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AS9100 (ASD) Lead Auditor Course {CQI/IRCA & IAQG Certified} (TCSS 001) - Face to Face

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Course overview

This AS9100 (ASD) Lead Auditor Course is unique – dual certified by the CQI-IRCA and the IAQG.

the first course in the world to be CQI-IRCA [A18173] and IAQG Certified [TCSS 001]

You will learn how to plan, conduct, report, follow-up, and close and ASD audit in the manner used by the Certification Bodies (CBs) – including the AS9104/1:2022 risk- and performance-based certification process.

NB: AS9104/1:2022 (Table D.1 - D) requires that auditors must have completed a TPAB approved ASD Lead Auditor course

TEC are a CQI-IRCA TP (Training Partner) and a UK-based IAQG TP (Training Provider) approved to run IAQG courses. Consequently, you will be learning how to audit using the AS9101:2022 (Rev G) and ISO/IEC 17021:2015 requirements as well as the ISO 19011:2018 guidance.

This course is applicable to the 2016 revisions of the AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 standards – which include ISO 9001:2015 and includes auditing consideration for climate change.

This is an CQI/IRCA-certified Training Course (Certification Number: A18173) which also meets in full the IAQG Syllabus Requirements (TCSS 001) for an {ASD} Lead Auditor Course and the IAQG Course Planning and Delivery Requirements (TCSS 005).

Course planning and delivery in full conformity with IAQG Course Planning and Delivery Requirements (TCSS 005)

The auditing methodology is identical to that used by the CBs which places equal emphasis on –

  • evaluating the effectiveness of QMS processes (PEARs), customer satisfaction and supplier performance

  • conformance with the stringent requirements of the AS9100:2016 series of standards and applicable customer, regulatory and statutory QMS requirements

  • exploiting the IAQG 9100 Auditor Guidance Material to augment audit questions

Delegates who successfully complete the course and pass the 2-hour written IRCA & IAQG examination (+90% pass rate) satisfy the formal training requirements of the IRCA schemes and the IAQG ‘baseline requirements’ for becoming an AA (Authenticated Auditor) as defined in 9104/3 –

  • AS9100 Aerospace Lead Auditors

  • AS9100 Aerospace Principal Auditors

  • ISO 9001 Lead Auditors (if required)

The 5-day course is based on the principles of Accelerated Learning. It is highly interactive and makes use of scenarios and a Case Study. The course timings are –

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:00

  • Tuesday to Thursday 08:30 - 17:00

  • Friday: 08:00 - 15:00

Pre-course training materials are e-mailed to delegates to enhance their understanding of AS9100 requirements.

Course details

The course is delivered over 5 consecutive days with the 2-hour written examination taking place on Day-5. The public course fee includes a 3-course lunch and morning/afternoon refreshments on all days.

TEC's tutors are all IRCA-certified Lead Auditors or Principal Auditors with many years’ experience conducting audits in the aerospace and defence sectors. Our tutors are also IAQG Master Trainers who have been delivering the IAQG-sanctioned Courses & Exams since 2009 – we train the certification Bodies!


  • Welcome – registration, welcome and introductions

  • Quality management system terminology

  • Quality management system standards

  • the role of the 7 QMPs (quality management principles)

  • Audit personnel, skills and questioning techniques

  • Coffee

  • Evaluating arrangements for risk-based thinking

  • Understanding the context of the organization purpose and strategic direction

  • Lunch

  • External and internal issues

  • Relevant interested parties and their requirements

  • Understanding the different types of audit

  • Coffee

  • Audit elements and methods

  • Scope of the QMS

  • Determining and evaluating audit programme risks and opportunities


  • Third-party certification, accreditation and the 3rd party audit stages

  • Pre-audit activities

  • Processes and the process approach

  • Coffee

  • Undertaking the stage 1 audit

  • Creating the stage 1 audit report

  • Lunch

  • Audit planning

  • Formulating effective audit questions – 1

  • Formulating effective audit questions – 2

  • Coffee

  • Determining conformity and nonconformity

  • Creating an audit work document and reviewing the QMS and artefacts

  • Using the IAQG 9100:2016 Auditor Guidance Material to augment audit questions


  • Review of specimen exam questions

  • Commencing the stage 2 audit

  • Conducting the opening meeting

  • Auditing in accordance with the stage 2 audit plan

  • Coffee

  • 11:15 – 12:00Managing audit interviews effectively and handling communication throughout the audit process

  • Conducting a ‘mock’ face-to-face audit

  • Session times for these individual ‘mock’ audits will be allocated by the tutors, and scheduled on a team basis –

  • each student is allocated 30-min to audit the tutor(s)

  • Teams not actively participating in the role play exercise must undertake the following tasks in parallel –

  • conduct an audit of the case Study’s top management activities

  • creation of an ‘investigation template’ to be used to audit the corrective action process

  • The teams may schedule their own lunch breaks

  • Feedback and review of the team tasks


  • Review of specimen exam questions

  • Writing and classifying NCRs (nonconformity reports)

  • Presenting (the ‘mock’) audit results as formal NCRs

  • Coffee

  • Auditing (operation) process planning and effectiveness (PEARs)

  • Auditing support requirements

  • Lunch

  • Auditing how an organization addresses customer satisfaction

  • Auditing leadership (top management)

  • Coffee

  • Evaluating the organization’s arrangements for their internal audits

  • Evaluating the organization’s arrangements for continual improvement


  • Preparing audit conclusions

  • Delivering the closing meeting

  • Coffee

  • Reporting the audit

  • Evaluating arrangements for handling nonconformity and corrective action

  • Risk- and Performance-based certification process (OCAP & PBS/R)

  • Climate action changes

  • Closing remarks

  • Final questions and comments

  • Lunch

  • Written Examination

  • Total time available – two hours (120 minutes)

  • Tutor advice focused on IRCA applications for Lead Auditor or Principle Auditor certification

  • Course completion

Who should attend


The course requires that you have a reasonable knowledge of AS9100:2016 and have some auditing experience. To assist with your pre-course preparation and further familiarization with the Standard, an Exercise Paper will be included within your confirmation letter once you have booked your training place; you will need to complete and bring with you on the first day of the course. It is important that you also bring your own copy of the AS9100:2016 Standard with you for reference purposes.

The course is primarily intended for -

  • Quality management practitioners such as quality management consultants and quality managers

  • Employees conducting quality management system audits within their own organisations (internal audits)

  • Individuals wishing to apply for IRCA AS9100 Lead/Principal Auditor grades (also ISO 9001)

  • Individuals wishing to satisfy the baseline requirements for becoming an authenticated auditor as defined in AS9104/3:2022

  • Quality management system auditors, such as those employed by third-party certification bodies/registrars or by purchasing organisations (second-party auditors)

  • ISO 9001:2015 Certification Body auditors wishing to understand AS9100
    Note: to undertake third-party AS9100:2016 certification audits it is also required that CB auditors successfully attend the IAQG-sanctioned AATT 2016 course.

In particular, it helps delegates get to grips with those issues of ever-increasing importance such as customer satisfaction, QMS performance, effectiveness & continual improvement of processes, risk-based thinking, supplier evaluation and the essential leadership role of top management. Particular emphasis is placed on sector-specific topics that include Customer Satisfaction, Traceability, FAIRs, Project Management (APQP/PPAP), KCs, RCCA, Risk Management, Human Factors and Product Safety (Ethical Behaviour). It shall help delegates to understand how these critical issues can be embedded into the quality management system of an organisation.

TEC provide pre-course material to assist delegates to address any gaps in their knowledge of the requirements of the AS9100:2016 series of standards.

Deliverables & benefits

By the end of this AS9100 (ASD) Lead Auditor Course delegates will be able to demonstrate achievement of the course learning objectives, which are to:

  • Explain the purpose of a quality management system, of quality management systems standards, of management system audit, of third-party certification and the business benefits of improved performance of the quality management system

  • Explain the role and responsibilities of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow-up a quality management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011:2018, and ISO/IEC 17021 and AS9101:2016

  • Have the skills to plan, conduct, report and follow-up an audit of a quality management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with the AS9100:2016 series of standards (including ISO 9001:2015) in accordance with the current editions of ISO 19011, ISO/IEC 17021 and AS9101

  • Evaluate the leadership of top management

  • Know how the CBs undertake their audits, and what types of questions they ask

  • Effectively audit the ISO amendment relating to climate change

Successful completion of this AS9100 (ASD) Lead Auditor Course satisfies the training requirements for IRCA certification to all grades of Quality Management System Auditor and the baseline requirements for becoming an Authenticated Auditor as defined in 9104/3.

For the individual concerned, qualification as a IRCA-certified Lead Auditor or Principle Auditor has international recognition. For their organization is demonstrates that the internal and supplier audits are being managed and undertaken in a highly professional manner acceptable to Certification Bodies and Customers.

Recent testimonials

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you again for the AS9100 training you have delivered to Al Ain between 13th and 17th September to the Strata team. It was very beneficial and I have already made use of the learning in my day to day job”.

“Your training style was excellent! We were expecting to sit in a 5-day of boring training on AS9100 but found actually a very pleasant, interactive with lots of examples & activities and efficient training not only about the standard but also about auditing as a whole. So it was great and we all had positive feedback”.

Erika Kevina Guduff – Strata (UAE)


TEC Transnational Ltd are an Approved Training Partner to present CQI & IRCA certified courses (ATP Number: 01200706) IRCA-certified ISO 9001:2015 QMS Lead Auditor Course - AS9100:2016 variant CQI/IRCA Application form for Certification

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AS9100 (ASD) Lead Auditor Course {CQI/IRCA & IAQG Certified} (TCSS 001)

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