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The ISO 9001:2015 Certified Quality Management System (QMS) Lead Auditor course is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to conduct and lead effective audits of quality management systems.

Training Methodology:

Participants will learn by active participation during the program using the following training methodologies:

  • Group and individual work in case study & Exercises.
  • Questionnaire
  • Syndicate
  • Videos and group discussion

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals responsible for managing QMS.
  • Internal auditors, consultants, and quality professionals.
  • Anyone seeking to become a certified lead auditor for ISO 9001:2015.

Course Outlines:


Introduction to Quality Management Systems (QMS)

  • Understanding the purpose and benefits of a QMS.
  • Overview of ISO 9001 family of standards.


ISO 9001:2015 Requirements

  • Detailed analysis of ISO 9001:2015 clauses (4-10).
  • Interpretation of the standard’s requirements.
  • Organizational context and its impact on QMS.




Auditing Fundamentals

  • Types of audits: first-party (internal), second-party (supplier), and third-party (certification).
  • Principles of auditing and auditor competence.
  • Audit objectives, scope, and criteria.




Audit Process and Techniques

  • Audit planning and preparation, including Stage 1 and Stage 2 audits.
  • Conducting on-site audits using process auditing techniques.
  • Gathering and evaluating audit evidence.




Roles and Responsibilities

  • Team leader roles and responsibilities.
  • Managing audit teams and resolving conflicts.
  • Effective communication and reporting during audits.




Audit Execution

  • Conducting opening and closing meetings.
  • Performing audit interviews and observations.
  • Documenting findings and non-conformities.

Audit Reporting and Follow-Up

  • Writing comprehensive audit reports.
  • Communicating audit findings to stakeholders.
  • Implementing corrective actions and follow-up audits.