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Lead Auditor Course

The “ISO 39001:2012 Lead Auditor” course provides comprehensive training in the ISO 39001:2012 standard and all its requirements from the auditor’s point of view, as well as basic skills necessary to complete an internal audit. It’s a practical-oriented training that should be considered “a must” for every ISO 39001:2012 auditor. This intensive course is specifically designed to train corporate staff to serve as Lead ISO 39001:2012 auditors (as required by ISO 39001:2012 ). The interactive training program, complete with quizzes, will provide the necessary technical knowledge and understanding of all ISO 39001:2012 requirements to implement the requirement of the standard and  complete ISO 39001:2012 audit . This ISO Lead auditor training should be taken by each employee appointed as internal ISO 39001:2012 auditor to:

  • Learn how to audit each and every ISO 39001:2012 requirements
  • Learn basic auditing skills;
  • Implement methods to comply with the ISO 39001:2012 requirements.
  • Auditing process and techniques
  • Auditor’s skills and techniques
  • To examine the requirements of ISO 39001:2012 from an Lead Auditor Perspective
  • Auditing reports process, corrective action and follow-up
  • Learn how to plan and conduct an Lead ISO 39001:2012 audit, and how to report audit results;
  • Learn how to effectively use root cause analysis as part of the ISO 39001:2012 Road Traffic Safety procedure on corrective action

• Persons responsible for conducting internal and external audits according to ISO 39001:2012 requirements
• Persons involved in the R Safety management systems ISO 39001:2012


 Lesson 1: Background and Development of ISO 39001:2012

Definition of ISO 39001:2012

Major Changes in ISO 39001:2012

The Road Traffic Safety Management Principles

Benefits of ISO 39001:2012

Types Of Audits

Why Management System Audits are needed

Lesson 2: Introduction to the Requirements of the ISO 39001:2012 Standard

Interpretations of Key Terms

Elements of a Road Traffic Safety System

The ISO 39001:2012 Standard

Eight Principles of Road Traffic Safety Management

Continual Improvement Cycle

Road Traffic Safety Management Process Model

Road Traffic Safety System Requirements

The Documentation Requirements of ISO 39001:2012

Management Responsibility

Resource Management

Measurement, Analysis and Improvement


Lesson 3: The Process Management Approach

Process Management Approach

The Planning Phase

Establish Process Measurements

Analyze the Process

Design or Redesign the Process

Process Mapping


Lesson 4: Introduction to Document Control

Elements of Documents

Process Approach to Documentation

Identifying Documents and their Owners

Types of Documents

Master Document List

Document Control

Revisions and Maintenance

Tips for Document Writers

Lesson 5: Introduction to Management Review

Making Management Review relevant to Management

What will be reviewed?

Establishing the Objectives

Planning the Management Review

Output of Management Review

Lesson 6: How to Deal with External Auditors – A Basic Guide for Internal Auditors

What is an External Road Traffic Safety Audit?

What should an Employee expect during an Audit?

How should Employees interact with Auditors?

Lesson 7: ISO 19011:2018 and ISO 17021:2018

Fundamentals of Internal Auditing

Decide how to Audit

Principles of Auditing

Managing an Audit Programme

Preparation & Planning Of Audits
Preparation Of checklist

Leading and audit

Lesson 8: ISO 19011:2018 and ISO 17021:2018

Audit Activities

Identification of Non-Conformities [N/C’s].

Documenting the Audit (Audit Report)

Conducting Audit Follow-Up

Practical Auditing Exercise

Competence and Evaluation of Auditors.

Lesson 9: Creating a Corrective Action Plan

Who participates?

What is Root Cause Analysis?

When (and when not) to use Root Cause Analysis

The Root Cause Analysis Process

How to construct a Root Cause Analysis Checklist

Examples of how a well-run Root Cause Analysis Process works

Corrective and Preventive Actions

Lesson 10: Continual Improvement ISO 17021

External audit follow -up

Certification Decisions

Surveillance audits

Recertification audits

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Training Methodologies
    • Case Study
    • Individual Exercises
    • Role Play
    • Group Exercises
    • Group Presentation
    • Examination


  • Assessment and Qualification
    Learning is assessed through:


    • 4 hours open examination. Passing the exams qualifies the candidate for Cognicert ISO 39001 Lead Auditor (CPD Certificate)
    • Practical experience of 25 days with activity log qualifies participants for our Cognicert ISO 39001 Lead Auditor (Auditor Category) I.D Card and Certificate
    • Practical experience of 50 days with activity log qualifies participants for our Cognicert ISO 39001 Lead Auditor (Lead Auditor Category) I.D Card and Certificate

 Self-Study Material, Exam and Certification 

Online Training, Material, Exam and Certification 

Classroom Training Location Here (Fee to be decided by delivery partners)




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Cancellation: 3 weeks before examination attract 100% refund. 0% refund after.