The ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor Training Course follows ISO guidelines and standard procedures. It is a participative training course, which uses standard course delivery structure, role-plays and exercises. During this training, the participant will acquire the needed knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and certification audits according ISO 17021.

This five-day intensive course enables the participants to develop the needed expertise to audit a Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001 and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. The course is structured to provide in-depth understanding of QMS (ISO 9001:2008) requirements, knowledge and skills required to assess the quality management system of an organization.

  • Expert advisors in Quality Management Systems and Internal auditors
  • Technical experts wanting to prepare for a Quality audit function
  • Project managers wanting to master the QMS audit process
  • Individuals responsible for the Quality or conformity in an organization
  • Auditors wanting to perform and lead Quality Management System (QMS) certification audits
Introduction to Quality Management System (QMS) concepts as required by ISO 9001
  • Fundamental principles of Quality
  • Normative, regulatory and legal framework related to Quality
  • ISO 9001 certification process
  • Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Detailed presentation of the clauses of ISO 9001
  • DAY 2
  • Pre-Audit planning and initiating an ISO 9001 audit
  • Auditing objectives and types of audits Process approach
  • Auditors and lead auditors
  • The auditors’ responsibilities
  • The lead auditors’ responsibilities
  • Auditors’ qualifications and certifications
  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit the approach based evidence
  • QMS documentation audit
Planning and Conducting an ISO 9001 audit
  • Preparation of an ISO 9001 certification audit
  • QMS documentation audit
  • Conducting an opening meeting
  • Collecting objectives/audit evidence
  • Effective interviewing techniques, observation, document review,
  • sampling techniques, technical verification,
  • corroboration and evaluation
  • Identifying and recording non-conformities

 DAY 4

 Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO 9001 audit
  • Preparing for the closing meeting
  • Evaluation of corrective action plans
  • Corrective action responsibilities
  • Monitoring corrective action
  • Audit documentation
  • Follow up scheduling
  • Closing meeting and conclusion program
  • Drafting Test Plans


The exam covers the following domains:

  1. Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts in Information Security Management
  2. Domain 2: Information Security Management System (QMS)
  3. Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  4. Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 9001 audit
  5. Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 9001 audit
  6. Domain 6: Conclusion and follow-up of an ISO 9001 audit

 After successfully completing the exam, the participants can apply for the credentials of Registered Lead Auditor (RLA) ISO 9001.

A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential.


  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • A participation of 32 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certificate will be issued to participant