QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Conversion

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You need this course if ...

  • you have already successfully completed an Auditor/Lead Auditor training course in another discipline and want to extend your auditing competence to include quality management systems and ISO 9001
  • you want to satisfy the formal Auditor/Lead Auditor Conversion training requirements for IRCA certification

You will learn ...

  • the purpose of a QMS and the ISO 9000 principles of quality management
  • essential definitions to help you interpret and audit ISO 9001 requirements
  • to analyse ISO 9001 clauses and suggest examples of evidence that would show conformance with these requirements
  • to evaluate organisational context, QMS planning, quality policy and objectives
  • how to audit processes for conformance and effectiveness, including any specific quality objectives and actions to address risks and opportunities
  • to prepare thoroughly for audit and produce process based checklists
  • to apply your existing auditor knowledge and skills to plan, conduct and report quality system audits
  • how to evaluate objective evidence and correctly identify conformance and non-conformance with ISO 9001 requirements
  • to report findings accurately against requirements of ISO 9001, write and grade non-conformity reports and evaluate proposals for corrective action
  • how to relate your audit findings to the quality policy and objectives of the organisation and present your overall evaluation to top management

You will need …

  • to have successfully completed an IRCA certified five-day Auditor/Lead Auditor course, or accepted equivalent if you wish to register as a QMS Auditor or Lead Auditor with IRCA. If you do not meet the above criteria, you need to attend our five day QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor course
  • knowledge of quality management principles and concepts
  • knowledge of the requirements of ISO 9001
  • to understand the basics of how organisations work and the role of top management
  • to have good knowledge of ISO 9001 and possess knowledge of these quality management principles and concepts: the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle; the relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction; commonly used quality management terms and definitions and the 8 Quality Principles as given in ISO 9000; the process approach used in quality management; the Model of a Process Based Quality Management System; the structure and content of ISO 9001.
  • Complete approximately 2 hours of pre-course work prior to attending the course.

Your future development

  • See our Business Improvement courses

Course length

Three days


This course meets the requirements of the IRCA QMS Auditor Conversion Training course criteria IRCA/9154

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