TÜV NORD is a well-established and reliable partner for inspection and certification services throughout the world.
With more than 1,200 experienced experts, our pool of auditors guarantees the highest level of competence in the certification of management systems, products and personnel.
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of quality management systems
against ISO 9001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable. In detail, the training course will provide students with the basis to become a competent Lead Auditor,
Successful completion of the course (including examination) will result in the issue of a certificate which may be used to support an application to become registered as an IRCA auditor. Being certified as an IRCA auditor is a clear statement that you are a recognized, qualified and capable auditing professional.
Recommended prior knowledge:
The students are expected to know the concept of quality management and its sustainable development. Furthermore, they need awareness of the model of a process based quality management system, as well as the structure and content of ISO 9001.
Successful participation is supported by knowledge of the PDCA-cycle and the eight quality principles as well as the process approach used in quality management. It is recommended that participants attend an IRCA QMS Foundation Course in advance.
Group of participants:
All those who require detailed knowledge of QMS auditing processes are welcome. Management system consultants, management involved in ISO 9001 implementation and maintenance, personnel working with regulatory authorities, personnel carrying out 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audits and all those who require a detailed knowledge of the QMS audit process. The number of participants is limited to max. 20 people.
Five days with concluding examination
Business hotels, training centers or customers’ premises if required
Professional lecturers from TÜV NORD or appointed partner organization