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Training Provider & Examiner Certification Scheme (TPECS)

What is TPECS?

TPECS is a competency-based training program and is designed to reflect contemporary and innovative learning and assessment (examination) practices and demonstrate that applicants achieve the level of knowledge competence required for the Exemplar Global (formerly RABQSA) personnel certification.

BSI is an Exemplar Global Certified TPECS Provider for the following Competency Units*:

  • (QM, AU, TL) ISO 9001
  • (MD, AU, TL) ISO 13485
  • (EM, AU, TL) ISO 14001
  • (OH, AU, TL) OHSAS 18001
  • (IT, AU, TL) ISO/IEC 20000
  • (IS, AU, TL) ISO/IEC 27001

How It Works

The TPECS training certification scheme includes three stages. First, students complete a 2-day Requirements course for the competency unit of their choice. Then, they complete a 1-day Internal Auditor course, and finally a 1-day Lead Auditor course. Exams are given at the end of each course. Students can elect to complete one, two, or all three stages/courses depending on the level of competency they are seeking.

Students who successfully complete any module of BSI's 4-day Lead Auditor training program and pass the relevant exams receive a Certificate of Attainment for each Exemplar Global knowledge competency unit taken. Students who do not initially pass a competency exam are given an opportunity to retake the exam and are provided with a Certificate of Attendance.


Lead Auditor Training
Internal Auditor Training
Leading Management Systems Audit Teams

TL: 1 Day

Upon successful completion of a 2-day Requirements module and the 1-day Internal Auditor module, students can take the final 1-day course to complete competency for Lead Auditor. Students will gain the following competencies by completing this module:

  • Process of assigning objectives, scope, and criteria to an audit
  • Audit planning
  • How to conduct opening and closing meetings
  • Importance of keeping to an audit timetable
  • Successful communication practices with the auditee and audit team
  • Issue resolution
  • Audit report distribution
Pick one of these 2-day courses - Requirements
Management Systems Auditing

AU: 1 Day

This module is intended for any individuals interested in conducting, managing, or participating in first-party (internal) audits, as well as Management System implementation team members. Students will gain the following competencies by completing this module:

  • The principles and techniques of auditing a management system
  • How to conduct a document review
  • How to apply audit sampling
  • How to practice effective audit communications
  • Application of successful interviewing techniques
  • How to take sufficient audit notes
  • What is meant by audit follow-up
Lessons applied to the chosen management system
  • Understand management definitions, concepts, and guidelines
  • Understand the purpose of the standard
  • Understand the requirements of the standard
  • Understand the process approach
  • Auditing to requirements
  • How to identify nonconformities
  • Purpose and content of an audit report
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
    REQUIREMENTS
    QM: 2 Days
  • ISO 13485 Medical Devices
    REQUIREMENTS
    MD: 2 Days
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
    REQUIREMENTS
    EM: 2 Days
  • OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
    REQUIREMENTS
    OH: 2 Days
  • ISO/IEC 20000 IT Service Management Systems
    REQUIREMENTS
    IT: 2 Days
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security
    Management Systems

    REQUIREMENTS
    ISMS: 2 Days

*(QM, MD, EM, OH, IT, IS – Requirements; AU – Internal Auditor; TL – Lead Auditor)