Master the Audit of Quality Management Systems (QMS) based on ISO 9001

Quality management systems as outlined in ISO 9001 add value to organizations, regardless of the size or industry. Implementing, auditing, and improving a QMS has significant benefits for an organization.

The ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform a quality management system (QMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and the certification process according to ISO/IEC 17021-1. Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master the audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.


The course is student-centric, meaning that everything, from the slides, the exercises, the quizzes, and so on, were designed with the learner in mind.

 ISO 9001 Lead Auditor will make you open many doors in your professional career.

Course agenda

Module 1: Introduction to Quality Management Systems (QMS) and ISO 9001

Course objectives and structure
Standards and regulatory frameworks
Certification process
Fundamental concepts and principles of quality management
Quality Management System (QMS)

Module 2: Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit

Fundamental audit concepts and principles
Audit approach based on evidence and risk
Initiating the audit
ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
Stage 1 audit
Preparing the stage 2 audit (on-site audit)

Module 3: On-site audit activities

Stage 2 audit
Communication during the audit
Audit procedures
Creating audit test plans
Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports

Module 4: Closing the audit

Audit documentation and quality review
Closing the audit
Evaluation of action plans by the auditor
Beyond the initial audit
Managing an internal audit program
Competence, evaluation and closing the training

Learning Objectives

Understand the operations of a Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001

Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 9001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks

Understand the auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011

Learn how to lead an audit and audit team

Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 9001 in the context of a QMS audit

Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011

Exam Details

 The exam covers the
following competency domains:
Domain 1 Fundamental principles and concepts of a Quality Management System
Domain 2 Quality Management Systems (QMS)
Domain 3 Fundamental audit concepts and principles
Domain 4 Preparation of an ISO 9001 audit
Domain 5 Conducting an ISO 9001 audit
Domain 6 Closing an ISO 9001 audit
Domain 7 Managing an ISO 9001 audit programme

Who should attend?

Auditors seeking to perform and lead business continuity management system (BCMS) audits

Managers or consultants seeking to master the business continuity management system audit process

Individuals responsible to maintain conformity with the BCMS requirements in an organization

Technical experts seeking to prepare for the business continuity management system audit

Expert advisors in business continuity management


After successfully passing the exam, you can apply for the credential shown on the table below. You will receive the certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.

Duration Location
5 days Online/Live