In a recent chat with Jayita Basu, a certified ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor®, Certified Scrum Master® and ITIL Foundation®, we tried to understand various certifications that an Quality Consultant should undertake, key benefits of those certifications and how to prepare for those certifications. In this post, we are going to cover information related to ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor certification. Excerpts of the chat is included below:
What is ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor Certification?
The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) is the leading professional body for management system auditors. IRCA provides the certification for ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor.
Why one should take the ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor Certification?
These days most organizations are ISO certified and have to undergo certification every year. As a part of the ISO requirements, organization should have certified Lead Auditors who provide training to the other team members. Lead Auditors are required to approve any contentions in the action items raised during audits. Any practitioners or consultants undergoing the training cum certification can position their respective organizations better in the market and attract new clients. Needless to mention, this certification adds to one’s resume!
Who should take this certification?
This certification is recommended for Quality Consultants and Managers, Process Engineers, People aspiring to conduct ISO audits or those who face ISO Audits for their organization.
How to get certified as an ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor?
There are various IRCA approved training centres who conduct the training and the exam. A quick google search would provide you the nearest training centre convenient for you. Overall, the training is over a 5 day period with an exam on the last day for a duration of 2 hours.
We believe the above information would be helpful for Quality Managers / Consultants to achieve more success in their careers. Take the ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor Quiz here to gain an understanding around this certification. In the next post, we will cover information around Certified Scrum Master and ITIL Foundation. Follow us on twitter / Facebook to stay tuned …