ISO 13053 Lead Auditor

Why should you attend?

ISO 13053 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to audit Six Sigma processes by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage a Six Sigma audit, audit team, and enhance customer satisfaction and process improvement.

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 13053 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.

Who should attend?

  • Auditors involved in the assessment of organizations process improvement techniques
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the audit of Six Sigma processes or projects
  • Individuals responsible for integrating Six Sigma recommendations within an organization
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Six Sigma audit

Learning objectives

  • Understand the operations of Six Sigma processes based on ISO 13053
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 13053, ISO 9001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on an audit
  • Learn how to assess the process improvement techniques employed by organizations
  • Learn how to interpret the recommendations of ISO 13053 in the context of a Six Sigma audit

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in Six Sigma audits
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies
  • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam


 A fundamental understanding of ISO 13053 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles. 

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Six Sigma and ISO 13053

Day 2: Audit principles, preparation and launching of a Six Sigma audit 

Day 3: On-site audit activities

Day 4: Closing the audit

Day 5: Certification Exam


The “PECB Certified ISO 13053 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 Six Sigma

Domain 2: Six Sigma Processes 

Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 13053 audit

Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 13053 audit

Domain 6: Closing an ISO 13053 audit

Domain 7: Managing an ISO 13053 audit program

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.


After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about ISO 13053 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

The requirements for PECB Auditor Certifications are:

Credential Exam Professional experience MS audit/assessment experience SSIMS project experience Other requirements
PECB Certified ISO 13053 Provisional Auditor PECB Certified ISO 13053 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent None None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 13053 Auditor PECB Certified ISO 13053 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent Two years: One year of work experience with Six Sigma projects Audit activities: a total of 200 hours None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 13053 Lead Auditor PECB Certified ISO 13053 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent Five years: Two years of work experience with Six Sigma projects Audit activities: a total of 300 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

Please be informed: PECB Certified individuals who possess the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor credentials are qualified for a PECB Certified Master credential. More detailed information will be provided soon.


To be considered valid, these audits should follow best audit practices and include most of the following activities:

  1. Six Sigma audit planning
  2. Six Sigma audit interview
  3. Managing a Six Sigma audit program
  4. Drafting Six Sigma audit reports
  5. Drafting non-conformity reports
  6. Drafting Six Sigma audit working documents
  7. Six Sigma documentation review
  8. On-Site Audit
  9. Follow-up on non-conformities
  10. Leading a Six Sigma audit team

General Information

  • Certification fees are included on the exam price
  • 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
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free


Training Days
CPD Certification
Exam Duration hours
Retake Exam
Language : English
Type : Classroom
Certification Fees: N/A
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