For those planning training sessions or candidates intending to take an online exam during this period, we will be offering online exam sessions on December 27 and 29, as well as January 5, 2024. You can check the link to online exam events here.

Certified IPC Management Systems Auditor (CIMSA) Training Course

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The PECB Certified IPC Management Systems Auditor (CIMSA) training course is tailored to instill expertise in ISO/IEC 17021-1, ISO 19011, and related standards, providing a comprehensive understanding of management system (MS) audit concepts. The course emphasizes practical application, encompassing the entire certification audit process, which includes the planning, execution, and reporting stages. Additionally, it defines the competencies and responsibilities of auditors in MS audits.

What will you get out of it?

Participants will gain proficiency in MS auditor competence, audit preparation, and evidence collection methods, positioning them to contribute significantly to the improvement of management systems. Practical examples and scenario-based exercises are incorporated, ensuring that participants not only grasp theoretical concepts but are also well-prepared to apply them in real-world situations, fostering a commitment to efficient management system auditing.

Upon successfully completing the training, participants can undertake the certification exam to earn the “PECB Certified IPC Management Systems Auditor” credential. This certification signifies that participants possess both the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required to guide and lead a management system audit.

Day 1: Management systems (MS) auditing and the responsibilities of the certification body

  • Training course objectives and structure
  • Introduction to MS auditing
  • ISO MS standards
  • Certification process for an MS audit
  • Principles of certification according to ISO/IEC 17021-1

Day 2: Auditor competence and audit planning

  • Auditor competence
  • Auditor responsibilities
  • Value-based auditing
  • Audit planning
  • On-site visits and considerations

Day 3: Audit methods

  • Evidence collection procedures
  • Evidence collection tools
  • Evidence collection analysis
  • Audit documentation management and conservation
  • Auditing in the 21st century
  • Closing of the training course


All our trainers are experts in their particular fields, and have extensive knowledge and practical audit skills gained over years of personal experience. You can be confident that the Certified IPC Management Systems Auditor training course will address relevant audit issues encountered in today’s rapidly changing and challenging environment.

We look forward to seeing you in our events!