"We provide knowledge and information about CGMP and Quality Systems to the Life Science industry"

Compliance Seminars®

Pharmaceutical process equipment

Auditor / Lead Auditor

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Unique training to become certified Auditor/ Lead Auditor

This tailor-made training gives you the tools and skills required as Auditor or Lead Auditor. The course covers the core elements of ISO19011, Guidelines for Auditing Management systems and includes several practical exercises that will help you apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios.

NOTE: This course is mainly focusing on Auditing but combined with training in Medical Device regulations or Pharmaceutical CGMP/GDP it makes you prepared to lead or perform audits in the Pharmaceutical or Medical Device industry. Read more about our complete training programs here »

The training also serves as preparation for personal certification as Auditor/Lead Auditor Pharmaceutical or Medical Devices. Read more about the certification process for Auditor/Lead Auditor at www.sbq.nu

Course description:

Audit principles covered in this training are based on the international recognized standard ISO 19011:2011. The content is tailor made for pharmaceutical and medical device organizations with strong focus on what to audit and how to verify compliance in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. This training will give you the right tools regardless if you are going to audit the internal quality system against e.g. medical device regulations, ISO 13485 or GMP/QS requirements* or if you are going to audit suppliers/contract manufacturers.

* EU GMP Vol 4, 21 CFR210/211, EU GDP Guide, 21 CFR 820

After completion of the course you are equipped to perform and lead internal and external GMP/Quality System audits and act as an escort at audits from contractors or inspections from authorities, notified bodies and certification bodies.

You will also be prepared for the examination needed for personal certification as Auditor or Lead Auditor for Pharmaceuticals or Medical Devices. To receive and maintain the certification sufficient auditing experience is also required (read more about the personal certification at www.sbq.nu)

Who should attend?

QA professionals doing internal or external audits, or persons in the process of becoming auditors who need:

  • knowledge about auditing techniques to verify that requirements applicable to the audited organization has been fulfilled.
  • documented competency, as auditor in the Life Science industry.

Prerequisites (Previous knowledge)

At least one year professional experience within the pharmaceutical or medical device industry and knowledge about regulatory requirements and quality system in the same industry (i.e. GMP, GDP, ISO 13485 and/or 21 CFR 820). It is a benefit if you have some experience in auditing. We recommend that you have participated in applicable intermediate level QMS/GMP/GDP course before this course. Read more here»

Training objectives

  • Be capable to plan, perform, report and follow-up on internal and external audits.
  • Plan audit programs and perform audits on system and corporation level.
  • To select and apply the most suitable audit method for a specific audit scope and objective.
  • Understand important aspects on leading an audit team.
  • To understand the relation between the regulations and the quality system requirements from an auditing perspective.
  • As auditor, being able to verify fulfillment or non-fulfillment of the audit criteria.

Course outline

  • Audits - Purpose and objective
  • Quality systems from an auditing perspective
  • ISO 19011
  • Audit planning; Audit program and audit plan. Audit team
  • Perform audits
    • Preparation – document review and checklists
    • Interviewing techniques
    • To meet and treat different types of personalities
    • Document internal audits
  • Roles, responsibilities and competences
  • Cultural differences
  • Supplier audits
  • Writing the audit report
  • Classification of findings
  • Follow-up; Verification of actions and effectiveness
  • Audit summary and presentation for management
  • Summary – wrap up.



Get FREE access to Gate2GMP®, our document library and search tool.
Watch this short video to learn more about what Gate2GMP® offers »


Bring this course in-house?

Are you a group in need of the same training?
Do you wish to customize this course to suit your needs?

 If so, running the course in-house is probably the best and most cost effective solution.

Make an enquiry





Course facts

Course no:
Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Intermediate / Expert
US and EU

No of participants:
Max 18

Anna Lundén  Åse Ek
Anna Lundén, Key2Compliance AB
Åse Ek, Symbioteq Kvalitet AB

Date, location and venue:

3-5 November 2020, Copenhagen
Tietgensgade 65    
(Entrance from Kvægtorvsgade)

Register by 22 Sep - Save 2 250 DKK (€ 300)

Specify our booking code D000030870 to get a discount when making a reservation at a Scandic Hotel.
Scandic Hotels nearby:
» Scandic Webers (500m)
» Scandic Kødbyen (800m)
» Scandic Copenhagen (800m)

This course is offered in-house.
Click here for more info and inquiry form.


3 days:
09.00-17.00   (Registration 8.30-09.00 day 1)

Price (excl. local VAT):

Register by 22 Sept - Save 2 250 DKK (€ 300)
Until 22 Sept: 16 740 DKK (€ 2 250)
From 23 Sept: 18 990 DKK (€ 2 550)
Incl. course material (pdf), lunches and refreshments

Note. Due to tax/VAT regulations within the EU (for courses/seminars/conferences), the course fee is invoiced in the local currency and local VAT is added.
Accommodation is NOT included in the course fee.

Certification test online
Individual certification test Auditor/Lead Auditor for Pharmaceuticals or Medical Devices is performed by SBQ Certification AB.

» More information and application at www.sbq.nu

For groups registered and invoiced together for the same course we offer the following quantity discount:
3 persons or more 15%
We do not offer or practice any general company discounts without commitments and/or written agreements.

Course material (Handouts)  
No printed course material will be provided on our courses*.
This is primarily to protect the environment. Therefore, we encourage you to bring a laptop / tablet to the course - it is possible to make notes in the PDF file you will have access to.
3-5 days prior the course you will receive a download link for the course handouts as a PDF.
Note pads and pens will always be provided at the venue.

Cancellation policy - Compliance Seminars®  

Cancellation of registration:

Registration is binding and when you have received our confirmation the following conditions are known and accepted. If you for any reason is unable to attend, substitution is always possible and preferred.
All cancellations and/or substitutions must have been communicated with and confirmed by us.
Cancellations received less than 30 calendar days before course start are subjected to a service charge of 150 € (Euro)/registered course day as compensation for additional administrative burden and for non refundable part of the conference reservation. Cancellations received less than 14 calendar days prior the course, or failure to cancel or "no-show", will be charged in full.

Cancellation of courses: Courses may be cancelled by the organizer if bookings fail to reach minimum numbers (normally not later than 30 days prior the course start), or due to other reasons beyond our control. In such circumstances charged course fees will be refunded, credited, or granted to attend another course for the same value. NOTE! Key2Compliance AB is NOT responsible or liable to any costs in conjunction with a cancelled course. If you need to book flights way ahead (+35 days prior the course) check with us before finalizing the purchase of flights and/or hotel accommodation for an update on the registration situation.