Getting Ready for ISO 9001:2015

getreadyforISO9001-2015Self-study Course for Transitioning from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015

This self-study or classroom course is designed to provide the most recent information and interpretation of the ISO/DIS 9001:2015 requirements. The course provides participants an opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge to support an organization in their process of transitioning to ISO 9001:2015. Participants will learn the different components on how to plan and implement the transition to the new version of the standard. Moreover, the training course will also explore on the time frame of implementation and the influence on current processes.

Who should take this course?

• Senior management;
• Persons responsible for the QMS transition and meeting new requirements in their organization;
• Persons considering implementing a new quality management system;
• ISO 9001 auditors and quality practitioners;
• Trainers and consultants;
• Operations personnel; and
• Management Representatives.

Learning objectives

• Identify the anticipated changes in the forthcoming revision of ISO 9001.
• Understand the implementation of a Quality Management System in accordance with ISO 9001:2015
• Gain a comprehensive understanding on how to interpret, plan, and implement the changes of ISO 9001:2015.
• Identify how these changes could affect the organization’s quality management system.
• Identify the timeframe for the implementation and implications of the ISO 9001 management system.


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Course agenda

Section 1

This section elaborates on the course objectives, structure of the standard and provides an introduction to ISO and its network.

Section 2

This section introduces ISO/DIS 9001, and discusses the differences between the updated version and previous versions. In addition, it explains why and how previous versions have been revised to follow the common structure for management system standards, especially for those organizations practicing integrated management systems.

Section 3

This section defines the Annex SL (former known as ISO Guide 83) and explains its importance and purpose for a management system.

Section 4

This section explains in detail the new version of the standard with primary focus on the major changes that the standard has undergone, such as risk-based and process approach, documentation flexibility, better focus on stakeholders and the context of an organization.

There are also other relevant information included in this section, elaborating other changes of ISO/DIS 9001 in detail. In addition, guidelines are provided on how to measure an organization’s performance and continual improvement.

Section 5

Finally, section 5 lists all corresponding standards which are affected by the transition of ISO 9001.
Furthermore, several procedures and suggestions are provided for the adjustment of the current management system to ensure effective implementation to the recent revision of ISO 9001.


ISO 9001 Foundation Certification or a basic knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 standard is recommended to ensure effective results.

Exam (Optional)

The ISO 9001:2015 Transition exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB INTERNATIONAL Examination and Certification Program (ECP).

The exam covers the following competence domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles of quality management.
Domain 2: Understanding the high-level structure application on the QMS.
Domain 3: Planning the ISO/DIS 9001 changes.
Domain 4: Planning the QMS transition based on ISO/DIS 9001.
Domain 5: Understanding the difference between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015.
Domain 6: Continual improvement of a QMS based on ISO/DIS 9001.

• The exam will be paper-based, lasting 2 hours and it contains 45 exam questions (Multiple choice, Matching, Fill in the blanks, and TRUE/FALSE).
• The exam is available in English only.

For additional information relating the exam, please refer to the PECB International website, on the ISO 9001 Transition section.


• After successfully completing the exam, the candidate will receive a certificate documenting the positive completion of the course and examination.
• The certificate will be issued by PECB International.
• The certificate will be sent to participants via e-mail.

Self-study Course for Transitioning from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015

Offered @ $150.00 USD

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