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ISO 21001 Lead Auditor

Why should you attend?

The ISO 21001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform an Educational Organizations Management System (EOMS) audit 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 an audit program and audit team. 

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 21001 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 seeking to perform and lead Management Systems for Educational Organizations (EOMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master Management Systems for Educational Organizations and their respective audit processes 
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with EOMS requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for an Educational Organizations Management System audit
  • Expert advisors in Educational Management and Administration

Learning objectives

  • Understand the operations of a Management System for Educational Organizations (EOMS) based on ISO 21001
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 21001, ISO 9001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the auditor’s role in planning, leading and following-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 21001 in the context of an EOMS audit

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in EOMS audits
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples
  • Practical exercises include examples and case study discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam


A fundamental understanding of ISO 21001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Management Systems for Educational Organizations (EOMS) and ISO 21001

Day 2: Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit

Day 3: On-site audit activities

Day 4: Closing the audit

Day 5: Certification Exam



Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Management System for Educational Organizations (EOMS)

Domain 2: Management System for Educational Organizations (EOMS)

Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 21001 audit

Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 21001 audit

Domain 6: Closing an ISO 21001 audit

Domain 7: Managing an ISO 21001 audit programme

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


Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for the credential shown on the table below. Depending on the level of experience, a certificate will be issued to you if you comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about the ISO 21001 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

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

  • Audit planning
  • Audit interview
  • Managing an audit program 
  • Drafting audit reports
  • Drafting nonconformity reports
  • Drafting audit working documents
  • Documentation review
  • On-site audit
  • Follow-up on nonconformities
  • Leading an audit team

General Information

  • Certification fees are included in 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 free of charge

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