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ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949 Lead Auditor Training (Exemplar Global Certified)

Course ID IATF16949LA
Format Classroom

Understand the requirements of ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949 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 ensure 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

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.

Course Data

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Audit to the ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949 Quality Management Systems
  • Interpret the requirements and terminology of the ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949 series in an auto industry setting
  • Develop a ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949 auditing system based on the ISO 19011 auditing guidelines
  • Ask the right audit questions
  • Conduct opening and closing meetings that have impact
  • Construct effective audit checklists—what to look for in procedures
  • Generate effective corrective action
  • Plan successful audits
  • Select an audit team
  • Understand the U.S. and international certification process
  • Understand Certified Lead Auditor requirements and responsibilities
  • Audit using the process approach
  • Review documents in light of the decreased emphasis on documentation
  • Ask questions that get results
  • Identify and document nonconformities


All attendees are required to bring their own copy of the ISO 9001:2015 & IATF 16949 standards to this training course. These will not be provided for you. You can purchase a copy of the ISO 9001:2015 standard from ASQ (Item T1040). The IAFT 16949 standard may be purchased directly from AIAG using product code IATF-1 (IATF 16949).

Who Should Attend:

Those responsible for planning and scheduling an audit program for ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949 and those who must perform audits to ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949, Quality Assurance Managers, Quality Assurance professionals, ISO Project Managers, ISO Project Team Members or anyone desiring an in-depth understanding of the ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949 Audit Process. This course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the Auto Industry.


Day One

  1. Terminology and definitions
  2. Background, History and Rationale for Quality Assurance
  3. Introduction to the ISO family of documents
  4. Analysis of the Contents of ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949 plus;
  5. Advanced Product Quality Planning and Control Plan (APQP)
  6. Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  7. Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  8. Potential Failure Mode Analysis (FMEA)
  9. Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  10. IATF Guidance to IATF 16949
  11. Quality System Assessment Checklist
  12. Automotive Certification Scheme for IATF 16949
  13. Audit of Active Manufacturing (Audit #1)

Day Two

  1. Quality System Requirements
  2. Quality System Requirements
  3. Analyzing Findings
  4. Audit of Active Manufacturing to ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949 and Manual (Audit #2)
  5. Exemplar Global and U.S. Certification System
  6. Auditor Qualifications
  7. Roles and Responsibility of Auditors
  8. Creation of Effective Audit Checklists

Day Three

  1. Audit of Company Documents (Audit #3)
  2. Tips for the Professional Auditor
  3. Audit of Active Mfg. - 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

Day Four

  1. Audit of Active Mfg. - Dept and System Auditing (#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

Day Five

  1. Review & Exam


This course makes extensive use of student activities and case studies to help students fully understand the requirements of auditing to the ISO/TS 16949:2015 standard.


Important: All attendees are required to bring their own copy of the ISO 9001:2015 & IATF 16949 standards to this training course; copies will not be provided for you. You can purchase a copy of the ISO 9001:2015 standard from ASQ. The IATF 16949 standard may be purchased directly from the AIAG Store using product code IATF-1

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.

November 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019 Cincinnati ILT0316 OH US AQS Solutions English Early Bird Ends October 13, 2019 List: $1899     Member: $1699 Regular List: $2189     Member: $1959



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