ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training

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ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training

Course Description

ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor training not only teaches you the knowledge and skills required to internally audit your own management system, but also teaches you how to conduct second party (Supplier) and third party (External and Certification) audits. As a lead auditor, you will learn how to manage your organization’s audit program; put an audit team together; lead and opening and closing meeting; write audit reports; and generally manage the audit process for a successful outcome.

For this course, you are required to bring a laptop that can access Wi-Fi and Chrome browser. It is recommended students take QUAL:1106 Internal Quality Auditing prior to attending this course.

The online pre-course, QUAL-1207 Pre-Course for ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training, is included with your registration and must be completed prior to attending the classroom training.

Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute is an Exemplar Global Certified TPECS Provider for the Auditing Management Systems Auditing (AU), Auditing Quality Management Systems (QM), and Leading Management Systems Audit Teams (TL) Competency Units.

Course Content


  • Understand ISO 9001:2015 requirements in a simple and concise way
  • Understand how ISO 9001:2015 connects to key business concepts
  • Types of evidence specifically related to requirements
  • Common misinterpretations and how to avoid them


  • Requirements that can be used during the audit
  • Objective versus subjective evidence
  • Recognizing audit trails that lead to objective evidence
  • Writing audit results that include clear requirements and evidence


  • The characteristics of an audit schedule
  • Developing an audit plan
  • Dividing an audit into logical phases
  • Logistical considerations
  • Open meeting, closing meeting, and team meeting


  • The benefits of an audit checklist
  • Raw materials needs for an effective checklist
  • Creating a checklist with company documents
  • Recording evidence on a checklist
  • Different styles of checklists, along with their strengths and weaknesses


  • Identifying positives
  • Writing nonconformities
  • The role of “observations” in an audit
  • Writing an audit report
  • Audit recordkeeping
Requirements & Materials
Important Information

Access to the content for this course requires you to set up a password for your Georgia Tech (GT) account different from your account and password on this website.  

After you complete your registration follow the "How to Access Your Course Content" instructions which display on the session details (summary) page for this course.

This course is taught in a classroom but includes an online pre-course to be completed before the classroom session begins.



  • QUAL-1106 ISO 9001:2015 Internal Quality Auditing


  • Executive Introduction to ISO 9001:2015 (QUAL 1207P)
  • *The online pre-course must be completed, with a score of 70% or higher, prior to the first day of the course.


  • A laptop that can connect to campus wi-fi. Individuals with government-issued laptops may need to work with their IT department so files can be accessed during the course.


  • A digital check-out copy of the standard ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems – Requirements will be provided for use with the pre-course and during the course.
  • Course notebook
  • Check-out copies of the ISO 19011:2018 standard will be provided during the course. Learners may also purchase the standard (to keep) from the ANSI webstore or the ASQ website. Purchase of the standard is not a requirement

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Register two or more people from your organization and receive a 10% group discount. Enter the coupon code MULTI at checkout. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for quality management system auditors, management representatives and quality managers who are undergoing a third-party audit, as well as anyone pursuing an Exemplar Global Quality Management System auditor certification.

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What You Will Learn

  • How to develop your organization’s audit program
  • How to assess auditor competency and qualifications for better team outcomes
  • Interview skills
  • How to write airtight audit nonconformities that are easily understood by anyone
  • How to conduct opening and closing meetings
  • How to write audit reports and present results
  • Requirements of the registrar
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How You Will Benefit

  • Recognize problems with your auditing systems and learn tools and techniques for correcting them.
  • Develop the confidence to help your organization, suppliers and other entities, identify opportunities for improving organizational practices.
  • Boost any organization's business’s bottom line.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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