ISO 9001:2008 Transition Training: Be prepared - know the changes

The purpose of this course is to provide auditors, management representatives, quality managers, and business team leaders with knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001 changes and tools for auditing and upgrading a quality management system to ISO 9001:2008. The course is service friendly because requirements are referenced as product/service requirements, not just product requirements, and product/service examples are included in the discussion. This course can be used for internal ISO 9001:2008 qualification of auditors and organization personnel.

The course clearly contrasts the differences between ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 9001:2008, and interprets the concepts and terminology of the new standard. This self-paced, web-based course identifies potential nonconformities, potential opportunities for improvement, and contains configuration management review and important word definitions for auditing and upgrading QMS controls. Valuable job aids include: ISO 9001:2008 Transition Checklist with discussion points, course Desk Reference for ISO 9001:2008 Transition Training, and ISO 9001:2008 Checklist. The course is based on the final published ISO 9001-2008 International Standard. The class will take approximately 2 hours and upon successful completion, a certificate for 0.2 CEUs will be issued. The subscription length is 90 days.

Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  •  Describe the ISO 9001:2008 requirements
  •  Describe ISO 9001:2008 quality management system  requirements
  •  Recognize consideration factors to upgrade an existing quality management system to meet  ISO 9001:2008  requirements
  •  Identify the differences between the purpose and intent of the 2000 and 2008 standards
  •  Identify potential nonconformities and opportunities for  improvement
  •  Identify the new terminology of the standard

Technical Requirements

  • Intel Pentium processor/compatible
  • 800x600 resolution color monitor
  • 32 MB of RAM recommended
  • 28.8 kbps modem okay, high speed preferred
  • A browser such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, or Firefox
  • Acrobat Reader (free plug-in)
  • Flash/Shockwave Player (free plug-in)


J.P. Russell is owner of JP Russell and Associates ( and Director of Operations 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, Institute of Internal Auditors, Standards Engineering Society, US TAG TC176 and Secretary of TG 9001-9004. 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 Auditing Handbook, and is a regular columnist for ASQ's Quality Progress magazine.
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Course Developer: QualityWBT Center for Education/ J.P. Russell & Associates

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