IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor

Brief Description

This course will discuss all types of audits, assessments and show participants how to be most effective in these activities. Case studies, interactive learning, teamwork, role-playing and lectures are all used to instruct in the techniques and methods that can be used to ensure a successful assessment.

Outline Of Topics Covered

  1. Principle Objectives of ISO
  2. The ISO Family of Standards
  3. The IATF 16949:2016 Standard
    • Section by section analysis (from the auditor’s perspective)
  4. Effective Implementation
  5. IATF 16949:2016 Documentation System
  6. Audit Types
  7. Audit Responsibilities
  8. Documentation Review
  9. Preparation of Checklists
  10. Audit Planning
  11. Opening Meetings
  12. Gathering Objective Evidence
  13. Reporting Nonconformances
  14. Closing Meetings
  15. Audit Reports
  16. Registration Process

Who Should Attend?

Individuals interested in pursuing Auditor and/or Lead Auditor certification. Those responsible for developing and managing supplier accreditation programs.

Benefits Of Attending

Manage audit programs within their organization, including the internal audit program, corporate audits and supplier quality system development. Since participants will learn the characteristics of a professional auditor, it will enable them to better recruit and evaluate auditors under their direction. “Successful Completion” satisfies the training requirements for individual auditor certification by Exemplar Global.


A working knowledge of ISO/TS 16949:2009 and past audit experience would be an asset. Professional and training requirements, as well as, first, second or third party audits must be met before becoming a Lead Auditor.

*This course is certified by Exemplar Global and meets the training portion of the requirements for QMS Associate Auditor certification.
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“Your trainer’s professionalism and knowledge helped us all, and his teaching style is world class. He used past experiences to connecting the dots to the standard, which not only helped the class to understand the standard but created a fun learning atmosphere.

We found the course material (for IATF) world class and very helpful. The exam was also comprehensive and very fair. I look forward to future collaborations between our Companies."
Corporate Manager for Supplier Development
Automotive Tier 1 Supplier