With its move from ISO to a new controlling organization, IATF 16949 has become even more demanding than its predecessor ISO/TS16949 with demands for more risk planning, expanded top management roles and more documentation, among other requirements.

You will be immersed in QMII’s time-tested methodology for teaching auditors how to integrate all operations with IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 conforming process-based management systems.

If you need to master integrating IATF 16949:2016 new requirements into your organization’s overall management systems, then this is the course for you. The QMII ISO 9001 Lead Auditor with IATF 16949 training is a 4-day course that probes the requirements and implementation of IATF 16949:2016 so you can conduct efficient audits. You will learn the principles of auditing and how to apply ISO 9001 guidance to create and implement successful auditing programs to satisfy the expanded IATF 16949 requirements, and beyond.

Through our ISO 9001 Lead Auditor with IATF 16949 Lead Auditor Course, you will gain a range of audit management skills including:

  • Understand quality management definitions, concepts, and requirements of the IATF 16949 standard
  • Learning the correct interpretation and application of all clauses of IATF 16949
  • Learn how to manage a successful end-to-end IATF 16949 certification audit program
  • Conduct on-site auditing activities using the process approach to comply with external auditing requirements
  • Gain a complete understanding of the IATF 16949 certification process
  • Create enhanced auditing checklists
  • Conduct effective opening and closing management system meetings
  • Create effective corrective action plans

We help you learn with:

  • Varied teaching modes including role playing.
  • Active listening.
  • Peer-to-peer, peer-to-teacher interaction.
  • Major concept focus.
  • Using only essential terminology.
  • Individuals responsible for leading their organization to IATF 16949 certification
  • Those who must perform audits to IATF 16949
  • Those wanting formal credentials as a ISO 9001 Lead Auditor with IATF 16949 from an accredited training program
  • Quality Directors
  • Internal and external auditors of manufacturing organizations
  • Management Representatives
  • Quality Assurance Professional
  • ISO Project Managers
  • Engineers
  • Consultants


  • Lecture: Intro to Management Systems
  • Lecture: Quality Standards
  • Workshop: Terms and Definitions ISO 19011
  • 9001:2015 Revision Overview
  • Lecture: ISO 9001_2015
  • Workshop: Clauses 2015 Workshop
  • Exam: ISO 9001 2015 Self Study


  • Workshop: Interviewing Auditees
  • Workshop: Closing Meeting Preparation
  • Workshop: Closing Meeting and Report
  • Lecture: Corrective Action and Follow Up
  • Workshop: Corrective Action
  • Lecture: Certification, Registration, Accreditation
  • Class Wrap Up


  • Workshop: Analyzing Processes
  • Test: QM Module
  • Lecture: Developing Process-Based Management Systems
  • Lecture: Auditing Management Systems
  • Lecture: IATF 16949
  • Workshop: Analyzing Risk Using FMEA
  • Lecture: Audit Planning and Preparation


  • Workshop: ISO 9001 – Review System Docs and Prep Audit Schedule
  • Workshop: ISO 9001 – Reviewing Processes and Preparing Checklists
  • Lecture: Performing Lead Audit Investigation
  • Workshop: Verifying Facts
  • Lecture: Concluding the Audit
  • Workshop: Determining Nonconformities
  • Workshop: Writing Nonconformity Statements

Students successfully completing QMII’s 4-day  IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor training and the TPECS examinations provided in conjunction with this course, receive a Certificate of Attainment for the following Exemplar Global (formerly RABQSA International) knowledge competency units*:

QM – Quality Management Systems

AU – Management Systems Auditing

TL – Leading Management System Audit Teams

The Certificate of Attainment provides evidence of knowledge competency defined by Exemplar Global in the competency units required for certification as a Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor using ISO 9001 with knowledge of IATF 16949.

Successful course candidates can use these certifications as earned credit towards other certifications such as ISO 14001 Lead Auditor and other similar standards under Exemplar Global’s Training Provider & Examiner Certification Scheme (TPECS).