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ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems - Lead Implementer

Course Code


Course Category

ISO Standards

Learning Mode



Yes - Optional

Course Material

Downloadable Manual

ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems - Lead Implementer

Master the implementation and management of Quality Management Systems (QMS) based on ISO 9001

The PECB ISO 9001 Lead Implementer is a five-day training course that aims to help you develop the competence necessary to establish, implement, operate, maintain, and continually improve a QMS. This training course aims to equip you with in-depth knowledge on ISO 9001 requirements, as well as the best practices and approaches used for the implementation and subsequent maintenance of a QMS.

By attending this training course, you can help organizations utilize a structured and evidence-based approach for managing the quality of their products and services. Apart from this, you will also learn about the importance of customer focus and benefits of setting the foundations of an organizational culture which enables and supports quality.

The training course is followed by a certification exam. If you pass, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Implementer” credential. UKAS accredited and internationally recognized, the “PECB ISO 9001 Lead Implementer” certificate validates your competence to implement a QMS based on the requirements of ISO 9001.

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Learning Objectives & Outline

ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems - Lead Implementer


By the end of this training course, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of a quality management system (QMS) based on ISO 9001

  • Interpret the requirements of ISO 9001 for a QMS from the perspective of an implementer

  • Initiate and plan the implementation of a QMS based on ISO 9001, by utilizing PECB’s IMS2 Methodology and other best practices

  • Support an organization in operating, maintaining, and continually improving a QMS based on ISO 9001

  • Prepare an organization to undergo a third-party certification audit


Segment 1 - Introduction to ISO 9001 and the initiation of a QMS implementation

  • Training course objectives and structure

  • Overview of ISO, management systems, and ISO 9000 family

  • Introduction to quality and QMS based on ISO 9001

  • Initiation of the QMS implementation

  • Leadership and commitment

  • Quality policy

  • Roles, responsibilities, and authorities

Segment 2 -  Implementation plan of a QMS

  • Context of the organization 

  • QMS scope

  • Actions to address risks and opportunities

  • Quality objectives

  • Change management

  • Resources

  • Competence

Segment 3 - Implementation of a QMS

  • Awareness and communication

  • Management of documented information

  • Requirements for products and services

  • Design and development of products and services

  • Outsourcing

  • Production and service provision

  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis, and evaluation

Segment 4 - QMS monitoring, continual improvement, and preparation for the certification audit

  • Internal audit

  • Management reviews

  • Nonconformities and corrective actions

  • Continual improvement

  • Preparation for the certification audit

  • Closing of the training course


ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems - Lead Implementer

The “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Implementer” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1 - Fundamental principles and concepts of a quality management system

  • Domain 2  - Initiation of a QMS implementation

  • Domain 3 - Planning of a QMS implementation based on ISO 9001

  • Domain 4 - Implementation of a QMS based on ISO 9001

  • Domain 5 - Monitoring and measurement of a QMS based on ISO 9001

  • Domain 6 - Continual improvement of a QMS based on ISO 9001

  • Domain 7 - Preparation for a QMS certification audit


Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for one of the following credentials:- 

  • PECB Certified ISO 9001 Provisional Implementer

  • PECB Certified ISO 9001 Implementer

  • PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Implementer

  • PECB Certified ISO 9001 Senior Lead Implementer

See more details in accompanying PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Implementer Brochure 

You will receive a certificate once you fulfill all the requirements related to the selected credential. 

Who Should Take this Course

ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems - Lead Implementer

The ISO 9001 Lead Implementer training course is intended for:

  • Personnel responsible for maintaining and improving the quality of the products and services of an organization

  • Personnel responsible for meeting customer requirements

  • Consultants, advisors, professionals wishing to obtain in-depth knowledge of ISO 9001 requirements for a QMS

  • Professionals wishing to acquaint themselves with PECB’s IMS2 Methodology for implementing a QMS

  • Individuals responsible for maintaining the conformity of QMS to ISO 9001 requirements

  • Members of QMS implementation and operation teams

  • Individuals aspiring to pursue a career in quality management

General Informatio

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

  • PECB will provide over 500 pages of instructional materials containing explanations, guidance, and practical examples.

  • An attestation of course completion worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants who have attended the training course.

  • In case of exam failure, the candidate can retake the exam once for free within 12 months following the initial exam date.


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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