AS9100D Lead Auditor Course - North America

Take the first step toward becoming an AS9100 Aerospace Experience Auditor.

Duration: 5 Days | Cost: $1995 USD | CEUs: 4.1

This 5-day intensive hands-on course is intended for auditors who want to develop their skills towards becoming an AS9100 Aerospace Experience Auditor. It is based on the current Aviation, Space and Defense requirements of AS9100 Rev D and AS9101 Rev F, both of which will be discussed in detail. The requirements of AS9104/1 and the auditor-related portions of AS9104/3 will also be covered, along with reference to many of the related aerospace standards. Extensive workshop and case study activity will focus on the auditing techniques as referenced by ISO 19011:2011 and AS9101F. This highly participative course provides comprehensive instruction on auditing quality management systems and follows the basic steps of a quality management system audit of an aerospace manufacturing facility, from audit preparation and completion to reporting and corrective action. The case studies simulate an actual audit and a course examination is conducted on the last day.

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Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

Describe the purpose of a Quality Management System and how it helps an organization function with increased effectiveness, consistency and customer satisfaction

Explain the purpose and intent of the ISO 9000 series of Standards and how they relate to AS9100

Describe the continuing process of AQMS Standard development and ISO 19011, the impact the developments may have on the audit process and the need for auditors to keep up to date

Describe the seven Quality Management Principles and how they relate to AS9100

Explain the intent and requirement of each Clause of AS9100

Identify the audit evidence needed to demonstrate conformity with the AS9100 requirements

Evaluate the effectiveness of an entire AQMS, including process, customer focus and continual improvement

Describe the auditor authentication requirements for AS9100

Describe the documented information required by the AQMS and the interrelationships between the Quality Manual, procedures, quality planning, policy and objectives

Evaluate the differing requirements for AQMS-documented information in a variety of situations and understand the difference between documents and records

Understand the hierarchy of Standards published under the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) umbrella

Understand the hierarchy of aviation authorities? requirements (i.e. FAA, military, NASA) and applicable advisory material, where to obtain additional information and how to incorporate the authorities? requirement aspects into the AS9110 audit activities

Describe the difference between legal compliance and conformity with AQMS Standards, and the significance of these terms when conducting audits

Describe the AAQG requirements for AQMS certification/ registration programs

Describe the process of certification/registration of an organization?s AQMS Standards

Describe the auditor approval requirements for the applicable AQMS Standards

Plan and organize all aspects of an AQMS audit

Perform all aspects of an AQMS audit

Demonstrate the proper use of the AS9101 Forms

Make recommendations on the acceptability of the AQMS for certification

Describe the OASIS database for access to audit data and security (public and private)
Internal audit program managers

Quality professionals

Management representatives

Line managers

Anyone who will perform internal audits

Companies seeking AS9100 certification

Companies that recognize the value of operating a controlled quality management system
Aerospace auditor personal qualifications and conduct

Detailed discussion and explanation of the intent and the requirement of each clause of AS9100D

Planning and organizing all aspects of an AS9100D audit, including several approaches to process auditing, and practice in performing these tasks

Evaluating an entire AQMS, including process, customer focus and continual improvement

Practice in completing the audit reporting documents required by AS9101F

Post audit follow-up on nonconformities and closing out of corrective actions
This course covers the following content:

Quality Management Systems

AS9100 Requirements

Documented Information

Audit Programs

Audit Planning

Audit Execution

Audit Reporting

Audit Close-out

AQMS Certification Requirements

This course is certified by Probitas Authentication, and meets the training requirements as established in AS9104/3. Successful completion of this training satisfies Probitas Authentications requirements for AS9100 Lead Auditor Training in its AS9100 Aerospace Auditor Certification Scheme

The course meets the standard lead auditor training portion of the knowledge requirements for certification of AS9100 Aerospace Auditors, Experienced Auditors and Industry Experienced Auditors. Individuals desiring to perform Third-Party Audits for a Certification Body will need to also complete the 4-day Aerospace Auditor Transition Training (AATT) course
Studying the current published version of the Standard and completion of the pre-course questionnaire provided is required. Completed questionnaires will be reviewed at the class to provide evidence of understanding of the Standard

To gain maximum benefit from this course, attendees should already be familiar with the AS9100 Rev C standard

Understanding the work, training and auditing requirements for AEA certification would be helpful (described in AS9104/3)

Experience with conducting internal or supplier audits (3rd Party Audits)