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Training Room IATF 16949 Lead Auditor TrainingThis course is comprehensive training in lead auditor techniques, methodology, practices, and skills. It was designed and developed by a team who created and managed an accredited registrar. They know what training is best for lead auditors.

The course contains a solid body of quality management systems (QMS) auditing knowledge, accumulated from seven years of QMS audits.

On successful completion of this course and post course assessment, participants will receive a Certificate of Attainment for the following internationally recognized competency units:

  • EXEMPLAR GLOBAL-QM (Quality Management Systems)
  • EXEMPLAR GLOBAL-AU (Management Systems Auditing)
  • EXEMPLAR GLOBAL-TL (Leading Management System Audit Teams)

The modules above are certified under the EXEMPLAR GLOBAL Training Provider Examination Certification Scheme for quality management system auditors and will enable successful participants to apply to EXEMPLAR GLOBAL for certification as a provisional auditor.

Highlights of the session include:

  • “Hands-on” training with over 15 class exercises
  • Quality management systems as required by ISO 9001
  • ISO 9001 requirements and intent
  • QMS historical perspective and regulations
  • QMS audit process
  • Evaluating system effectiveness
  • Evaluation of conformance
  • Audit reporting
  • Simulated audit or live audit


  • An understanding of the ISO 9001 standard’s requirements and intent
  • A certificate of accomplishment ( conditional on passing examination)
  • An understanding of the lead auditors responsibilities
  • How to create and execute an audit plan
  • An understanding of questioning techniques and communications
  • How to make an auditee feel at ease
  • How to determine the effectiveness of a quality management system
  • How to document nonconformances

Who Should Attend:

  • ISO 9001 Auditors
  • ISO 9001 Implementers
  • Quality Program Managers

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