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    ISO Auditor Certification boosts your job prospects


    Certified ISO auditor being congratulated for getting the job

    What will get you noticed?  And help ensure you will be selected when a new opportunity arises. What will differentiate you from others come promotion time?

    One of the answers to these headline questions is having an ISO Auditor Certification.  Whether it was obtained because an employer asked you to take the training or it was an achievement you sought out and paid for yourself (easy with online auditor training), you will benefit. 

    8 Benefits of ISO Auditor Training

    Whether your objective is to take lead auditor training, internal auditor training or lead implementer training, the benefits are the same.

    Direct Benefits of ISO Auditor Training

    1. Auditing Skills are soundly based on ISO 19011 -- the auditing standard

    Done badly (e.g. ticking boxes on a checklist), audits are, at best, a bore; at worst, a waste of time. 

    The trained Auditor will effectively identify instances of system failure (non-compliances) but will also identify best practice (for others to emulate), as well as identify opportunities for improvement. With good auditing practice, your management system audits can be hugely beneficial to the organisation and boost your personal satisfaction. Yes, and for real, 'you know your worth it'.

    2. Gain knowledge of ISO 9001 or other management system standards

    Understanding the Standard and its purpose, you will better understand how and where your organisation can exploit its benefits (e.g., the link between Quality Objectives and improvement projects and Management Reviews).


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    Indirect Benefits of ISO Auditor Training

    3. Give you knowledge and understanding of the business

    While conducting internal audits, you’ll meet many colleagues and consider the work they do and the things you are otherwise unlikely to encounter in your daily work.  You will then have the opportunity to:

    4. Lets you quickly understand the organisation, its culture, and the interaction between operating units and/or functional groupings

    If your job restricts you to a small team or a limited physical area, how else will you ever get to know the business?

    5. Lets you gain an understanding of the processes, and the matching procedures and methods, used by the business.

    You will build up a knowledge of why the organisation is structured as it is and how it operates accordingly. When you speak at a meeting or make a presentation, you will be reflecting this knowledge, all the better to get yourself noticed and to improve your promotion potential.



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    6. Gain an understanding of the interaction between the different processes, functions and personalities within the business

    In most mistakes, breakdowns in communication and failures of the system to work will occur at the interface between processes.  With an understanding of these interactions, you will be well-placed to propose changes to avoid mistakes and to suggest highly-beneficial improvements.

    7. Lets you interact with senior management team members and ‘showcase’ your abilities

    If they don’t know you, they’re unlikely to promote you.  Interviewing senior management is part of internal auditing.  And while it is unlikely that you will be asked to do so immediately upon undertaking internal audits, the opportunity will arise.  Audit interviews are a two-way communication, and senior managers will get the chance to judge you and your capabilities.

    8. Lets you interact with staff at all levels and in many functions within the business

    You have often read or been told that people are an organisation’s greatest asset.  

    To be a significant part of that asset, you’re going to have to communicate regularly with those people and truly become a team member.

    Auditing is a great way to make new friends as well as get to know your colleagues.  Your social life can only benefit.

    Should you get ISO Auditor Training?

    Take a moment to consider each of the benefits above.  Can you exploit this knowledge and understanding of the business at interview time and the personal relationships you’ve built throughout the organisation? 

    I’ll bet you can. And then there’s the confidence you’ll have when talking about the industry to potential employers – the confidence that comes from knowing what the hell you’re talking about! No small advantage to that.

    Overall, your ISO Auditor Certification will create many opportunities for you to ‘shine’. You can easily and affordably secure that Certification with ISO Auditor Online Training.  Isn’t it time you did something about it?

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    • ISO 21001, Educational Organizational Management System,
    • ISO 29993, Learning Services outside formal Education,  and
    • ISO 29994, Learning Services – additional requirements for Distance Learning.

    We have chosen ISO 21001 certification because, unlike IRCA and Exemplar badges (which in our opinion are commercially compromised), it is based on independent third-party assessment.  It is a ‘university grade’ standard in use globally by schools, colleges, and universities to demonstrate their competence.


    Written by Dr John FitzGerald

    Director & Founder of deGRANDSON Global. Spent 15 years in the manufacturing industry and 25 years training, consulting & auditing management systems
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