CQI-IRCA Courses


The family of ISO 9000 standards provides an excellent model for the improvement of production processes and service delivery. The model is based on the PDCA cycle – Plan – Do – Check – Act and on the 7 principles of quality management.

To ensure maximum effectiveness continuity over time, a system of quality management requires a regular evaluation of performance: the assessment becomes more effective when competent auditors are used, who have a thorough knowledge of processes audit activity and the benefits and advantages that productive activities and service delivery can achieved through the proper implementation of ISO 9001:2015.

The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of quality.

Management systems against ISO 9001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable.

The skills acquired throughout the course provide a high added value to the audit activity.


Alma Mater Academy is a CQI-IRCA Approved Training Partner. ATP ID 01180303.

The course provided by Alma Mater Academy is certified by CQI-IRCA (Reg No. A18116) and, as such, uses the most advanced and effective teaching techniques. Alma Mater Academy Tutors have a long experience of audit and teaching and were trained to the application of Accelerate Learning Techniques. The course is therefore particularly effective because of the high degree of involvement and interaction which participants are naturally led to.

Training objectives



Professional objectives

Certification of participants

Students who complete this CQI-IRCA Certified QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Training course successfully (within the three years prior to making an application to become a certificated auditor) will satisfy the training requirements for initial certification as an IRCA QMS auditor.

Prior knowledge

Students are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

Prior knowledge may be gained by completing a CQI-IRCA Certified QMS Foundation Training Course or

Course duration: 40 hours