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ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training (Exemplar Global Certified)

Course ID LA90012015
Format Classroom

Understand the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 so you can conduct a successful audit. ASQ provides hands-on learning experience to prepare you for real life auditing situations.

This Exemplar Global-certified course meets the training requirements for Exemplar Global Quality Management Systems Lead Auditors, Auditors, and Provisional Auditors. Lecture time is held to a minimum, providing you time to learn and then practice newly acquired skills in real-life audit situations that assure that you are prepared to conduct effective audits. If you satisfactorily achieve the required pass points for the written exam and the required minimum grading for the continuous assessment, you will receive a Successful Completion certificate to demonstrate that you have met the training requirement for individual QMS auditor certification by Exemplar Global.

This course is offered in cooperation with AQS Management Systems, an Exemplar Global Certified course provider and meets the training requirements for individual auditor certification.

Important: All attendees are required to bring their own copy of the ASQ/ANSI/ISO 9001:2015: Quality Management Systems - Requirements to this training. The standard can be purchased here.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 3.6
  • Length: 36 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 3.6
  • Audience: Professional
  • Provider: ASQ - ILT
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand ISO 9001:2015 requirements.
  • Apply the proper interpretation of the standard in actual audit situations.
  • Tailor an audit interview based on the requirements of the standard and obtain audit evidence from this interview.
  • Plan and conduct effective audits.
  • Manage the audit process, including opening meetings, auditing, closing meetings, and reporting.


Important: All attendees are required to bring their own copy of the ASQ/ANSI/ISO 9001:2015: Quality Management Systems - Requirements to this training. The standard can be purchased here.

Who Should Attend:

Individuals who want to become Exemplar Global-certified auditors, those assisting their organizations toward ISO 9000 registration, and anyone responsible for leading an audit.
  1. Unit 1
    1. Terminology and definitions
    2. Background, history, and rationale for quality assurance
    3. Intro to the ISO family of documents
    4. Analysis of the contents of ISO 9001:2015
    5. Audit of Active Manufacturing (Audit #1)
  2. Unit 2
    1. Quality System Requirements
    2. Analyzing findings
    3. Audit of Active Manufacturing to ISO 9001:2015 and Manual (Audit #2)
    4. RABQSA and U.S. Certification System
    5. Auditor qualifications
    6. Roles and responsibilities of auditors
    7. Creation of effective audit checklists
  3. Unit 3
    1. Audit of Active Manufacturing Document Audits (Audit #3)
    2. Auditing Tips for the Professional Auditor
    3. Audit of Active Manufacturing – Department Audit (Audit #4)
    4. Compiling audit findings
    5. Documentation in the quality system
    6. Planning and conducting effective audits
    7. Refining Interview and note-taking skills
    8. Applicability of the elements to Company situations
    9. Prevention vs. Detection
  4. Unit 4
    1. Audit of Active Manufacturing Department and System Auditing (Audit #5)
    2. Corrective Action Initiation and Closure
    3. Refining Audit Interview and note-taking skills
    4. Creation of an audit report
    5. Conducting the audit
    6. Preparation and Presentation of a closing meeting
  5. Unit 5
    1. Review and exam


This course makes extensive use of student activities and case studies to help students fully understand the requirements of auditing to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.


All attendees are required to bring their own copy of the ASQ/ANSI/ISO 9001:2015: Quality Management Systems - Requirements to this training.  Copies will not be provided for you.  The standard can be purchased here.

In addition, all students will receive a course textbook, student practice exam, and student activities booklet on-site.

Additional Notes

Note: Due to stringent international standards guidelines, a maximum course enrollment is strictly enforced. If you are told you are on a waiting list or have registered and not received a confirmation letter prior to the course, contact ASQ immediately to verify your status before you make travel arrangements.

Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.
  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.
    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 5 business days before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 5 business days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another ASQ course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Classroom

An instructor-led traditional classroom experience. Classroom-based instruction involves the highest level of instructor/student interaction. We offer classroom style training in two formats. See public and on-site.

June 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019 Atlanta ILT0236 GA US AQS Solutions English Early Bird Ends May 12, 2019 List: $1899     Member: $1699 Regular List: $2189     Member: $1959
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