Integrated Management System Lead Auditor (EN)



  • From 28 March 2022 to 01 April 2022
  • From 14 November 2022 to 18 November 2022

Integrated Management System (EN)


This five-day course provides an overview to the structure of an Integrated Management System (IMS) based on ISO/IEC Annex L, and how to audit the same internally or in the context of certification.


This five-day course introduces the structure of an Integrated Management System (IMS) derived from ISO/IEC's normative Annex L (Proposals for management

system standards) as well as specific requirements of relevant ISO Standards implementing Annex L, namely ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018,

ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018, ISO 22301:2019 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013, and how to add any further applicable requirements, eg PCI-DSS, SOX, GDPR etc.

At the same time, the course explains processes, methods and skills required to allow an auditor to assess such an IMS all the way through to certification in line with relevant

ISO (certification) standards, in particular ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 and ISO 19011:2018. The course consists of a mix of presentation, discussion

and exercises based on real-world examples.




Introducing IMS-Auditing

Setting the Scene: ISO Management Systems

The ISO Management System Audit Approach

Audit Methods 

Assessing Elements of an IMS 

            IMS Elements 1 : leadership (Annex L clause 5) 

            IMS Elements 2 : Context of the Organisation (Annex L clause 4) 

            Audit Methods – Part 1 : documents review, Interview

            IMS Elements 3 : Support (Annex L clause 7) 

            IMS Elements 4 : Planning (Annex L clause 6)

           Audit Methods – Part 2 : Observating, Sampling 

           IMS Elements 5: Operation (Annex L clause 8)

           IMS Elements 6: Performance Evaluation (Annex L clause 9)

          Audit Methods – Part 3 : Corroboration

          IMS Elements 7 : Improvement (Annex L clause 10) 

          IMS Element 8: Management Review (Annex L clause 9.3) 

          Auditing an IMS 

            Audit Principles

            Overview of the different types of audits 

            Certification process per ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015

            Audit skills 



Completion of this course will enable students to 

-Describe core processes of an Annex L based IMS 
-Identify additional specific requirements based on the chosen IMS scope
-Recognize the range of different audit types, criteria and objectives
-Understand applicable audit methods and develop skills to apply these
-Execute audit aspect of the certification process 
-Manage IMS audit teams 


This course is aimed at students tasked with :

-Assessing an organisation’s processes as part of implementing an IMS
-Performing self-assessment, pre-cert or internal audits of an IMS
-Acting as (lead) auditor on behalf of a certification body


General understanding of common business processes. 

Same past exposure to management systems and / or audits helpful, but not required.

Acting as (lead) auditor on behalf of a certification body 

 This course is aimed at students tasked with

Assessing an organisation’s processes as part of implementing an IMS

Examination and Certification 

This course ends with a three hour written essay-style exam on the last day available in multiple languages. 

This course has been designed by Softqualm and partners, who also mark the exam and issue the IMS Lead Auditor Certification in accordance with ISO/IEC 17024:2012.

Exam and first year certification fees are included in the course fees.


  • Price1750.00 €
  • Limit date of registration31 December 2021
  • LocationLanzarote (Spain)
  • Minimum enrollment2 participants
  • TermsGeneral conditions of sales


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