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ISO Lead Auditor Training Certification

Discussion in 'ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management Systems' started by Kodirl, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Kodirl

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    Can anyone tell me how long the certificate is valid for (9001:2015) when you become lead auditor?
     
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    Certificates usually don't have any "expiry". Being a "lead auditor" is not a matter of attending a training course and passing an exam. The term is/was applied to a grade of professional auditor, through an organization such as Exemplar Global, IRCA etc. A certificate issued by them, has to be maintained through experience and personal development and payment of fees.

    A training course (only) certificate only "expires" when the standard used is withdrawn.
     
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    Thanks Andy. The reason I'm asking is we are hiring someone who has ISO 9001:2008 lead auditor training, therefore their certification has now expired .
     
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    Good point! And, as we know, while auditing really doesn't change if you have that skill, understanding the new standard is a huge difference. BTW, if that person has been auditing to the standard (only), like once or twice a year, you might want to revisit their understanding of the requirements.
     
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