ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training

On-demand lead auditor training (without exam & certification)

ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training

Comprehensive training that teaches you how to conduct solo audits and lead audit teams; it also 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.

About 30 hours (on demand) | Materials included

USD 895.00


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"How-to" course with practical tips, tricks and requirements training

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The ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training teaches you how to manage an audit program and conduct effective audits as a solo auditor or leader of an audit team – but without official certification.

On-demand flexibility – the interactive online training is self-paced and can be taken on any device, anytime and anywhere to fit your schedule.

Revised in 2023, this 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 high-quality online training by an Exemplar Global Certified Training Provider and Examiner.

Examination and Certification

This course does NOT include the lead auditor examination and certification. If you require the prestigious ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification with all its professional and career benefits, please consider our ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Certification Training instead.


Upon completion of this course, 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

Course Content

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. Next we look at each of the seven Quality Management Principles that build the foundation of ISO 9001 and underpin and inform its requirements. Your understanding of these principles will help you to interpret the requirements and verify compliance in different circumstances.

The Process Approach and PDCA Cycle
Both the Process Approach and the PDCA Cycle are at the core of ISO 9001 and complement each other. Your complete 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 teaches the meaning and intent of each and every ISO 9001:2015 requirement in great detail. 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 examples of real life applications. Our discussion of each clause concludes 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 then 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 different benefits that organizations can gain from a well implemented audit program. Last but not least, we explain the different approaches to audits and how each fits different circumstances.

This part teaches you each step of the audit process and develops your audit skills. First we teach you how to prepare for an audit and plan it. Topics include a feasibility check and the risk-based approach to audit planning. Next we show you how to conduct an audit, starting with the opening meeting and ending with your presentation of audit findings and conclusions at the closing meeting. We teach you all the skills needed ranging from ensuring information security to sampling and interviewing. The lessons address the different situations you may find and how to handle them. Lastly we show you how to prepare an audit report, complete the audit and follow up on your findings.

Setting Up an Internal Audit Program
This part teaches you how to establish and manage an internal audit program – a professional ability that will give you an edge over most other Lead Auditors. We first explain what an audit program entails and your role as the audit program manager. We then dive into the details of establishing the internal audit program including addressing risks and opportunities. The following lessons show you how to develop an internal audit schedule and other documentation and tools to support the program. Next we teach how to manage the audit program and how to improve upon it to maximize the value it brings to the organization.

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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ISO 9001 Online Lead Auditor Training

Convenient for Individuals and Corporations

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 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.

Course Certificate

Upon completion of training, you'll be issued a Certificate of Attendance with these features:

3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

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

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Educational Approach

Educational Approach

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 help you stay on track.

Professional E-learning Instructor

Authors and Presenters

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.

Graphics and Animations

Award-Winning Design

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.

Study Guide

Included Materials

Study Guide
Included is a Study Guide that summarizes the entire course in 335 pages. Download and use it to follow the lectures and take notes, and as a reference and reminder of what you have learned.

Audit Checklist
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.

What's included
Login credentials for course / course management dashboard, downloadable materials, course certificate.

Technical Requirements
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 takes about 30 hours to complete (on-demand) with 3.0 CEUs.

Revised April 2023 / compliant with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 19011:2018

Technical support and access to an instructor are available when needed.

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
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Course access
Access to this course is available immediately after payment for 3 months (can be extended).

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