Best ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor (PECB)

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course Description

Learn how to plan and perform an ISO 9001 quality management audit for an organization. This course will be presented online with a live instructor. The opportunity to attend in person is also possible depending on where you live. We only offer this course in English. Once you complete the five-day course, you will be able to sign up for the certification exam. After passing the exam, you can apply for the certification that fits with your career experience. PECB has a good array of credential options. Here are more details for this course.


Why should I take this course?

When you finish this course, you'll become the go-to person for an ISO 9001 quality management audit for any organization. When you finish the ISO 9001 Lead Auditor course, you will be able to take the certification exam. Once you pass the exam you can apply for the credential appropriate to your career experience. When you finish all the steps you will be able to get certified.

ISO 9001 Lead Auditors bring it all together for their customers

Lead Auditors prepare for and direct the audit process. You will be able to help your organization prepare for an external audit by running the internal audit yourself.

How does it work?

FSE|ICC is a certified PECB reseller. We handle the transaction with you and provide you access to the PECB course content, instruction, examination, certificate and anything else associated with the course.


How do I get started?

Add the course to your cart and finish the checkout procedure. We will contact you directly to help you get registered for the class that best works for your schedule. We'll get your course materials out to you so you will be ready for your class when it starts. If you have any questions about how to get certified, drop us an email at We'll get back to you and answer your questions.

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor (PECB)


How will you benefit from this course?

You will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and the certification process according to ISO/IEC 17021-1.

You will be able to master the audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

You will be able to take the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.

Are you one of these?

  • An auditor seeking to perform and lead Quality Management System (QMS) certification audits
  • Looking to master a Quality Management System audit process
  • Responsible for maintaining conformance with QMS requirements
  • Looking to prepare for a Quality Management System audit
  • An expert advisor in Quality Management

Learning objectives

  • Understand the operations of a Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001
  • Recognize the correlation between ISO 9001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Learn the auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 9001 in the context of a QMS audit
  • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011

Educational approach

  • We use both theory and best practices used in QMS audits
  • Lectures utilize practical questions and examples
  • Exercises include examples and case study discussions
  • Practice tests prepare you for the Certification Exam


A fundamental understanding of ISO 9001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor (PECB)

Daily Agenda


Day 1: Introduction to Quality Management Systems (QMS) and ISO 9001

Day 2: Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit

Day 3: On-site audit activities

Day 4: Closing the audit

Day 5: Certification Exam

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor (PECB)


The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Quality Management System (QMS)

Domain 2: Quality Management Systems (QMS)

Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 9001 audit

Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 9001 audit

Domain 6: Closing an ISO 9001 audit

Domain 7: Managing an ISO 9001 audit program

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor (PECB)



Once you pass the exam, you can apply for the credentials appropriate to your career experience. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about ISO 9001 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor (PECB)

General Information


  • The price of the course includes certification and exam fees
  • You will receive over 450 pages of information and practical examples
  • You will be issued 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits
  • If you fail the exam, you can retake the exam within 12 months free of charge

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor (PECB)

Get certified to plan and lead an ISO 9001 audit


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