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ISO 9001-2015 lead auditor


Course Overview

The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits/Assessment of quality management systems in organization against ISO 9001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 -1, as applicable.

This course is IRCA (International Registered certified Auditor) and Global-recognized and accepted. Attendees who have successfully completed this course will fulfill the training requirements for certification as an IRCA QMS Auditor/ Lead Auditor (and Internal Auditor) and IRCA requirements for certification as a QMS Auditor/ Senior Auditor.

Lead Auditor Training
  1. An introduction and explanation of Quality terminologies
  2. Philosophy and fundamental principles of ISO 9000 series
  3. A brief review of the requirements of ISO 9001 standards
  4. An explanation of audits, their purpose and planning and the way to approach, perform and report an audit
  5. Scheduling and planning of ISO 9001 QMS internal and external audits
  6. Auditor’s responsibilities, personnel attributes and Auditor selection
  7. Successful tools and techniques for ISO 9001 QMS auditing
  8. Effective reporting & follow-up of ISO 9001 QMS auditing
  9. Auditor Registration Scheme
  10. Examination
Course Duration: 5 days

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System  Lead Auditor Course Outline

Day 1
  1. Presentation: Introduction to Quality Management System
  2. Individual Activity: Not applicable or opt out clauses
  3. Group Activity: Auditing context
  4. Group Activity: Auditing leadership
  5. Group Activity: Auditing operation
Day 2
  1. Presentation: Audit Management
  2. Group Activity: Auditing performance evaluation and continual improvement
  3. Individual Activity: Roles and responsibilities of audit parties
  4. Group Activity: Audit management
  5. Presentation: Approach to audit, communication and auditor behavior
  6. Group Activity: Planning for state 1 audit
Day 3
  1. Presentation: Audit Execution
  2. Group Activity: Conducting stage 1 audit
  3. Group Activity: Planning for stage 2 audit
  4. Individual Activity: Communication
  5. Presentation: NCR reporting, Corrective action and Audit report
  6. Group Activity: Conducting opening meeting
Day 4
  1. Group Activity: Auditing top management
  2. Group Activity: Auditing role play, NCR reporting and judgement.
Day 5
  1. Group Activity: Conducting closing meeting
  2. Group Activity: Corrective action review and follow-up action
  3. Presentation: Exam revision and clarification of doubts
  4. Final Examination


Course Overview

ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Training (CQI and IRCA Certified) Our OH&S Management Systems Auditor/ Lead Auditor Training Course teaches the fundamental auditing principles and practices, in conformance with national and international accepted norms and regulations relating to OH&S requirements.


Before starting this course, learners should have an understanding of the requirements of ISO 45001:2018, which may be gained by completing a CQI/IRCA certified OHS foundation training course or the equivalent.

Learners should also have the following prior knowledge:
Knowledge of the following OHS management principals and concepts:
  1. The purpose of an initial review as the basis for establishing an OHS management system where none currently exists.
  2. The concept of OHS sustainable development, whereby an organization must ensure that actions of today do not degrade the environment of the future
An understanding of how to consider risks and hazards with respect to:
  1. Workplace locations
  2. Workplace activities
  3. Work-related activities carried out away from the normal place of work or base
  4. Employees, visitors and other interested parties in areas where the organization has control and influence over health and safety
  5. Vulnerable individuals within the workplace or under the organization’s control
Course Duration: 5 days

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System  Lead Auditor Course Outline

Day 1
  1. Introduction to the course
  2. ISO 45001:2018 overview
  3. Understand context of organization
  4. ISO 45001:2018 requirements
  5. Auditing OH&S policy and objectives
  6. Audit checklist
Day 2
  1. Auditing hazard identification
  2. Risk assessment process
  3. Audit management
  4. Auditor’s competence
  5. Audit top management
  6. Audit behaviour
  7. Audit execution
  8. Auditor responsibilities
Day 3
  1. NCR reporting
  2. Corrective action
  3. Audit report
  4. Audit management
  5. Stage 1 audit plan
  6. Conducting state 1 audit
  7. Stage 2 audit plan


Course Overview

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of Environmental management systems against ISO 14001:2015, in accordance with ISO 19011:2018 and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable. All references in this document to ISO standards are to the current versions unless otherwise stated.

Delegates who successfully complete this CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor (EMS) Training course (within the five years prior to making an application to become a certificated auditor) will satisfy the training requirements for initial certification as an IRCA EMS auditor.

Lead Auditor Training
  1. The business benefits of implementing an EMS and the background to ISO 14001.
  2. Essential definitions to help you interpret and audit ISO 14001 requirements.
  3. The purpose, intent and key requirements of ISO 14001 and similarities with ISO 9001.
  4. The contribution that audits make to the effectiveness of a management system.
  5. The roles and responsibilities of an auditor and lead auditor.
  6. How to determine environmental aspects and impacts. The importance and relevance of environmental aspects and impacts, and environmental legislation
  7. How to plan your audits
  8. That auditing for conformity can improve the stability and robustness of management systems
  9. To gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and reviewing documentation
  10. To report findings accurately against the requirements of  ISO 14001, write and grade non-conformity reports and evaluate proposals for corrective action
  11. The certification requirements to become a registered audit/lead auditor with IRCA.
Course Duration: 5 days

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System  Lead Auditor Course Outline

Day 1
  1. Introduction to the course
  2. ISO 14001:2015 Overview
  3. Understand context of organization
  4. ISO 14001:2015 Requirements
  5. Auditing EMS policy and objectives
  6. Audit checklist
Day 2
  1. Auditing EMS Aspects and Impacts
  2. Audit management
  3. Auditor’s competence requirements
  4. Audit Top management
  5. Auditor behaviour
  6. Auditor Responsibilities For Preparing Audit
Day 3
  1. NCR reporting, Corrective Action and Audit report
  2. Audit management
  3. Planning for Stage 1 audit
  4. Conducting stage 1 audit
  5. Planning for Stage 2 audit


Course Overview

The ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor certification consists of a professional certification for auditors specializing information security management systems (ISMS) based on the ISO/IEC 27001 standard and ISO/IEC 19011.This Lead Auditor course offers an understanding of the concepts of the ISO 27001:2013 standard along with the principles and practices of leading management systems and process audits in accordance with ISO 19011.

Course Duration:

This 5-day IRCA PR320 ISMS ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor (17207) course includes a two-hour final examination. Delegates will also be continuously assessed on the basis of their progress throughout the course. Delegates who successfully complete both the examination and the continuous assessment will be awarded an IRCA accredited certificate of Achievement which will satisfy the formal training requirements for the ISMS Auditor Certification scheme

Lead Auditor Training
  1. Audit as per the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard
  2. Understand key elements of ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 standards
  3. Understand key information security issues
  4. Plan an audit against a set of audit criteria
  5. An Information Security
  6. Management system audit
  7. Create clear, concise and relevant audit reports
  8. Communicate the audit findings to a client
  9. Information Security Management System overview
  10. Auditing Information Security Management System against requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013
  11. Audit techniques
  12. Accreditation issues
  13. Auditor competence
Who Should Attend

This is intended for those who will be involved in leading audits of an ISMS that conforms to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 in any organization. Suggested job roles and their teams include:

  1. Information security managers
  2. IT and corporate security managers
  3. Corporate governance managers
  4. Risk and compliance managers
  5. Information security consultants
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