Implementing and auditing an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) requires that you have people with particular knowledge and skills, and ISO training is the best way to obtain these. ISO 9001 training comes in several varieties, from training to implement and maintain the Quality Management System of a company or other type of organization, to training for individuals who will be certified for auditing the QMS.

There are two types of audit: an internal audit is when someone within the company audits the QMS, while the certification audit is when the certification body send auditors to ensure that the Quality Management System meets the ISO 9001 requirements. To become an internal auditor, you would need to complete an internal audit training course, and to perform audits for a registrar you need to complete a lead auditor training course.

These courses can be taken in person, though online training is becoming more common, as it is more easily accessible and becoming more acceptable in the ISO industry. Audit training is also available for other ISO standards.

Individuals can be certified for ISO 9001 implementation or audit. Certification of a person means completing a training workshop, such as the ISO 9001:2015 auditor training course, and passing an examination. These training courses are sometimes called an auditor course. In a business, ISO 9001 requires that individuals receive training to learn, understand, and be able to audit the standard.

Certification can be done online with an easy-to-use training course. Using the link above, you can find training courses for both implementation and auditing, and complete ISO 9001 training online for free. After completing the training courses, you can choose whether to go for the exam and pay for the certification. The ISO 9001 Foundations and ISO 9001 Internal Auditor courses include the training videos and the exam, while the ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course and ISO 9001 Lead Implementer Course also include an online one-day workshop – all of this is done from the comfort of your own office on your computer.

Advisera online certification is very reasonably priced compared to the costs of in-classroom training, and the travel costs associated with it. As indicated above, the training videos can be viewed for free, and if you wish to purchase the certificate the prices for these ISO 9001 training courses are in the list as follows:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Foundations Course – $249
  • ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Course – $449
  • ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training Course – $1697
  • ISO 9001:2015 Lead Implementor Course – $1697

If you are going to work as an auditor for a certification body, being certified as an ISO 9001 lead auditor is mandatory; but, is it worthwhile for the other accreditations? An important part of the ISO 9001:2015 QMS is to identify the competence required of employees, and to ensure that they obtain this competence. By being certified, it is easy to show that these competence requirements are met – not only for yourself, but also for any customer, certification bodies auditors, or other interested parties that may need proof that you know what you are doing in your QMS.

Along with other training organizations, Advisera issues the ISO 9001:2015 certificate to students who pass the exam. For the ISO 9001 Foundations, Internal Auditor, and Lead Auditor training courses, these certificates are accredited by Exemplar Global, which ensures the certificates are accepted worldwide.

To learn what ISO 9001 certification is, and why it is important, see this straightforward overview: ISO 9001 Certification.

To find out how to get certified as an ISO 9001 lead auditor, see this article.