency Units?
Exemplar Global Competency Units provide objective evidence of acquired competence (not merely a record of attended training). They are issued based on the results of a proctored examination that meets the stringent requirements set by Exemplar Global. Only Exemplar Global Certified Training Providers and Examiners (TPECS) – eg. 9001Simplified – are authorized to issue Exemplar Global Competency Units.
This is how you benefit from the Competency Units QM, AU and TL that are shown on your certificate:
Internationally recognized evidence of competence in the fields of Quality Management (Exemplar Global QM), Auditing Management Systems (Exemplar Global AU), and Leading Team Audits (Exemplar Global TL)
Assurance that your certification is accepted worldwide
Enhanced employment potential, career opportunities and income
What is the difference between online training and a live virtual course?
The difference between our online training and a live virtual course lies in flexibility and subsequent effectiveness.
A live virtual course resembles a classroom presentation but is conducted remotely via video conferencing technology. While you can take the live virtual course from anywhere, it requires specific timing, running concurrently with all other enrolled learners.
Our online training, on the other hand, offers unrestricted access for studying at your convenience, allowing you to manage your schedule. You have the autonomy to decide the duration and frequency of your study sessions, even revisiting lessons as needed, enabling personalized learning at your preferred pace. In other words, our online training provides complete flexibility and adjusts to your needs for the best learning outcomes.
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