ISO 17025 Lead Auditor

The latest edition of the ISO/IEC 17025 includes demands for more risk planning, expanded top management roles, and other requirements for testing and calibration laboratories.

You will be immersed in QMII’s time-tested methodology for teaching auditors how to integrate all operations with ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 9001:2015 conforming process-based management systems.

If you need to master integrating ISO/IEC 17025 requirements into your organization’s overall management systems, then this is the course for you. The QMII ISO 9001 Lead Auditor with ISO/IEC 17025 training is a 4-day course that covers both requirements and implementation of ISO/IEC 17025 so you can conduct efficient audits. You will learn the principles of auditing and how to apply ISO 9000 guidance to create and implement successful auditing programs to satisfy the expanded ISO/IEC 17025 requirements, and beyond.

Through our ISO 9001 with ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Auditor Course, you will gain a range of audit management skills including:

  • Understand quality management definitions, concepts, and requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard
  • Learning the correct interpretation and application of all clauses of ISO/IEC 17025
  • Learn how to manage a successful end-to-end ISO/IEC 17025 certification audit program
  • Conduct on-site auditing activities using the process approach to comply with external auditing requirements
  • Gain a complete understanding of the ISO/IEC 17025 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 ISO/IEC 17025 certification
  • Those who must perform audits to ISO/IEC 17025
  • Those wanting formal credentials as a ISO 9001 Lead Auditor with ISO/IEC 17025 from an accredited training program
  • Quality Directors
  • Internal and external auditors of testing and calibration laboratories
  • Management Representatives
  • Quality Assurance Professional
  • ISO Project Managers
  • Engineers
  • Consultants


  • Lecture: Intro to Management Systems
  • Lecture: Quality Standards
  • Workshop: Terms and Definitions ISO 19011
  • Lecture: ISO/IEC 17025
  • 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
  • ISO Guide 65
  • Lecture: Developing Process-Based Management Systems
  • Lecture: Auditing Management Systems
  • Lecture: Audit Planning and Preparation


  • Workshop: ISO/IEC 17025 – Review System Docs and Prep Audit Schedule
  • Workshop: ISO/IEC 17025 – 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 Lead Auditor training and the TPECS examinations provided in conjunction with this course, receive a Certificate of Attainment for the following Exemplar Global  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 ISO/IEC 17025.

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).