Cognicert ISO 14298:2021 Security Printing Management System Lead Auditor Course

Training Overview:

The “ISO 14298:2021 Lead Auditor Course” integrates the principles of ISO 14298:2021, the International Standard for Security Printing Management, with the methodologies outlined in ISO 19011:2018, the Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems. The course equips participants with the skills and knowledge required to lead security printing audits effectively, ensuring compliance with ISO 14298:2021, and applies the principles of ISO 17011:2017 for conformity assessment bodies. It covers audit planning, execution, and reporting while emphasizing risk management and continual improvement.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for professionals involved in security printing processes, auditing, and conformity assessment, including:

  • Security Printing Managers
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Printing Process Engineers
  • Internal Auditors
  • Compliance Officers
  • Security Managers
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Individuals involved in the Production and Control of Security Documents

Reference Standards:

The primary focus will be on ISO 14298:2021 for Security Printing Management. Reference standards include:

  • ISO 19011:2018 – Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems
  • ISO 17011:2017 – Conformity Assessment – Requirements for Bodies Providing Audit and Certification of Management Systems


By the end of the ISO 14298:2021 Lead Auditor Course, participants will:

  1. Understand the principles and requirements of ISO 14298:2021.
  2. Apply ISO 19011:2018 principles for auditing management systems.
  3. Integrate ISO 17011:2017 requirements for conformity assessment bodies.
  4. Plan, conduct, report, and follow up on security printing audits effectively.
  5. Utilize risk management principles in the context of security printing processes.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in communicating audit findings and recommendations.
  7. Contribute to continual improvement within security printing management systems.

Learning Outcome:

Upon completion of the course, participants will have the skills and confidence to lead security printing audits in accordance with ISO 14298:2021. They will understand how to apply ISO 19011:2018 and ISO 17011:2017 principles to ensure effective auditing, conformity assessment, and continual improvement within the security printing industry.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to ISO 14298:2021 and Security Printing Management
  • Overview of Security Printing Management
  • Key Principles and Requirements of ISO 14298:2021
  1. ISO 19011:2018 Principles for Auditing Management Systems
  • Audit Planning and Preparation
  • Audit Execution Techniques
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Lead Auditor
  1. ISO 17011:2017 Application for Conformity Assessment Bodies
  • Requirements for Audit and Certification Bodies
  • Competence and Impartiality in Auditing
  1. Audit Criteria, Scope, and Objectives
  • Establishing Audit Criteria and Scope
  • Setting Audit Objectives
  1. Risk-Based Auditing in Security Printing
  • Identifying and Assessing Risks in Security Printing
  • Incorporating Risk Management into Audit Planning
  1. Conducting Security Printing Audits
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Document Review and Analysis
  • Observation and Sampling
  1. Reporting and Communicating Audit Findings
  • Conducting Opening and Closing Meetings
  • Reporting Audit Findings Effectively
  • Communication Skills for Auditors
  1. Follow-Up, Corrective Action, and Continual Improvement
  • Monitoring Corrective Action Implementation
  • Reviewing Lessons Learned for Continual Improvement
  1. Practical Exercises and Case Studies
  • Applying ISO 19011:2018 and ISO 17011:2017 principles in simulated audit scenarios
  • Analyzing real-life security printing audit cases