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Where's the "Lead Implementer" training/qualification?

Discussion in 'Training - Internal, External and Web-Based' started by Andy Nichols, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Andy Nichols

    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 30, 2015
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    In the "Rust Belt"
    For years, people have attended the 36 hr (or similar) accredited (IRCA/Exemplar) Lead Auditor courses as a way to find out how to do "ISO" and get certified. Many were the unwitting Management Reps. Most attendees never became a "Lead Auditor"...

    With the ISO 9001:2015 around the corner and (shock, horror) NO MR, shouldn't there be a "Lead Implementer" qualification? We've put all this emphasis on auditing and training, which is like making ninja QC people at the end of the production line - and not caring about the product design and/or manufacturing people's training. Bizarre!

    In the ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 worlds, there's such a training/qualification. APMG accredit "Practitioners" for these standards. That means there's specific, approved training for those who set up and run a management system.

    Shouldn't such a thing be available for ISO 9001? (and 14001?)
  2. RoxaneB

    RoxaneB Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 31, 2015
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    Ontario, Canada
    There are ISO 9001/14001 implementation courses available, explaining the nuances of the standards (at least from the instructor's point of view). I guess it really depends on what skill set you think a Lead Implementer requires.