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ISO 26000 - Social Responsibility Lead Auditor

Course Code

ISO 26000-LA

Course Category

ISO Standards

Learning Mode



Yes (Optional)

Course Material

Downloadable Manual

PECB Certified ISO 26000 - Social Responsibility Lead Auditor

Master the Audit of Social Responsibility Programs (SRP) based on ISO 26000

The ISO 26000 Lead Auditor training is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and key subjects of social responsibility that are essential to audit the integration of a Social Responsibility Program (SRP) within an organization.

Successful completion of the Lead Auditor training ensures that participants gain the necessary expertise to assess an organization's performance in terms of sustainable development, legal compliance, and society's welfare based on ISO 26000. Participants will also be equipped with practical techniques to manage an audit program, audit team, communicate with customers, and resolve conflicts.

Upon completion of the training, participants will be eligible to take the exam and apply for a "PECB Certified ISO 26000 Lead Auditor" credential. This certification serves as a testament to one's capabilities and competencies in measuring an organization's SRP performance based on best practices.

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Learning Objectives & Outline

ISO 26000 - Social Responsibility Lead Auditor

Upon successful completion of this training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the recent trends, characteristics and principles of social responsibility based on ISO 26000 guidelines

  • Acknowledge how organizations integrate social responsibility and how ISO 26000 guidelines complement it

  • Learn the core principles and subjects of social responsibility

  • Understand how ISO 26000 guidelines contribute to sustainable development

  • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on an audit


Module 1 - Introduction to Social Responsibility Programs (SRP) and ISO 26000

  • Course objectives and structure

  • Standard and regulatory framework

  • Fundamental principles of social responsibility

  • Social responsibility legal framework

Module 2 - Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit

  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles

  • Audit approach based on evidence and risk

  • Initiating the audit 

  • Stage 1 audit

  • Preparing the stage 2 audit (on-site audit)

  • Stage 2 audit (Part 1)

Module 3 - On-site audit activities

  • Stage 2 audit (Part 2)

  • Communication during the audit

  • Audit procedures

  • Creating audit test plans

  • Drafting audit findings and non-conformity reports

Module 4 - Closing the audit

  • Documentation of the audit and its review

  • Closing the audit

  • Evaluating action plans by the auditor

  • Beyond the initial audit

  • Managing an internal audit programme

  • Competence and evaluation of auditors


ISO 26000 - Social Responsibility Lead Auditor

The “PECB Certified ISO 26000 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1 - Fundamental principles and concepts of a Social Responsibility Program (SRP)

  • Domain 2 - Social Responsibility Program (SRP)

  • Domain 3 - Fundamental audit concepts and principles

  • Domain 4 - Preparation of an ISO 26000 audit

  • Domain 5 - Conducting an ISO 26000 audit

  • Domain 6 - Closing an ISO 26000 audit

  • Domain 7 - Managing an ISO 26000 audit program

After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for one of several ISO 26000 credentials (see attached course brocheur)

  • Certification and examination fees are included in the price of the training course

  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free

Who Should Take this Course

PECB Certified ISO 26000 - Social Responsibility Lead Auditor

  • Auditors seeking to master the skills needed to measure an organization’s Social Responsibility performance

  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the audit of a Social Responsibility Program

  • Individuals responsible for integrating Social Responsibility behavior within an organization

  • Auditors seeking to gain comprehensive knowledge of Social Responsibility principles, core subjects and best practices

General Informatio

  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed

  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued

Enrollment & Payment


  • Registration and payment for this training course is a prerequisite to participation.

  • Upon payment, you will receive an "Invitation to create a PECB account" from PECB (Professional Evaluation and Certification Board), the global accreditation body for this course of study. This will allow you to set up your account with the requisite pass codes for access to the learning portal.  

  • Once completed your application will be processed within a maximum of two working days, after which you will receive notification by email with confirmation of finalization of registration to access the portal and commence this course of study. 

  • In accordance with exchange requirements, billings are done in Barbados dollars which exchange at a rate of Barbados $2 to every US$1.

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