ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Examination (With IACET Accredited CEU)

ISO 9001 :2015 Lead Auditor training -the ultimate certification for Quality Management System Assessors ! Learn how to audit QMS against ISO 9001:2015 standards in accordance with ISO 19011:2018. Now Available Fully online-Virtually Live Get Training Virtually -Write Exam online ! Get IACET and CQI/IRCA approved Dual certification.

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CQI/IRCA Certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Course
ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training equips the professional with the knowledge & skills required to develop & conduct a quality management system audit against the ISO 9001:2015 standard in accordance with ISO 19011:2018. The course is certified by CQI/IRCA and is delivered as standard 5 days-40 Hours , 5 Weekends-40 Hours , 6 or 9 days customized (40 Hours) delivered in class room and Virtually Live.

Course Objectives:

This course is aimed at professional who wants to 

  • Develop competence in quality management system audit,
  • Lead certification audits on behalf of certification bodies
  • Develop quality management systems in organizations as consultant.


The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) is incorporated by Royal Charter in United Kingdom. The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) is a division of the CQI,UK’s professional body for quality management professionals was formed in 1984 as part of the UK government’s initiative to make industry and business more competitive through the implementation of Quality principles and practice. The most respected body in the world for approval of management system auditor training organizations and Training courses. A Chartered body promoting quality worldwide for 100 years !


The International Association for Continuing Education and Training , is the most respected accreditation body from USA since 1968 IACET Accreditation is considered to be the most prestigious recognition in USA which is undertaken as per most stringent and rigorous process as per ANSI/IACET 1:2018- the US standard for Continued Education and Training. This gives IACET accreditation a global recognition of highest order. TCB is an IACET Accredited provider and accredited to design and develop course, administer training and award IACET Continued Education Unit(CEU) which is recognized in USA for maintaining professional recognition and status in the relevant field. TCB is an IACET Accredited Provider for Continued Education and Training Please refer the most Elite List of IACET Accredited Providers in the world. Search for TCB, would find us there ! Please have a look Who Recognizes IACET Accreditation

Prior Knowledge Requirements

  •  Purpose and benefit of ISO 9001:2015 standard, and
  •  Familiarity with the requirement of ISO 9001:2015 standard

These areas of knowledge can be gained by attending an ISO 9001:2015 foundation course offered by TCB online

Main Features

  • Course introduction
  • ISO 9001:2015 Standard overview
  • Workshop Conformity Assessment
  • Workshop Adequacy Audit for QMS Documentation (Stage 1) as per ISO 19011 and ISO 17021
  •  Audit Check list. Workshop.
  •  Roles and Responsibilities of Auditors
  • Introduction to audit-Process Approach Audit
  • Workshop- Audit Plan
  • Onsite Simulated Certification Audit (Stage 2) as per ISO 19011 and ISO 17021
  • Certification and Accreditation process
  • IRCA registration Process
  • Written Examination using IRCA Question paper


What is target audience?

Professionals aspiring to develop career as an Assessor of QMS.
  •  Top level management personnel.
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control Engineers.
  • Management Representatives of Internal audit team who establish, implement & maintain QMS in their organizations.
  •  Service professionals of any field.

Our Accreditation Certificates

QMS Lead Auditor
IACET Accreditation
CQI/IRCA Approval

Certificates and Badges You Achieve

Digital Badge &

TCB Certificate with CQI/IRCA Approval

TCB Certificate with IACET CEU

1. Introduction

1.1 Course Introduction
15 mins

Introduction and Welcome to QMS Lead Auditor Course

2. Evolution of Quality

3.Vocabulary Terms and Definition

Management System
Quality Management System(QMS)
Quality Policy
Quality objective
Documented, Documented Information
Measurement , Monitoring
Statutory , Regulatory Requirement
Review, Verification , Validation
Conformity and Non conformity
Correction , Corrective Action
Quiz- Terms and Definition-Management System Common
14 questions
Workshop-Mix and Match-Terms and Definitions

4. ISO 9001:2015 Standard Interpretation and Overview

Purpose and Benefit
ISO 9001:2015 Model and 10 Element HLS
1. Scope
2. Normative Reference
3.Terms and definitions
4.Context of the organization
5. Leadership
6. Planning
7. Support
8. Operation
9. Performance evaluation
10. Improvement

5. Introduction to Audit

First Party Second Party Third Party Audit
Audit Process flowchart (ISO 19011)
Audit Method
Audit Parameters, Scope-objectives and Criteria
Types of Audit
2 stage Audit Approach-Stage 1 Audit
2 stage Audit Approach-Stage 2 Audit
Certification Audit Process Steps
Remote Audit
Special Audits-Extension/reduction of scope
Special Audits-Short Notice
Special Audits- suspension, withdrawal

6. Auditors Roles and Responsibilities

7. Checklist

Check list

Audit Planning

Audit Planning
Audit Team Selection
Prepare an Audit Plan -Consideration

9. Conducting Onsite Process Approach Audit ( During Tutor Guided Live Session )

10. Certification and Accreditation

Principles of Credible Certification
IAF , Accreditation and Certification Bodies Hierarchy
Credible certification process

11. CQI/IRCA Registration Process

12. Written Examination

Register for CQI/IRCA Exam.
CQI/IRCA Examination Process
Yes, you will get a full refund as per the TCB cancellation policy, if canceled 2 weeks before the course
If the course is cancelled by TCB, then you get total refund.
Yes, your personal information remains safe and secure in compliance with our Privacy protection policy and GDPR
The certificate shall be issued by TCB Cert. Worldwide LLC as a CQI/IRCA Approved Training Partner. TCB shall also award a certificate and digital badge with IACET Accredited CEU as an Accredited Provider.
For the purpose of CQI/IRCA Registration , the certificate remains valid for 5 years.
CQI/IRCA publishes renewal criteria typically you need to attend a transition course, Maintained an Audit Log sheet (if you are involved in auditing) and CPD Log sheet, and s document your learning. The courses must be approved by CQI/IRCA. Please contact TCB for renewal .write to
Yes. Both the mode of training are approved by CQI/IRCA. The learning outcome remains consistent based on CQI/IRCA certification scheme. There is no difference in the certifications for Virtual , in-person as well as Blended ourses
He /she will get a Certificate of Attendance. A certificate of attendance is not acceptable to CQI/IRCA for granting registration. The delegates can write a retest exam within 1 year using a different Questions assigned by TCB
The exams are conducted in two methods, Paper Based examination is conducted for an in-person class. For virtual live training, TCB uses an online exam platform Class Marker. The online exams are proctored virtually live during the entire duration of the examination.
You can refer an only clear copy of the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
All answers are Descriptive type. there are 4 sections. short answer, descriptive, and case for Conformity assessment. in each section minimum qualifying score shall be 50% and an average of 70% covering all the four sections
Yes, you will be given 30 min extra time If your first language is not English and you write the examination in the English language.
He /she may be given an extra time of 30 min based on a reasonable adjustments process as allowed by TCB accreditation authority. The reasonable adjustment shall be requested in advance with the doctor's prescription or an advice
A clear copy of the ISO 9001:2015 Standard can be referred to during the examination.
TCB tutoring team will inform and familiarize you with the examination process and marking guides during the course. You will be given a chance to write a mock examination as per CQI/IRCA guidelines using a sample question paper. You will be familiarized with Classmarker based online examination befoe the final examination is conducted
Good internet connection, Laptop/Desktop with the camera. A quiet noise-free comfortable place /work station is highly recommended.
The Exam will automatically end and be submitted after time gets over in the virtual examination.All the answers will be saved automatically and you will receive a notification
You have to contact the Training and service Administrator of TCB immediately You can continue the examination if there is no power failure at your end and the connection will be re-established using emergency power backup
You will get an email from TCB once your marking is completed by two independent markers.T
Typically the certificates are issued within 10 working days of the examination and no later than 15 working days
You can collect it from TCB office or It can be sent by registered post at your address, For Virtual courses, the hard copies are couriered based on the exact fees to be paid by the delegates.Digital certificates are issued within 10-15 working days
You may write an e-mail to with a copy to

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Virtually Live Course
Enrolled: 19 students
Duration: 2.5 hours
Lectures: 50
Level: Professional