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SAE AS9100 Revision C Lead Auditor

BSI's "SAE AS9100 Revision C Lead Auditor" course teaches the principles and practices of effective quality management systems and process audits in accordance with SAE AS9100 Revision C and ISO 19011, "Guidelines on Auditing Management Systems". Experienced instructors - who are also aerospace experienced auditors (AEAs) - guide students through the 3rd party auditing process by balancing formal classroom tutorials, practical role-playing, group workshops, and open forum discussions. This course is certified by Exemplar Global International. Students successfully completing this course (by passing the continual evaluation and the written examination) fulfill Exemplar Global training requirements for SAE AS9100 Revision C Lead Auditor Certification Scheme.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the purpose and intent of SAE AS9100 Revision C standard
  • Understand the requirements of the SAE AS9100 Revision C standard
  • Understand the requirements of SAE AS9104
  • Recognize the relationship of SAE AS9100 Revision C to civil aviation authority requirements, relevant Department of Defense requirements, and National Space Agency Procurement requirements
  • Understand ISO 19011 definitions, concepts, and guidelines
  • Manage an audit program
  • Initiate the audit and conduct opening meetings
  • Understand auditor responsibilities
  • Conduct on-site activities
  • Collect audit information
  • Use SAE AS9101E to evaluate the effectiveness of processes assessed during audits
  • Communicate effectively during the audit
  • Generate audit findings
  • Prepare audit conclusions
  • Conduct closing meetings
  • Report audit results
  • Conduct audit follow-up
  • Understand the registration process
  • Understand quality management definitions, concepts, and guidelines

Course Materials

Students receive comprehensive course manuals with reference materials.

Who Should Attend

  • Management Representatives
  • Quality Directors
  • Engineers
  • Consultants
  • Individuals interested in conducting firstparty, second-party, and third-party aerospace audits
  • Managers


A pre-course assignment must be completed before the first day of the course. A prior review of the SAE AS9100 Revision C standard is required. BSI strongly recommends that attendees have experience auditing to ISO 9001:2008.

Course Logistics

There is a written exam on day 5 at 1:30 PM. Detailed exam instructions are provided during the course. Certificates of completion are provided for students who exceed a 70% on both the continual evaluation and the exam. Certificates of attendance are provided to those who do not pass. All certificates are provided within 6 weeks of course completion. Student : Instructor Ratio - 10:1