Quality Management System (QMS) Auditor Certification

Exemplar Global Quality Management System (QMS) Auditor certification provides international recognition for individuals who audit ISO 9001-based quality management systems, including those based on ISO 9001:2015.

In accordance with ISO 19011:2011, Exemplar Global QMS Auditor certification provides individuals with proof of their competence to effectively audit quality management systems through extensive examination of their knowledge, work experience, and competence to audit. Our QMS Auditor certification aligns with ISO 9001:2015, giving you assurance that your audits to the revised standard are accepted globally.

Our QMS Auditor certification is also a stepping stone along the Exemplar Global career pathway. Being part of the Exemplar Global family opens individuals up to a world of opportunity. The Exemplar Global career pathway provides tailored assistance along each stage of your professional journey. Plus, adding additional certifications to your professional portfolio is easy once you’re ready to take the next step.

Exemplar Global QMS Auditor certification gives you access to a host of exclusive customer benefits such as:

  • Low-cost professional liability insurance
  • Access to quality-related news and articles in The Auditor Online
  • Cutting-edge industry research in our white papers
  • Access to the Exemplar Global Career Center, which has thousands of quality-related job postings and gives you the ability to post your resume and set up job alerts Listing in our Global Search Register, which showcases your QMS Auditor certification status to a global audience

Contact us to get started on your journey toward Exemplar Global QMS Auditor certification and gain your passport to the world!

Competency Based Certification Exemplar Global RABQSA iNARTEThe Competency Based Quality Management System (QMS) has been accredited under ISO 17024:2012. To ensure continued maximum effectiveness, a quality management system requires regular performance assessment. This is best achieved by using competent auditors. The benefits being:

  • Provides international recognition for professionals managing quality management systems in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 19011:2011.
  • Provides proof of competence to effectively manage quality issues via extensive examination of knowledge, work experience and competence to audit.
  • Once certified as a professional, gain your passport to the world!

This table provides a summary of certification requirements:

Grade Knowledge Competencies
(Section 3)
Skill Competencies
[examined in audit situation by Exemplar Global examiner]
(Section 4)
Qualifications
(education,
training,
work experience]
(Section 5)
Personal Attributes (Section 6)
Provisional QMS Auditor Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-QM
N/A N/A N/A
QMS Auditor Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-QM
Auditing a QMS as team member Tertiary + 2 years relevant work exp. to scope PAAS Master®
Principal QMS Auditor Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-QM
Auditing a QMS as solo auditor Tertiary + 2 years relevant work exp. to scope PAAS Master®
Lead QMS Auditor Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-QM,
Exemplar Global-TL
Auditing a QMS as audit team leader Tertiary + 2 years relevant work exp. to scope PAAS Master®
Business Improvement QMS Auditor Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-QM,
Exemplar Global-TL,
Exemplar Global-OI
Auditing a QMS as audit team leader Tertiary + 2 years relevant work exp. to scope PAAS Master®

Qualification Based Certification Exemplar Global RABQSA iNARTEThe Qualification Based Quality Management System (QMS) program has been accredited under ISO 17024:2012. To ensure continued maximum effectiveness, a quality management system requires regular performance assessment. This is best achieved by using competent auditors. The benefits being:

  • Provides international recognition for professionals managing quality management systems in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 19011:2011.
  • Provides proof of competence to effectively manage quality issues via extensive examination of knowledge, work experience and competence to audit.
  • Once certified as a professional, gain your passport to the world!

This qualification based certification meets and exceeds the qualification guidelines described in ISO 19011:2002.

This table provides a summary of certification requirements:

Grade Knowledge Competencies (Section 3) Audit
Experience
Qualifications
[education,
training,
work experience]
(Section 5)
Associate QMS Auditor (QMS-AA) Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-QM or

QMS Lead Auditor course

N/A At least two years of quality assurance work experience in the last four years and

A minimum of four to eight years work experience, depending on formal qualifications.

QMS Auditor (QMS-A) Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-QM or

QMS Lead Auditor course

20 audit days, with at least 4 complete audits as member of audit team. At least two years of quality assurance work experience in the last four years and

A minimum of four to eight years work experience, depending on formal qualifications.

Principal QMS Auditor (QMS-PR) Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-QM or

QMS Lead Auditor course

20 audit days, with at least 4 complete audits. At least 10 days and 2 complete audits as a solo auditor. At least two years of quality assurance work experience in the last four years and

A minimum of four to eight years work experience, depending on formal qualifications.

Lead QMS Auditor (QMS-LA) Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-QM,
Exemplar Global-TL or

QMS Lead Auditor course

35 audit days, with at least 7 complete audits. At least 15 days and 3 complete audits as Team Leader. At least two years of quality assurance work experience in the last four years and

A minimum of four to eight years work experience, depending on formal qualifications.

Business Improvement QMS Auditor (QMS-BI) Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-QM,
Exemplar Global-TL,
Exemplar Global-OI or

QMS Lead Auditor course

plus

Exemplar Global-OI

35 audit days, with at least 7 complete audits. A least 15 days and 3 complete audits as Team Leader. At least two years of quality assurance work experience in the last four years and

A minimum of four to eight years work experience, depending on formal qualifications.