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ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course (CQI and IRCA Certified)

Gain the knowledge and skills to effectively audit a quality management system (QMS).

This certified course (17977-PR 328) will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to audit a QMS against ISO 9001:2015 in accordance with ISO 19011.

Course Details

On completion of this training course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of a QMS, of QMS standards, of QMS audit and of third-party certification
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow-up a QMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, where appropriate
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow-up on a QMS audit to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 9001 and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, where appropriate

In order to adapt to your learning style and needs, this course is available as Classroom Based or Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Depending on the selected method, this course can be delivered over 5 days, 40 hours or in shorter online sessions, and will conclude with an exam.

Course Certification

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To complete this training course you will be required to pass both an examination and continuous assessment. On successful completion of both you will be issued with a Certificate of Achievement that satisfies the formal training for an individual seeking certification as a CQI/IRCA auditor/lead auditor. This Certificate of Achievement is valid for five years from the date of the exam for the purpose of certification as an auditor with the CQI/IRCA.


Before starting this course, you are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the following quality management principles and concepts:
    • The relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction
    • Commonly used quality management terms and definitions and the seven quality principles as given in ISO 9000
    • The process approach used in quality management
    • The model of a process based QMS, the structure and content of ISO 9001
  • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, which may be gained by completing an IRCA certified QMS Foundation Training course or equivalent

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