Quality Management System (QMS) Lead Auditor Training

ISO 9001 Course

Quality Management System (QMS) Lead Auditor Training

Quality Management System (QMS) Lead Auditor Training

Course Overview

The ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor (QMS) is an Exemplar Global (formerly RABQSA International) Certified Course. This course is delivered in association with Edullence Education Excellence as Approved Training Partner and one of the leading providers of Management System Training and offers a range of Management Systems courses. The course is results-driven and meet internationally defined standards by adopting accelerated learning techniques. This certified course will provide you with an internationally recognised skills and qualification in lead auditing. It teaches students the principles, processes, and techniques used for the assessment of and management of the Principles of Quality Management System; and their significance for QMS lead auditors. This Exemplar Global certified course meets the requirements of those seeking registration as a QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor. This certificate is also fully recognized by many other international bodies as part of the training requirements for auditor registration under the lead auditor schemes. The training is practically delivered by a leading instructor in the field and utilizes accelerated learning & simulated audit exercises for a 'real practical feel' during the training. Our performance competence-based assessments meet the training requirements. It is for those seeking to lead and manage a Quality initiative in their organizations or those seeking to assess and manage the supply chain in the Quality field or for those seeking a greater insight into implementation and requirements of Quality Systems based on ISO 9001.

Course Outcomes

 At the end of this course students shall be able to:

  • Understand quality management terminology, principles, processes, and techniques for the assessment of the 8 Principles of Quality Management, and the Quality Management System including their significance for Quality Systems
  • Understand the purpose, content, and interrelationship of the ISO 9000 series reference and guidance standards, and the legislative framework relevant to a QMS.
  • Understand the role of a Quality Lead Auditor to plan, conduct, report, and follow-up an audit in accordance with ISO 19011, ISO/IEC 17021 and IOS/IEC TR 17022.
  • Be able to undertake the role of an Auditor in planning, conducting, reporting, and follow-up an audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 by interpreting the requirements of ISO 9001.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to effectively audit your management system
  • Conduct a risk assessment of the effectiveness and maturity of your management system
  • Conduct second party and third-party audits of your supply chain.

Who Should Attend?

  • Quality Managers
  • Quality Professionals/Technicians
  • Quality Engineers
  • Procurement Personnel
  • Financial Personnel
  • Document Controllers 
  • Internal Auditors 
  • Owner Managers 
  • Implementation Members 

Course Assessment

There will be Course Brief prior to course start-date to acquaint learners of the course delivery requirements, training procedures and assessment process. There is a two-hour written auditor examination at the end of the training. The written auditor examination is based on the specific standard. The written examination is closed book; however, the student is required to have a hard-copy version of the relevant management system standard for class use. The minimum pass rate for each written auditor examination is 70%. As a means of ensuring learners get a rich training experience, class exercises, take-home assignments and mock examination are incorporated. Online examination is also available.


An Exemplar Global approved certificate for those who successfully complete all elements of the course, including 100% attendance, written and practical skills assessment. For students applying to Exemplar Global for auditor registration, a certificate of successful course completion will be required which has been completed within 3 years of applying.

Professional Membership

This course satisfies the formal training requirements for those wishing to register with Exemplar Global as a QMS Lead Auditor, the certificate fully recognized as part of the training requirements for auditor registration under the lead auditor schemes. 

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