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Advanced Lead Auditor Training

Discover the benefits of performance-based auditing. These audits examine process performance data and exponentially raise your ability to see how well your organization's business management system contributes to the bottom line.

Acquire the skills and knowledge you need to expand the focus of your audit program from conformance to performance in our Advanced Lead Auditor Training course.

Using hands-on workshops and exercises, this course shows experienced auditors how to:

  • Shift energies from conducting clause-based audits to determining and documenting the effectiveness and efficiency of processes beyond their conformity with management system standards.
  • Provide valuable information to top management and stakeholders concerning process performance.
  • Achieve audit results that identify breakthrough improvements and lead to higher levels of management system capability than those attained with the traditional audit approach.

Upcoming Dates and Locations

Virtual seminars run as 1/2-day sessions. In-person classes run as full-day sessions. See the virtual session daily class times.

There are currently no public dates scheduled. All our courses are available to be held at a location of your choice. Please contact us for more information.


  • Review fundamental concepts and statistical tools related to process performance and process control, such as data collection, data analysis, and process capability.
  • Recognize the documentation that is relevant to process-focused audits.
  • Command top management’s attention by adding strategic value to your auditing process.
  • Recognize the benefits of applying process design and process improvement methodologies that lead to continual improvement and business sustainability over the long term.
  • Understand key financial indicators and how they can be linked to process metrics.
  • Understand effectiveness-focused auditing methodologies and evidence gathering.
  • Explain methods for measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the MS auditing program and its value.
  • Recognize how an audit program can bring value to the organization and how to measure the return on investment.


  • Process performance variables and how to measure them
  • Interpreting process maps and identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Statistical tools that are relevant to successful process auditing (e.g., process capability and statistical process control)
  • Breakthrough audit planning, including:
    • Process-focused, risk-based audit scheduling
    • Process and results data and documentation needed to plan audits and determine audit trails
  • Breakthrough on-site audit activities, including:
    • Special process auditing
    • Handling adverse audit conditions
    • Measuring audit program effectiveness
    • Reporting nonconformities

Who Should Attend

Aimed at experienced MS auditors who have successfully completed an auditing course and performed actual audits, as well as audit program managers and QMS management representatives.

In-Person Full-Days: 5
CEUs: 4

Virtual Session Details

Oriel STAT A MATRIX offers specialized certification programs covering subject matter areas that are critical to quality and regulatory assurance professionals. We designed these programs to empower you with the skills and knowledge you need to tackle those issues that have the greatest impact on compliance and performance.

This course counts to the following program:

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Public virtual seminars run daily from 1:00-5:00 p.m. ET. Seminars run on Eastern Time unless otherwise noted in the Location field.

Auditor classes that require a final exam start at 11:30 a.m. on the last day to administer the final exam.

For more information download the virtual course agenda (close this window and navigate to the top of the course page) or Contact Us.

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