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ISO 9001 Internal Auditor

Course description

The IECB ISO 9001 Internal Auditor training course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to carry out Quality Management System (QMS) audits by utilizing recognized audit principles, procedures, and methods. This training merges the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021-1, the guidelines of ISO 19011, and other auditing best practices into a comprehensive methodology, enabling you to effectively plan, execute, and conclude ISO 9001 conformity assessment audits.

This course not only provides a theoretical foundation but also includes examples, exercises, and quizzes that allow you to practice crucial elements of conformity assessment audits. These include interpreting ISO 9001 requirements in an audit context, understanding auditing principles, applying audit techniques, gathering and verifying evidence, leading an audit team, drafting nonconformity reports, and creating the final audit report.

Upon successful completion of the training course and passing the subsequent exam, you will receive the “Certified ISO 9001 Internal Auditor” credential. This certification endorses your professional skills, proving that you possess the knowledge and capabilities to audit a QMS based on ISO 9001.

Target audience

The ISO 9001 Internal Auditor training course is intended for:

  • Auditors aiming to conduct and guide QMS audits within their organizations
  • Professionals aiming to employ an established methodology for executing audits as per ISO 19011
  • Individuals tasked with ensuring compliance with ISO 9001 requirements
  • Technical experts preparing for an impending QMS audit
  • Professionals interested in carving out a career in the field of conformity assessment

Learning outcomes

After completion of this training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Clarify the basic concepts and principles underpinning a Quality Management System (QMS) as per ISO 9001
  • Understand the requirements of ISO 9001 for a QMS from an auditor's standpoint
  • Assess the alignment of a QMS with ISO 9001 requirements, guided by fundamental auditing concepts and principles
  • Organize, execute, and wrap up an ISO 9001 compliance audit in line with the ISO/IEC 17021-1 requirements, guidelines of ISO 19011, and other auditing best practices
  • Oversee an internal audit programme based on ISO 9001

Our approach

This training course is delegate focussed and provides:

  • Theoretical foundations, methodologies, and industry best practices related to ISO management system audits
  • Instructional sessions enriched with examples derived from real-world case studies
  • Hands-on exercises grounded in a relevant case study
  • Interactive dialogue among participants through queries and recommendations
  • Individual and scenario-driven quizzes designed to help participants prepare for the certification examination


A basic understanding of ISO 9001 requirements and awareness of ISO 19011 audit principles.

Course Overview

  • Module 1 Principles and concepts of a quality management system 
  • Module 2 ISO 9001 requirements 
  • Module 3 ISO 19011 audit concepts and principles 
  • Module 4 Preparing for an ISO 9001 audit 
  • Module 5 Conducting an ISO 9001 audit 
  • Module 6 Closing an ISO 9001 audit 
  • Module 7 Managing an ISO 9001 Internal audit programme

Course Agenda

  • Day 1: Introduction to the quality management system (QMS) and ISO 9001
  • Day 2: ISO 19011 Audit principles and the preparation for and initiation of an audit
  • Day 3: On-site audit activities, Closing of the Audit and the Certification exam


  • All candidates at official training courses are tested throughout their course with quizzes and exercises, in combination with a final exam held on the last day of the course.  Both elements are a part of the overall score. For this course, the final exam constitutes a 10 question essay type exam which should be completed within 125 minutes. A passing score is achieved at 70%. Self-study candidates can purchase an exam voucher from our Store.
  • Exam results are returned within 24 hours, with successful candidates receiving both a digital badge and a Certificate of Achievement
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