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API Lead Auditing - Presented by Aston Technical Consulting Services LLC


When: April 12, 2021 - April 14, 2021

Where: Virtual Live Training (Central Standard Time)

Presented by Aston Technical Consulting Services, LLC

Course Highlights:

Learn how to conduct effective audits and lead an audit team. This three-day course is an add on to the two-day Fundamentals of Auditing course. By attending the third day, you will be given additional information on leading an audit team as well as the additional auditing processes that are unique to the API program. Upon successful completion of this course, you will know how to:

  • Apply the principles, procedures and techniques of planning and conducting effective audits
  • Manage the audit process from planning to reporting to closing out nonconformities
  • Lead and direct an audit team from assigning audit tasks, communicating with team members, coordinating the audit to taking responsibility of the audit output (report and nonconformities)
  • Demonstrate personal attributes and skills expected from lead auditors, including handling conflicts within the audit team

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Define key auditing concepts, ethics, and standards used in the auditing process
  • Demonstrate how to develop an audit program
  • Understand how to conduct an effective audit
  • Execute post audit activities
  • Illustrate how to lead an audit
  • Describe the responsibilities of the audit team leader

Who Should Attend:

  • Personnel involved in managing their organization’s audit program or in leading audits of their organization’s management system
  • Professionals seeking certification or continuing education to maintain their certification
  • Auditors looking to upgrade their auditing skills
  • Personnel responsible for assisting their organization to achieve conformity to API Spec Q1 or API Spec Q2

CEUs and Certificates:

This course is accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training. Participants meeting the requirements of the course will be awarded the following:

CEUs: 1.8

Certificate: A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the requirements of the class and the practical assessment.

About the Instructor:

Bill Aston is a certified Exemplar Global (RABQSA) Master Auditor. Bill has worked in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries for over 40 years. His past work experiences include QA/QC, Risk management, Personnel Training, and Auditing as related to Gas plant operations, Supply chain quality management, Plant construction projects, Onshore and Offshore pipelines construction projects, and development of quality management systems for certification and API product monogram licenses. Other professional certifications include PECB certified Lead Auditor, ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, and an Exemplar Global Recognized Training Provider. Bill is a member of API Quality Subcommittee 18, API Supply Chain Management Subcommittee 20, and US TAG to ISO TC 176 and TC 67.

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