Plan and Confidently Conduct Quality Management System Audits - Auditing Explained in Plain and Simple Language.

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Welcome to the comprehensive QMS Auditor / Lead Auditor Course, designed for individuals who want to learn quality auditing in plain and simple terms. This course is tailored for those who do not intend to take the ASQ CQA exam but wish to gain a solid understanding of quality auditing principles and practices. Initially published in June 2014 and fully updated in May 2020, this course offers you the skills necessary to plan, conduct, and report on quality management system audits effectively.

What is Quality Management System (QMS) Auditing?

Quality Management System (QMS) auditing involves the systematic examination of an organization's quality management system. Auditors assess whether the QMS complies with regulatory standards, organizational policies, and procedures. Effective QMS auditing ensures continuous improvement, compliance, and enhanced operational performance.

What Will You Learn?

This course offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to cover all aspects of QMS auditing. Here’s what you will learn:

Module 1: Basics of Auditing

  • Introduction to Auditing: Understand the fundamental principles and objectives of quality auditing.
  • Types of Audits: Learn about different types of audits, including internal, external, and third-party audits.

Module 2: Quality Definitions Based on ISO 9000

  • ISO 9000 Overview: Gain an understanding of the key concepts and terminology used in ISO 9000.
  • Quality Principles: Learn the principles of quality management as defined by ISO 9000.

Module 3: Planning and Preparing for an Audit

  • Audit Planning: Discover the steps involved in planning an audit, including defining the scope, objectives, and criteria.
  • Audit Preparation: Learn how to prepare for an audit, including gathering documents, selecting audit team members, and preparing checklists.

Module 4: Conducting the Audit

  • Opening and Closing Meetings: Understand the importance of opening and closing meetings and learn how to conduct them effectively.
  • Audit Execution: Gain skills in conducting the audit, including interviewing, observing processes, and collecting evidence.

Module 5: Audit Questioning and Data Collection

  • Effective Questioning Techniques: Learn techniques for asking effective questions during an audit.
  • Data Collection Methods: Understand various methods for collecting audit evidence, including document review, observations, and interviews.

Module 6: Classifying Audit Findings

  • Types of Findings: Learn to classify audit findings into categories such as major non-conformities, minor non-conformities, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Documenting Findings: Understand the best practices for documenting audit findings clearly and accurately.

Module 7: Producing an Effective Audit Report

  • Report Writing Skills: Develop skills to write concise and comprehensive audit reports.
  • Audit Report Components: Learn the essential components of an audit report, including findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Module 8: Follow-Up and Closing the Audit

  • Follow-Up Actions: Understand the importance of follow-up actions and learn how to verify the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Closing the Audit: Gain insights into closing an audit and ensuring that all findings are addressed.

Assessment Process

Learners are expected to complete 100% of the online course and obtain a certificate of completion on the platform where they completed the course. Upon submitting this proof, learners are allowed to take the exam conducted by Quality Gurus Inc. To earn the formal certificate from Quality Gurus Inc., learners must pass this exam with a minimum score of 70%.

Why This Course?

This course stands out for several reasons:

  • Experienced Instructor: Learn from an instructor with over 35 years of practical experience in implementing and auditing quality management systems.
  • Proven Success: Join over 9,000 satisfied students who have successfully completed this course.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Cover all aspects of QMS auditing, from basic concepts to advanced practices, ensuring a thorough understanding.
  • Practical Approach: Focus on practical applications and real-world examples to ensure you can apply what you learn in your organization.
  • Flexible Learning: Access video lectures, readings, and quizzes at your own pace, fitting your learning into your busy schedule.
  • Recognition and Certification: Earn PMI PDUs and SHRM PDCs, and receive a digital certificate from Quality Gurus at no additional cost upon course completion.


This course is accredited by the globally recognized The CPD Group (UK), which stands as a testament to the validity and acceptability of our educational offerings. The accreditation ensures that the training you receive meets rigorous standards for content quality and delivery effectiveness, enhancing its value and recognition within the professional community.

Obtain PMI PDUs and SHRM PDCs

As part of your professional development, this QMS Auditor / Lead Auditor course offers you the opportunity to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Professional Development Credits (PDCs) from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Quality Gurus Inc. is proud to be an authorized training partner of PMI (#6034) and a SHRM Recertification Provider.


  • Earn PDUs: This course is approved by PMI and allows you to earn PDUs, which are essential for maintaining your PMI certifications such as PMP, CAPM, and others.
  • Updated PMI Talent Triangle: The PDUs you earn from this course align with the updated PMI Talent Triangle, which now focuses on:
    • Ways of Working: Formerly Technical Project Management, this side emphasizes the technical aspects of managing projects, including methodologies, tools, and techniques.
    • Power Skills: Formerly Leadership, these skills include communication, leadership, negotiation, and emotional intelligence.
    • Business Acumen: Formerly Strategic and Business Management, this side covers the understanding and application of business knowledge, including strategy, innovation, and market dynamics.
  • How to Claim: Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can then claim your PDUs by logging into the PMI website and submitting the course details along with your certificate.


  • Earn PDCs: This course is approved by SHRM for Professional Development Credits, which are vital for maintaining your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certifications.
  • Categories of PDCs: The PDCs you earn will cover various aspects of human resource management, enhancing your skills and knowledge in this domain.
  • How to Claim: After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can then submit this certificate through the SHRM certification portal to claim your PDCs.

Digital Certificate from Quality Gurus

  • No Additional Cost: Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a digital certificate from Quality Gurus at no additional cost. This certificate serves as a testament to your knowledge and skills in QMS auditing.
  • Recognition: The certificate is recognized by industry professionals and can be showcased on your LinkedIn profile, resume, or professional portfolio.
  • Easy Access: Your digital certificate will be easily accessible and can be downloaded from the Quality Gurus learning platform once you have completed all course requirements.

Call to Action

Are you ready to take your auditing skills to the next level? Enroll in our comprehensive QMS Auditor / Lead Auditor Course today and gain the knowledge and practical tools you need to plan, conduct, and report on quality management system audits effectively. With expert instruction, a comprehensive curriculum, and practical applications, this course is designed to help you succeed. Plus, you’ll earn valuable PMI PDUs and SHRM PDCs, and receive a digital certificate from Quality Gurus at no additional cost.

Enroll Now and start your journey towards mastering QMS auditing. Equip yourself with the skills to ensure compliance, drive continuous improvement, and enhance organizational performance. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your professional credentials and advance your career.

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