ISO 9001 - Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor

CQI & IRCA Certified Course (A18007 & A17929)

This certified training can be followed in English (in-company only), Dutch or French.


The success of the quality management of an organisation ultimately depends on the system designed to improve its operation continuously. In this context, the Lead Auditor, who verifies conformity with the requirements of the new ISO 9001 standard, version 2015, plays a key role.

Qualified Lead Auditors are able to further develop the success of a quality management system (QMS). During this intensive training, the emphasis will therefore be on the role and expertise of the Lead Auditor.

Target audience

Managers of audit teams and auditors seeking to broaden and deepen their audit competences when performing external audits of suppliers or for certification purposes. This training is required for auditors to be registered as Lead Auditor of a QMS.

To get the most out of this training, knowledge of the ISO 9001 standard is necessary. Do you not have any prior knowledge of this standard? Take a look at the training offer of the NBN Academy.


This intensive training highlights the role and competence of the Lead Auditor. Participants are presented with tools and methods used to assess the conformity of the QMS.

At the end of this 5 day training:

  • you will be able to interpret the ISO 19011 standard for management systems audits
  • you will know how to apply ISO 9001:2015 for performing audits according to ISO 9001:2015
  • you will understand the objectives and content of the standards ISO 19011, ISO 9000, ISO 9001 and ISO 9004 as well as their interrelationships
  • you will be able to initiate, prepare, perform, finalize and follow up an audit
  • you will be able to draw up and discuss an audit report
  • you will know how to collect audit evidence according to ISO 19011
  • you will know how to lead an audit team
  • you will be able to assess the conformity of the QMS with ISO 9001:2015

5-day ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training:

  • Day 1: 9.00 - 18.30
  • Day 2: 8.30 - 18.30
  • Day 3: 8.30 - 18.30
  • Day 4: 8.30 - 18.30
  • Day 5: 8.30 - 13.00 exam

The Lead Auditor training is intensive. It ends with the official IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors) exam. If you pass this exam, you are qualified and you can apply for registration under the ‘Auditor Certification Scheme’.

The training lasts five days and is in English, Dutch or French. The price of the training includes lunches, coffee breaks as well as training materials. Dinner and hotel accommodation are not included. The participants must take into account evening assignments. These assignments take an average of two hours per night.


The 'IRCA Registered Lead Assessor " training is organized under CQI/IRCA's Course Certification Number A18007 & A17929

During this training, very recognizable examples from the certification practice are used. A major advantage!

    In-company training

    In this type of training your requirements provide the starting point. A preliminary interview will help us adapt the content of the session to your particular needs. In-company training offers a number of specific advantages:

    • The training is tailored to the specific needs of your company. This means that your employees will be able to apply their newly acquired knowledge more rapidly after the training session.
    • Your employees will feel more involved because the exercises and cases will be specific to your company or business sector.
    • Lower cost per participant than for individual trainings.
    • Greater flexibility in the choice of the location, date and language of the training (Dutch, French or English).


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    NBN Academy

    The NBN Academy assists organisations in understanding and applying standards. The NBN Academy is part of NBN (Bureau for Standardisation). It organises open trainings as well as in-company training on management standards. NBN is the single point of contact in Belgium for anyone wishing to develop or buy standards, or to follow training in applying management standards.

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