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Virtual ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training

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Course Hours: 32

About the Course

All training sessions are offered as Virtual Training classes

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This program certified in the competency-based training program 
Students can earn the QMS, AU and TL competency credits

Virtual ISO 9001:2015 Certified QMS Lead Auditor 
8 a.m. -5 p.m. daily in your chosen time zone

About the course:

Since 1999, QAI has taught tens of thousands of people to be effective auditors, audit team members, and audit team leaders.  Our successful pass-fail rate of over 98% proves that point.   

In 2006, QAI paved the way for a Lead Auditor training class that matches the normal working hours that adults are accustomed to working. In the past, cramming in an outdated style of "brain dump training" culminated with the results of a 2-hour exam on day five was the norm.

In the QAI Competency Based Lead Auditor training session, students get four days of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. instruction.  

With multiple, progressive learning approaches, including hands-on practice auditing, our QMS Lead Auditor training course prepares graduates to become effective professional QMS auditors. 

The course includes a complete and thorough review of the ISO9001 standard that includes tips for auditors and tips for system managers. These become especially useful after the training is complete when students are using the workbook as a reference. 

The QMS portion of the workshop includes a special section for risk management as required in the QMS standard. We’ll describe what is required, what to include, how to maintain, what auditors will look for, and what internal auditors should look for.  This session includes a practical recommendation for a means to easily facilitate and accomplish this risk management process using established industry tools. 

Lecture topics will also include certain implementation and documentation strategies and methods. Workshop activities are designed to strengthen the ability to assess a complete QMS system and its conformance to the standard. 

As we move into the auditing and audit team leadership modules, we’ll cover all of the components of the complete audit cycle - from planning the audit all the way to writing the report. 

Group case studies with mock auditing, reinforce the learning process and help to familiarize students with process auditing. The course is designed around an actual case study of a facility and its’ Quality Management System. Activities reinforce all of the steps required in a formal audit including planning the system audit, creating an agenda for the team of auditors, an opening meeting, using common audit planning tools, properly documenting nonconformance's,  a closing meeting, writing the report and even audit follow-up activities.

Rather than a bunch of disconnected examples, QAI students will over the course of four-days students be conducting an assessment of our case study facility and will make the decision on a possible registration recommendation.  It's four days of auditing a single organization just like a real audit.    

Graduates of the course will have learned and practiced to assess an entire QMS for conformance to requirements. This makes it a popular training program for team members responsible for the overall system, future professional auditors, and supplier auditors.  

Quality Management System:
QMS module of the course, Day 1 and Day2. 

 You’ll learn:

·      A detailed clause-by-clause review of the standard itself utilizing QAI’s Clause Training Matrix.

·      Clause-by-clause tips for system managers and QMS auditors.

·      How ISO9001-2015 builds, improves, and has changed

·     Learn to apply your knowledge using video case study examples.

·      A Risk Assessment activity helps students understand a method that can be used to meet the requirements pervasive throughout the new ISO9001-2015 standard.

This activity and method have been utilized in our EMS and OHS courses for over a decade. It is a "tried and true" method that will help students to not only understand how to implement Risk Assessment and Awareness, but to use it to improve their Management System and pass ISO9001 audits.


Auditing and Team Leadership Modules:
In the Auditing and Team Leadership modules spanning the end of day 2 through end of day 4

You’ll learn and conduct activities through the complete audit cycle. 

·         How to establish an audit program, building an audit team.

·         Planning activities for a complete system audit

·          Creating an audit agenda

·         Process auditing and process audit planning.

·        Hands-on practice auditing utilizing specially prepared, fictitious practice QMS implementation.

·         How to build an audit trail and follow it.

·         How to properly document audit findings .

·         How to create an audit report.

·         How to work within an audit team

·         How to be the lead auditor on an audit team

·         How to present audit findings.

·         Conducting opening and closing meetings

·         Audit follow up activities including the corrective actions process.

·        How to be an auditor on a team and how to function as the lead auditor of the team. Multiple competency evaluations take place throughout the course.

Competency based training

Competency based training is learning by doing. This is not just lecture: even in our virtual training sessions there are hours and hours of hands-on activities and practice activities to help make auditing easier and practical. This help make the training enjoyable, easy to learn, go by quickly, challenging but fun.

Students get results that are measurable because competency training is based on your ability to demonstrate that you can effectively perform certain audit tasks.

Multiple examination of competency proving activities take place several times each day. Students receive feedback and guidance in each competency proving examination activity.  The feedback and guidance help make certain that students not only understand the material but are able to apply it in their job.  The multiple examinations help instructors assure that a student understands and grasps the material. Instructors can then provide tailored guidance to help the student understand any gaps that may not have been closed to that point.  Reassessing and re-guiding from an instructor with "real world" experiences helps to improve confidence in abilities, helps in applying the newly learned information, and improves your competence. When students leave this course they already know if they have passed the course – there’s no more waiting for results of a final examination like the old, boot camp days of Lead Auditor training.   Instructors like this format too because they get feedback along the way about how well they are transferring critical knowledge.  It is a blend that works for everyone.

About our instructors:
With energetic, enthusiastic, and experienced internationally certified auditors as instructors, students get more than "slide readers" at all QAI training sessions. In this QAI Lead Auditor course, students get real-world, professional know-how partnered with outstanding training materials. 

Workbook reference guide:

A handsome, durable, and professionally prepared student book will not only display well but it will serve nicely as a reference for years to come. The system manager tips and auditor tips for every clause are indispensable tools for your auditing and managing future. . 

About the virtual training:

Virtual training is conducted in the time zone listed.  QAI uses the Cisco Webex Training System. In order for the virtual training to be interactive, like our in-person sessions always were, we use multiple tools to accomplish collaboration and document sharing.  This requires that a student have multiple browser windows open at the same time. There’s no way around this in the virtual world.  For instance, you will review an electronic copy of a process and you will need to complete an electronic form at the same time.  That will require two-windows to be open at the same time. People comment that it should be all on one screen- it is on one screen: yours with multiple windows open. We have yet to find a way around that reality.

New for 2021 |  Pre-training training - basic terms 

After registering for our ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training, students will be provided access to two online basic QMS terms and basic Auditing terms training programs.  Each will take about 1 hour to complete and each has a 20 question quiz.  Students are required to take the training prior to the start of training and must receive a passing score of 70% or above on the quizzes.  There is no additional charge for already registered students. 

Tools you will need, want, or wish you had for virtual training:
Windows 10 operating system
A headset with microphone is STRONGLY Suggested
Dual Monitors is STRONGLY suggested (definitely helps with the multiple browser windows)
Ability to access QAI’s SharePoint folders and sites for the training

After you register for a class:
-Registered students will receive an email from QAI to test their readiness for the virtual training
-Once the student completes the readiness quiz, they will be accepted into the training roster.
-QAI will ship our high-quality student workbook and a copy of the standard to the student two weeks ahead of start date to the address specified in the virtual training readiness quiz.  
-The student will receive an invitation to the virtual training event about one-week before start date.
-The training starts at 8a.  Students can join up to the 30-minutes prior to the start time just to ensure there are no connectivity issues.
-Training usually takes place in a quiet area.  Please join from a quiet space (another reason for a headset) 

 ·         Anyone that needs training to audit to the ISO9001-2015 level of requirements

·         Auditors that want to incorporate risk analysis into their audits

·         SQA auditors

·         Managers that are about to be impacted by the ISO9001-2015 publication

·         QMS Transition team members

·         Previously trained auditors that need to upgrade their QMS knowledge and competency

·         CB Auditors and independent auditors

·         QMS and ISO Consultants

·         Persons interested in learning the details of ISO9001-2015

·         Anyone that performs entire QMS audits and wants to audit at the most current level

·          Anyone that wants to become an ISO9001-2015 Quality Lead Auditor

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