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Certified ISO 9001 Lead Implementer

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Aymen Saihati, MS

Aymen Saihati is a leadership thinker, writer, and speaker. Recognized as one of the "World's Top 30 Startups Gurus for 2023." Aymen is the founder, CEO & Chief Visionary Officer of MARKO Advance, a consultancy and management development firm. Aymen also founded "The Super Leader Framework™" and is the author of several books, including The Super Leader: From A Leader to A Systemic & Sustainable Leadership and Lead Naturally. Also, Aymen is the author of the "Leadership Awareness Series (LAS)," which includes two short books until now: Heartfelt leaders and On Emotional Intelligence.

Why Should You Attend?

The PECB ISO 9001 Lead Implementer is a five-day training course that aims to help you develop the competence necessary to establish, implement, operate, maintain, and continually improve a QMS. This training course aims to equip you with in-depth knowledge on ISO 9001 requirements, as well as the best practices and approaches used for the implementation and subsequent maintenance of a QMS.

By attending this training course, you can help organizations utilize a structured and evidence-based approach for managing the quality of their products and services. Apart from this, you will also learn about the importance of customer focus and benefits of setting the foundations of an organizational culture which enables and supports quality.

The training course is followed by a certification exam. If you pass, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Implementer” credential. UKAS accredited and internationally recognized, the “PECB ISO 9001 Lead Implementer” certificate validates your competence to implement a QMS based on the requirements of ISO 9001.

After completing this course, you can sit for the exam. If you successfully pass the exam, you can apply for the “Certificate Holder in ISO 9001 Foundation” designation. This certificate demonstrates that you have a general knowledge of ISO 9001 requirements for a QMS and enables you to be part of QMS implementation projects.

Who Should Attend?

The ISO 9001 Lead Implementer training course is intended for:

  • Personnel responsible for maintaining and improving the quality of the products and services of the organization.

  • Personnel responsible for meeting customer requirements.

  • Consultants, advisors, professionals wishing to obtain in-depth knowledge of ISO 9001 requirements for a QMS.

  • Professionals wishing to acquaint themselves with PECB’s IMS2 Methodology for implementing a QMS.

  • Individuals responsible for maintaining the conformity of QMS to ISO 9001 requirements.

  • Members of QMS implementation and operation teams.

  • Individuals aspiring to pursue a career in quality management.

Learning Objective

By the end of this training course, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of a quality management system (QMS) based on ISO 9001.

  • Interpret the requirements of ISO 9001 for a QMS from the perspective of an implementer.

  • Initiate and plan the implementation of a QMS based on ISO 9001, by utilizing PECB’s IMS2 Methodology and other best practices.

  • Support an organization in operating, maintaining, and continually improving a QMS based on ISO 9001.

  • Prepare an organization to undergo a third-party certification audit.

Educational Approach

This training course is learner-centered and contains:

  • Theories, approaches, and best practices used in management system implementation, operation, maintenance, and continual improvement.

  • Theoretical basis supported by practical examples, throughout the four days of the training course.

  • Interaction between the trainers and participants by means of questions and discussions.

  • Essay-type homework exercises at the end of each day.

  • Quizzes with stand-alone items (after each section) and scenario-based quizzes (at the end of each day), intended to prepare the participants for the certification exam.


The main requirements for participating in this training course are a basic knowledge of ISO management system standards, overall knowledge of ISO 9001, and the MS implementation principles. An understanding of ISO’s quality management principles may also facilitate the learning process.


The “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Implementer” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a quality management system

Domain 2: Initiation of a QMS implementation

Domain 3: Planning of a QMS implementation based on ISO 9001 

Domain 4: Implementation of a QMS based on ISO 9001

Domain 5: Monitoring and measurement of a QMS based on ISO 9001  

Domain 6: Continual improvement of a QMS based on ISO 9001

Domain 7: Preparation for a QMS certification audit 

For specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the Examination Rules and Policies.

Certificate requirements

Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for one of the credentials shown in the table below. You will receive a certificate once you fulfill all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about ISO 9001 credentials and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

The credentials in the PECB ISO 9001 certification scheme have the following requirements:


CredentialExamProfessional experienceQMS project experienceOther requirements
PECB Certified ISO 9001 Provisional ImplementerPECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Implementer exam or equivalentNoneNoneSigning the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 9001 ImplementerPECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalentTwo years: One year of work experience in Quality ManagementProject activities: a total of 200 hoursSigning the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead ImplementerPECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Implementer exam or equivalentFive years: Two years of work experience in Quality ManagementProject activities: a total of 300 hoursSigning the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 9001 Senior Lead ImplementerPECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalentTen years: Seven years of work experience in Quality ManagementProject activities: a total of 1,000 hoursSigning the PECB Code of Ethics


Note: PECB certified individuals who possess both the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor credentials are qualified for the respective PECB Master Credential, given they have taken 4 additional Foundation Exams related to this scheme. For more information about the Foundation Exams and the overall Master Requirements, please go to PECB Master Credentials. 

To be considered valid, the audit activities should follow best audit practices and include the following:
    1. Drafting a QMS implementation plan.

    2. Managing or leading a QMS implementation.

    3. Initiating a QMS implementation project.

    4. Implementing a QMS.

    5. Conducting process mapping activities.

    6. Managing documented information.

    7. Establishing performance indicators and evaluating the QMS performance.

    8. Performing continual improvement activities.

General Information

  • Certification and examination fees are included in the price of the training course.

  • PECB will provide over 500 pages of instructional materials containing explanations, guidance, and practical examples.

  • An attestation of course completion worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants who have attended the training course.

  • In case of exam failure, the candidate can retake the exam once for free within 12 months following the initial exam date.

Registration Instructions:

  1.  Open an account on the PECB website:

  2. Get your PECB ID.

  3. Buy your course via MARKO Advance Store.

  4. In the checkout page, write your PECB ID in the “Order notes ” section.

  5. Make the online payment and complete your order.

(Note: For paper examination, there is extra fees of 1500 SAR)

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