IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor


BSI's "ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor with Emphasis on IATF 16949:2016" course begins with a review of IATF 16949:2016 and continues to teach the principles of process auditing in accordance with quality management system standards and ISO 19011, "Guidelines on Auditing Management Systems." In addition, the concepts and the rules for IATF recognition will be discussed. Through small group activities, audit role-plays, lively discussions and instructor-led lectures, students gain a thorough understanding of the principles of auditing and how to apply the guidance of ISO 19011 to implement effective audit programs for automotive manufacturing organizations. This course is certified by Exemplar Global International. Students successfully completing this course (by passing the continual evaluation and the written examination) fulfill Exemplar Global training requirements for QMS Auditor and QMS Lead Auditor certification.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand quality management definitions, concepts, guidelines and the quality management principles
  • Interpret all clauses of IATF 16949:2016
  • Understand the relationship between IATF 16949:2016 and the core tools (FMEA, PPAP, MSA, APQP, SPC)
  • Understand the Ford, General Motors, and DaimlerChrysler customer-specific requirements and how they relate to IATF 16949:2016
  • Apply ISO 19011 definitions, concepts and guidelines
  • Apply principles of ISO 19011 to the auditing process
  • Manage an audit program
  • Initiate the audit and conduct opening and closing meetings
  • Conduct on-site activities
  • Communicate effectively during the audit
  • Generate audit findings
  • Prepare audit conclusions
  • Report audit results
  • Conduct an audit follow-up
  • Understand the registration process for IATF 16949:2016

Who Should Attend

  • Management Representatives
  • Individuals leading their organization to IATF 16949:2016 registration
  • Quality Directors
  • Managers, Engineers and Consultants
  • Auditors of Manufacturing Organizations (internal and external)


A prior review of the ISO 9001:2015 standard is required and internal audit experience is suggested for this course. A prior review of the IATF 16949:2016 standard is strongly recommended for this course.

Upcoming Course Dates

The venues for scheduled courses are tentative until receipt of course confirmation from BSI.

Start/End Date and Time Location Fee Enroll
  • Nov 12, 2018 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Nov 13, 2018 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Nov 14, 2018 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Nov 15, 2018 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Nov 16, 2018 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Chicago, IL USD $1995.00 Enroll

Whittington & Associates

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