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Virtual ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training

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  • Live instructor virtual training
  • Teams:Private Virtual Session
Course Hours: 36

About the Course

Virtual ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor training
offered virtually 8a -4:30p in your chosen time zone
Exemplar Global Logo This program certified in the competency-based training.
Students can earn the QMS, AU and TL competency credits

About the training course
In the QAI Competency Based Lead Auditor training session, students learn by doing.

This is a five-day training session:
The first two-days are the ISO 9001 Champion and the last three days are the Auditing and Audit Team Leadership training.  These training programs are offered separately for persons that prefer not to participate in five-days of consecutive training.  

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

The course includes a complete and thorough review of the ISO 9001 standard that includes tips for auditors and tips for system managers. These become especially useful after the training is complete.

The QMS Champion 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.

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 to writing the audit report. Multiple group and individual workshop activities are designed to strengthen the ability to assess processes, a complete QMS system and its conformance to requirements.

Group case studies with mock auditing, reinforce the learning process and help to familiarize students with process auditing. The training course is designed around an actual case study of a facility and its’ Quality Management System. It’s all online, too.

Activities reinforce all of the steps required in a formal audit including:
  • planning the system audit
  • creating an agenda for the team of auditors
  • opening meeting
  • using common audit planning tools
  • how-to process audit
  • properly documenting nonconformities
  • closing meeting
  • writing the audit report
  • audit follow-up activities
Rather than a bunch of disconnected examples that leave it to students to try and piece it altogether, QAI students will be conducting a four-day assessment of our case study facility over the duration of their training.

In the end, students will make the decision on a possible registration recommendation for their practice audit. It's four days of auditing a single organization just like a real audit.

Graduates of our training course will have learned and practiced auditing 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.
About 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. 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.

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.
With our online dashboard, students know how they’re faring at every step of the training. That means 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.
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.
About the virtual training
Virtual training is conducted in the time zone listed.  

If you can join a Zoom meeting, you can do this.  There are no files to download and upload.  Everything is accomplished inside our virtual training environment.  If you have two-monitors, it makes it far easier to watch Zoom on one while doing the work on the other. It’s not required, but it certainly is helpful for the student.
Tools you will need, wish for, or want in a virtual training
  • A copy of the standard(s) for the training. This is not provided by QAI.
  • Windows 10 operating system or better.
  • A headset with microphone is STRONGLY suggested.
  • Dual Monitors is STRONGLY suggested.
  • Ability to join the training on Zoom.
  • Training usually takes place in a quiet area. Please join from a quiet space (another reason for a headset).
New for virtual training | 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 has a 15-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. Persons already familiar with these terms will likely spend no more time than it takes to complete the multiple-choice quizzes.  Persons not familiar with these terms can review the presentation, download the PDF handouts and then take the quizzes.  
After you register for a virtual training session
  • Registered students will receive an email from QAI to verify their readiness for the virtual training
  • Once the student completes the readiness quiz, they will be accepted into the training roster.
  • 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.
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·         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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