ISO 9001:2008 Certified Lead Auditor Training

This AQS Management System's RABQSA certified course is presented as a two-part blended learning class in association with QualityWBT Center for Education. Part I is web-based training (on-line class) and Part II is instructor-led (face-to-face training). Both parts must be successfully completed to meet RABQSA requirements for QMS auditors. Compared to the 36 hour (5 day) certified lead auditor class, the blending learning class offers cost savings and less time away from your home and job.

The class is for managers and auditors who want to 1) learn about ISO 9001 requirements, 2) interpret the ISO 9001 standard, 3) apply ISO 9001 to their work situation, and/ or 4) receive RABQSA QMS auditor training. This class provides on-line access to ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 standards and over 20 downloadable handouts such as: an ISO 9001 Checklist, a Student Textbook, Study Tips, a before class assessment and after class objectives, and so on. Students must submit an assignment for grading for part I of the class. The subscription period for part I (the on-line part) of the class is 90 days. The registration fee covers the entire class (both the on-line training (Part I) and instructor-led 2 day class (Part II).

The instructor-led two-day class (Part II) must be started within 1 year of successfully completing Part I (e-learning portion). Part II is presented by AQS Management Systems as a 2 day instructor-led class on the application of specific face-to-face auditing skills. The face-to-face (Part II) class is offered every 60 days. Successful completion of both parts of the class will result in a certificate for 36 contact hours (3.6 CEU's).

Learning Outcomes
Particpants will learn:

  • How the ISO 9000 family of documents was developed·
  • How to interpret the ISO 9001 requirements·
  • How to analyze audit results·
  • The ISO 9001 certification/registration process·
  • Requirements for auditor certification·
  • The roles and responsibilities of audit participants·
  • How to evaluate management system documentation·

Technical Requirements

  • Intel Pentium processor/compatible
  • 800x600 resolution color monitor
  • 32 MB of RAM recommended
  • 28.8 kb ps modem okay, high speed access preferred
  • A browser such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox
  • Acrobat Reader (free plug-in)
  • Flash/Shockwave Player (free plug-in)
  • Java Script (installed on most computers)

J.P. Russell
is owner of JP Russell and Associates ( and Managing Director for QualityWBT Center for Education ( Mr. Russell is an ASQ Fellow, an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, and former RAB QMS Lead Auditor. He is a member of ASQ, Standards Engineering Society, and US TAG TC176. Mr. Russell has been a speaker at several national conferences and regional organizational meetings and is an ASQ qualified instructor.

JP is an instructional designer in the areas of auditing, standards, and improvement, has authored over 12 books on process/systems auditing/continual improvement, edited the Quality Audit Handbook 1st and 2nd ed, and the ASQ Auditng Handbook, and is a regular columnist for ASQ's Quality Progress magazine.
Questions? Click here to contact JP.

Mark Ames has more than 25 years of experience in quality management and instruction. Mark offers his students a wealth of knowledge-he is the author of AQS Management System's RAB Accredited ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 Lead Auditor programs, and has consulted with more than 200 organizations that have successfully registered to these standards. A former faculty member at the University of St. Thomas, Ames is president and founder of AQS Management Systems. Questions? Click here to contact Mark.

Content Providers: J.P. Russell & Associates, AQS Management Systems, Inc.

Course Developers: QualityWBT Center for Education/ J.P. Russell & Associates/ AQS Management Systems, Inc..
Course Provider: AQS Management Systems, Inc.

International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET) Authorized Provider of CEUs