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ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training with IATF—Exemplar Global Certified 16949:2016 Automotive Emphasis

Format Classroom

This course is intended to qualify IATF 16949:2016 auditors to conduct effective audits of an organization’s automotive parts and services.

Understand the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949 to be able to conduct a successful audit. The course includes hands-on workshops to prepare you for real-life auditing situations. You’ll learn to manage the audit process and complete reporting.

This course is being offered in cooperation with DEKRA AQS, an Exemplar Global certified provider.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 3.3
  • Length: 33 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 3.3
  • Audience: Practitioner, Professional
  • Provider: ASQ - ILT
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 / IATF 16949:2016 and audit to them
  • Explain the concepts of the process approach, leadership commitment, and risk-based thinking
  • Evaluate product realization processes
  • Identify the linkages between IATF 16949:2016 and Customer Service Requirements
  • Apply the five quality core tools to their relationship to IATF 16949:2015
  • Identify the requirements for internal automotive auditors
  • Apply the principles, processes, and methods of auditing
  • Demonstrate the activities involved in preparing for an audit
  • Determine an effective audit in the context of the auditee’s organizational situation
  • Apply effective audit skills and practice personal behaviors necessary for an effective and efficient conduct of a management system audit
  • Establish and plan the activities of an audit team
  • Manage the audit process
  • Prepare the audit report and perform an audit follow-up


All attendees are required to bring their own copy of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems – Requirements and IATF 16949:2016. Copies will not be provided for you.

Who Should Attend:

Those responsible for planning and scheduling an internal audit program for IATF 16949:2016 and those who must perform internal audits to IATF 16949:2016, automotive, suppliers, managers, or anyone interested in conducting first-party audits.

Day One

  1. Introduction to quality management systems (QMS)
  2. Additional IATF documents
  3. Introduction to Core Tools

Day Two

  1. Apply ISO 9001:2015 / IATF 16949:2016 standard
  2. ISO 9001:2015 / IATF 16949:2016 auditing specifics

Day Three

  1. Types of audits
  2. Audit approaches
  3. Audit objectives, scope, and criteria
  4. Auditor competence
  5. Auditor principles and methods
  6. Audit program
  7. Audit roles and responsibilities
  8. Audit techniques
  9. Gather information
  10. Audit cycle

Day Four

  1. Team leader roles and responsibilities
  2. Conflict management
  3. Select audit team
  4. Prepare for an audit
  5. Plan the audit
  6. Conduct an audit
  7. Opening meetings
  8. Gather information
  9. Closing meetings
  10. Prepare audit report
  11. Audit follow-up


This is a four-day, instructor-led classroom course. There are written tests on each of the competency units on days 2, 3, and 4. Days 1 and 2 will cover ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 along with a corresponding competency exam on ISO 9001:2015. Day 3 will cover management systems auditing (AU) along with a corresponding competency exam. Day 4 will cover leading management systems audit teams (TL) along with a corresponding competency exam.
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.

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