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ISO 9001:2015 – The Path Forward

Course ID ISO2015PF
Format Classroom

In order for your organization to certify to the new standard, you need to know the crucial information and how to get there. The managers and implementers of the new standard will find this course extremely valuable, as it gives you the information on how to get certified to the new standard.

Learn how to navigate the changes and understand the impact of the ISO 9001:2015 revisions on you and your organization. Leave the course with a formal, documented,detailed plan specific to your needs so you can meet the new requirements and provide the evidence to prove it.

Learn the specific differences between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 and the rationale for these changes as well as the new requirements of ISO 9001:2015 including specific methods for top management to demonstrate accountability for the Quality Management System, steps needed to address “Risks and Opportunities” (Risk Based Thinking) and “Organizational Knowledge”.

Leave with an understanding of the alignment requirements between the Quality Management System and the business objectives of the organization and the specific requirements for documented information and how to resolve the differences between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015. You'll define the context of your organization to meet this new stated requirement and learn specific methodologies for the identification of the needs and expectations of interested parties.

Gain an understanding of the steps an organization must take to update their current QMS to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and attain the related benefits and achieve value for your organization while decreasing the emphasis on documentation.

Learn methodologies for incorporating the needs of customers and interested parties into the processes that make up your organization's QMS.

Students that successfully complete this course may claim to be a certificate holder for ISO 9001:2015 Path Forward Training. They may not claim to be a certified auditor.

Course Instructors have a minimum 10 years management systems auditing experience.

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: 1.6
  • Length: 16 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 1.6
  • Audience: Practitioner
  • Provider: ASQ - ILT
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Given ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015, identify the differences between the two standards
  • Given ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015, identify the clause alignment between the two standards
  • Given your organization, write an organizational Context that includes internal and external issues
  • Given your organization, determine Interested Parties and their requirements
  • Given your organization, determine Risks and Opportunities
  • Given your organization, identify knowledge that needs to be retained and maintained
  • Given your organization, identify the linkage between Context, Interested Parties, Risks, Opportunities and the processes within the QMS


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:

Current users of ISO 9001:2008 who plan to implement ISO 9001:2015. Management at all levels, Quality personnel and others who need to understand the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. Personnel that need to develop a specific list of steps their organization will need to take to comply with the new requirements
  1. Introduction 
  2. Terminology and definitions 
  3. The path forward 
  4. Introduction to the changes 
  5. Activities #1 and #2 
  6. Critical background information 
  7. Activity #3 
  8. A brief look at the requirements 
  9. Getting it right 
  10. Activity #4 
  11. Context, interested parties, risk and processes 
  12. Activity #5 
  13. The process approach 
  14. Aligning the QMS with the organization’s needs 
  15. Activity #6 
  16. Change management 
  17. Activity #7 
  18. Knowledge management 
  19. Activity #8 
  20. Specific requirements 
  21. Activity #9 

Additional Notes

Important: 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.


Student manual and handouts will be provided.

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.

05/21/2018 - 05/22/2018 Philadelphia ILT0182 PA US AQS Solutions English List: $999 Member: $899



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