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This training is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their role as a fully trained Lead Auditor of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems. 

The course includes the 2-stage audit approach for certification of the Quality Management Systems (QMS), in conformity with the ISO/IEC 17021 standard. 

This course is aligned to the ISO 19011, the guideline on auditing management systems.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Lead and manage 1st, 2nd or 3rd party audits
  • Participate in the planning, preparation, conducting and reporting of audits
  • Present audit findings in a formal and clear manner to the interested parties concerned
  • Assess the effectiveness and adequacy of corrective action taken on audit findings
  • Handle various difficult situations encountered during audits
  • Satisfy the training requirements for initial certification as a QMS auditor.  The certificate of achievement is valid for five years for this purpose.
Key Topics
  • Principles of Business Process Management
  • Business Management Systems
  • Management System Standards (ISO 9001 Series)
  • Introduction to Auditing
  • Managing the Audit Programme
  • Audit Planning and Preparation
  • Performing an audit
  • Audit Reporting and Follow Up


A two-hour written test is included in this course.

Full attendance, as well as passing the examination and practical assessment, are required for certification.

Participants must demonstrate that they have met the learning and enabling objectives using the PERAC’s methods of continual assessment and evaluation.

Who should attend?
  • Those intending to acquire the competence to audit an organization’s ISO 9001-based management system, either as third or second party audit.
  • Quality executives/managers,
  • Management representatives,
  • Existing internal auditors of QMS
  • QMS Consultants
  • Personnel who wish to pursue career in QMS auditing