VIRTUAL [VILT] ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Lead Auditor Certification Training Course

Course Overview Who is this course for?

Our ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor training event is based on assisting and verifying the competencies/capabilities of the Learner to be able to effectively audit a complete ISMS based on ISO/IEC 27001:2013 requirements with specific emphasis of 2nd Party auditing [Customer/Supplier audits] and 3rd Party auditing [Certification Bodies]. During the delivery, the Learner will complete a Consultant facilitated complete systematic audit of a ISMS.  The facilitated audit of the ISMS, will cover the full audit life cycle as defined by ISO 19011 and the Learner will have to demonstrate and be assessed on the effective application of audit tools and techniques, auditor skills and behaviours. 

Key Course Learning Outcome Why this course is unique?

With an additional 5 hours of learning compared to our competitors, we cover new and additional topics in more depth. We focus on auditing that provides Assurance that the Information Security Management Systems meets the needs of the interested parties & our Learners are equipped to make higher quality insights for improved Information security.

Course Basics What is essential to know?

  • This is a 5-day learning event.
  • Start/Finish Times: 08:00am – 18:00pm (each day).
  • Prior Learning Requirements: Learners are required to be familiar with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Requirements in advance of registering for this training. There are also additional pre-requisites, see our website to review these important details.

Upcoming Dates and Locations

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Start Date Location Cost Days Public Course Onsite
16th Aug 2021
08 : 00 AM - 17 : 30 PM CST
Virtual $ 2395.00   $ 2345.00 *
( $45.00 CQI-IRCA Certification/eCourse Material Content Fee )
5 Days
4th Oct 2021
08 : 00 AM - 17 : 30 PM PST
Virtual $ 2395.00   $ 2295.00 **
( $45.00 CQI-IRCA Certification/eCourse Material Content Fee )
5 Days
13th Dec 2021
08 : 00 AM - 17: 30 PM EST
Virtual $ 2395.00   $ 2295.00 **
( $45.00 CQI-IRCA Certification/eCourse Material Content Fee )
5 Days

* Advance 45 Day Early Bird Discount, Terms & Conditions Apply

** Advance 75 Day Early Bird Discount, Terms & Conditions Apply

Course Learning Topics What does the course cover?
  • Course Introduction

    • The Business/Societal Case for ISO/IEC 27001:2013*
    • Purpose and Impact of Annex SL
    • ISO/IEC 27001 Process Model
    • New and Revised Terminology
    • ISO 27000 Family of Standards/Relevant Standards
    • The Relationship between External and Internal Issues, Interested Party Requirements
    • Risks and Opportunities
    • Leadership
    • Overview of Information Security Controls

    Introduction to Auditing

    • Audit Terminology, Principles ISMS Audits and their Differences
    • Auditor Code of Ethics
    • Management of an Audit Program
    • Audit Life Cycle Audit Roles and Responsibilities throughout The Audit Life Cycle*
    • Desired Auditor Behaviors**

    Introduction to ISMS Auditing

    • Process Terminology*
    • Process Models/Methodology & Categories*
    • Evaluation of the effectiveness of a Process*
    • Processes and the application of PDCA & Risk*
    • The ISMS Certification Cycle & 3rd Party Certification**
    • Special Conformity Audits**
  • Audit Planning

    • Initiating & Preparing for the Audit
    • Audit Trails
    • Purpose and benefits for establishing initial contact and forms of contact
    • Case Study: Document Review
    • Audit Plan
    • Audit Checklist
    • Audit Protocol

    Opening Meeting

    • Purpose, process and benefit of an Opening Meeting
    • Case Study – Opening Meeting

    Onsite Activities

    • Lead Auditor Leadership and Supervision**
    • Responsibilities of the Lead Auditor
    • Communication throughout the Audit Life Cycle
    • Monitoring Audit Progress
    • Consensus and Resolution Conflicts
    • Lead Auditor Leadership
    • Audit Reporting
    • Audit Follow-Up
    • Auditor/Technical Expert Coaching, Mentoring and Evaluation**
    • Collecting and Verifying Information
    • Introduction to Audit Findings
  • Audit Reporting

    • Audit Findings
    • Case Study: Writing Audit Findings
    • Case Study: Writing the Audit Report**

    Completing the Audit

    • Evaluating Correction & Corrective Action including Root Cause Analysis and Audit Finding Closure
    • Audit Follow Up Strategies
    • Final Audit Team Meeting
    • Closing/Exit Meeting & Role Play

*Kelmac Group cover this topic in more depth compared to our competitors.
**Kelmac Group proven added value as this material is not covered by the IRCA specification or our competitors.

*Kelmac Group cover this topic in more depth compared to our competitors.
**Kelmac Group proven added value as this material is not covered by our competitors.

Course Certification Kelmac Group Certified

This course is fully recognized by Kelmac Group.

Additional Course Information

Are There Any Course Pre-Requisites?

Before starting this course, each Learner is expected to have the following prior knowledge:

Food Safety Management Principles & Concepts:

  • Implementing or operating a management system within a food sector context. This includes private schemes such as FSSC, GLOBALGAP, BRC and/or other schemes which include management system components.
  • Relevant key food safety legislation (this may be specific to students’ food industry context and location).
  • Knowledge of prerequisite programmes as specified in ISO/TS 22002-1.
  • Good Practice guides for Agriculture (GAP), Veterinary (GVP), Manufacturing (GMP), Hygiene (GHP), Production (GPP), Distribution (GDP) and/or Trading (GTP) depending on the segment of the food chain in which the student operates.
  • The principles of HACCP as defined by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. 

ISO 22000:2018

  • Requirements of ISO 22000 and the commonly used food safety management terms and definitions as given in ISO 22000.

Each learner will be required to have their own copy of ISO 22000:2018, ISO 22002-1:2009 + FSSC 22000 Rev 4.1 for use during the training

Please note: by registering for this course, each Learner is confirming that they have read and fulfill any relevant prior learning requirements for this course.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The learner is assessed during the on-site class based on participation and performance throughout the duration of the course. This includes all exercises, role plays, case studies and all other activities during the course.

PLEASE NOTE: Full attendance is required during the training course.

Post the on-site class. There is a written auditor e-examination which is completed throughout the virtual on-site class. The auditor e-examination is based on FSMS, or ISO 22000. The e-examination is closed book; however, the learner is recommended to have a hard-copy version of the relevant management system standard (ISO 22000) for class use. The Kelmac Group will provide a eStandard version for use throughout the virtual course and e-examination. The minimum pass rate for the written auditor examination is 70%.

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals interested in conducting second- or third-party audits of FSSC 22000 management systems
  • Quality/Food Safety Management Representatives
  • Food Safety Consultants
  • Food Production/Factory Managers
  • Enforcement Officers/Regulatory Inspectors
  • Microbiologists/Food Technologists/Veterinarians
  • HACCP/Food Safety Team Members
  • Line Supervisors
  • Certification Body/Registrar Auditors
Our Course vs. Our Competitors Why is our course the best?

Working with a Case Study: Almost Full Documented ISMS Management System

Why is this important?

Each Learner will audit the almost full documented Integrated ISMS Management System from the unique Kelmac Group® assurance perspective.

The Kelmac Group® assurance perspective is unique as we audit like many professional financial audit practices where the focus is on providing top management with the quality of insight to make decisions and actions aimed at improving performance of the organization.

We boast the most comprehensive documented ISMS Case Study available in the market and provides the Learner with the most realistic practical audit experience available on the market including ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Policy Manual/Statement of Applicability [SoA]; 13 SIPOC processes [Value chain, Support and Management]; 19 procedures; and related documented templates and records.

Live Vs. Facilitated Audit

Which is better?

Some competitors offer a “live” audit as part of their training. However a “live audit” of such short duration (>0.5 day typically) is of limited value as the Learner does not get an opportunity to audit an almost fully documented ISMS. Kelmac Group’s course includes a “facilitated” audit which enables us to truly verify the Learner’s core audit skills through working with an almost fully documented Information Security Management Systems.

Others train followers, we train leaders™


Course Basics What is essential to know?

Basic Course Requirements

  • The Kelmac Group® is known for our in-person classroom or virtual classroom and hands-on activities, and we use an extensive toolbox to foster similar engagement and attention in our virtual classes. Our Consultant-Trainer and learners interact in real time via our flexible, online learning platform, resulting in an engaging and real-class environment. This is an ideal alternative to the typical classroom setting for professionals who are unable to travel or who just prefer the convenience of attending a class without having to leave their own personal environment.
  • This class is delivered over five consecutive days, 08:00 to 17:30, Monday to Friday
  • Kelmac Group’s® virtual instructor-led training (VILT) is a live web-based learning experience where the Consultant-Trainer and learners are in separate locations.
  • Kelmac Group’s® VILT technology platform is designed to ensure similar interaction as a traditional in-person classroom experience and allows for 2-way dialogue, break-out sessions for engaging workshops and hands-on exercises, and group work using virtual breakout rooms. This provides for an engaging learning experience in which learners can connect with the content and interact with both the Consultant-Trainer and other learners.
  • The learning objectives and topics covered during the VILT are the same as the corresponding in-person version of the class. That said, to accommodate a virtual setting, the pace at which the VILT is delivered, and the structure of class workshops and exercises, is modified to support engagement in a virtual format. Virtual class participants receive eBooks instead of printed materials.
  • All VILT classes are taught by the same, experienced team of Consultant-Trainers you’ve come to expect from the Kelmac Group®. Our team of VILT Consultant-Trainers are trained in virtual facilitation – ensuring a lively, interactive learning experience.
  • How do I need to participate in a VILT class. First and foremost, your enthusiasm. In addition, course learners are required to have their own PC or laptop with a high-speed internet connection. We recommend a headset with microphone, video capability, and the ability to participate in the training from a private, quiet setting. If possible, have two monitors; one for the virtual classroom and the other for viewing training materials. Dual monitors may be helpful but are not required

Virtual Training Technology Requirements


To participate in the virtual training sessions, you will need:

  • Use the latest version laptop or desktop computer. The laptop or desktop computer should not be in use for more than 4 years. (Note: A tablet or mobile device is not suitable for this training).
  • HD Webcam – Built-in or USB plug-in
  • Speakers and a microphone – Built-in or USB plug-in. We highly recommend a headset if you have this available for optimal audio quality
  • Internet connection – Minimum of 2.5Mbps download, 3.0 Mbps upload
  • Two display monitors are highly recommended
    • One for joining the virtual classroom and, if applicable, viewing digital eCourse documentation
    • The other for completing class exercises/assignments

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