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Become a Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor – the highest and most prestigious auditor qualification.
If you have the knowledge and skills but lack the necessary credentials, take our Exemplar Global examination and get your professional certification.
On demand – so you can take the exam anywhere and anytime.
About 3 hours (on demand) | 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
Expand your career opportunities by becoming a Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor! The ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Exam provides you with the official certification to conduct audits as a solo auditor or leader of an audit team.
Exam only. If you also require training, consider our high-quality ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Certification Training instead.
The proctored 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 without charge.
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 following disciplines:
Quality Management Systems: Exemplar Global Competency Unit QM
Auditing Management Systems: Exemplar Global Competency Unit AU
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 competency requirements for individuals seeking registration under the Exemplar Global Lead Auditor Registration Scheme.
Upon successful completion of this exam, you will:
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
You need to have completed our ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training within the past 6 months and have a Certificate of Attendance in your name to prove it.
9001Simplified is an Exemplar Global Certified Training Provider and Examiner (TPECS). For you, this translates into several benefits:
You'll get an Exemplar Global certification that's recognized internationally
Exemplar Global certified proof of successfully acquired competence in Quality Management Systems (QM), Auditing Management Systems (AU), and Leading Team Audits (TL)
Ability to seek registration as Exemplar Global Registered ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
Access to Exemplar Global online resources, including webinars, online events, and Auditor OnLine
Access to a wide range of business development tools, career support, and job board notifications
Access to the exclusive ExemplarLink community where you can interact with other graduates and industry professionals
Certificates impact career success and pay. Your ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification is guaranteed to impress with these features:
Exemplar Global certified evidence of competence in in Quality Management: Exemplar Global Competency Unit QM
Exemplar Global certified evidence of competence in in Auditing Management Systems: Exemplar Global Competency Unit AU
Exemplar Global certified evidence of competence in in Leading Audit Teams: Exemplar Global Competency Unit TL
Prestigious Exemplar Global certification mark
Easy and reliable verification of authenticity using block-chain technology
Secure addition to your online resume
Digital integration with LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media to securely promote your professional skills
Login credentials for exam / course management dashboard, proctored examination, Competency Units, digital certificate, Exemplar Global access.
A computer, tablet or smartphone, and internet access. High speed connection isn't essential.
The exam take about 3 hours to complete (on-demand)
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 the 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 the competency requirements to become listed as an Exemplar Global Registered ISO 9001 Lead Auditor. Upon you 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 exam independently while I monitor their progress?
Yes, your employees can take the exam independently and according to their own schedule while you track their progress. This is how it works:
Select the 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 exam.
Each of your 10 employees can now independently take the exam at their convenience – anytime, anywhere. They can pause and resume the self-paced examination as needed, and can switch computers whenever they want. 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 successful completion of the exam, 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 examination?
Yes, you need to complete the 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.
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 pay
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