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Certified ISO 41001:2018 Lead Auditor

ABOUT ISO 41001 Lead Auditor Certification

ISO 41001 Lead Auditor certification demonstrates individuals' understanding of auditing principles, methodologies, and the specific requirements outlined in the ISO  41001:2018 standard.

GSDC offers the ISO 41001 Lead Auditor certification exam, enabling professionals to showcase their knowledge and practical skills in conducting effective facility management audits. By successfully completing this exam, candidates demonstrate their ability to plan, execute, and manage audits while ensuring compliance with the ISO 41001:2018 standard.

However, this certification serves as a valuable credential for experienced professionals who have already acquired the necessary knowledge and practical experience in facility management auditing. The GSDC Certified ISO 41001:2018 Lead Auditor certification enhances professionals' credibility and highlights their competence in identifying areas for improvement, evaluating facility management processes, and supporting organizations in maintaining compliance with the ISO 41001:2018 standard.

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OBJECTIVES Of ISO 41001 Certification

After the completion of your training you will be able to:
1. Efficiently plan, execute, and manage audits.
2. Ensure a solid grip of FMS Standards.

3. Identify process improvement opportunities.
4. Evaluate performance, assess risks, and drive improvement.
5. Support ISO 41001:2018 compliance.
6. Enhance professional credibility.

TARGET AUDIENCES For ISO 41001 Lead Auditor Certification

Project Managers

Project Board Members

Facility Managers

Team Managers

Product Delivery Managers

Infrastructure Managers

Business Change Analysts

Project Support

Project and Program Office Personnel

Operational line managers/staff


BENEFITS Of Certified ISO 41001 Lead Auditor 

Provides a competitive edge in the job market.

Enables effective evaluation of performance and risk assessment.

Assists organizations in maintaining ISO 41001:2018 compliance.

Enhances professional credibility and reputation.

Supports career advancement and professional development.

Facilitates networking and collaboration opportunities.


PRE-REQUISITES For ISO 41001 Certification

There are no mandatory pre-requisites for ISO 41001:2018 but below are few recommendations.

  • Recommended to have training on ISO 41001:2018 through a qualified training institution.
  • Recommended to have work experience in quality and security.

EXAMINATION of ISO 41001 Lead Auditor Certification

There will be a Multiple Choice Questions exam of 100 marks.
You need to acquire 60+ marks to clear the exam.
If the participant fails, he/she can re-take the exam after one day.
In case the participant does not score the passing percentage, then they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam attempt.




  • 1.Introduction to ISO 41001:2018:
    • Understanding first, second, and third-party audits
    • Exploring typical audit activities
    • Defining audit objectives, scopes, and criteria
    • Managing audit resources
    • Establishing roles, responsibilities, and confidentiality
    • Implementing effective audit methods
    • Conducting Stage 1 and Stage 2 audits
    • Utilizing an audit plan template and work documents
    • Conducting opening, audit evidence, and closing meetings
    • Ensuring effective communication during the audit process
    • Documenting audit findings
    • Facilitating audit meetings
    • Generating comprehensive audit reports
    • Undertaking appropriate follow-up actions
  • 2.The purpose and business benefits of a Facility Management System (FMS):
    • Familiarize yourself with FMS terminology and the PDCA cycle
    • Manage and interact with FMS elements effectively
    • Understand the role of the auditor in FMS
    • Maintain proper documentation in FMS
    • Initiate and conduct FMS audits
    • Review relevant documents
    • Develop an audit plan
    • Utilize work documents during the audit
    • Conduct an opening meeting
    • Make observations for improvement
  • 3.Auditing top management:
    • Understand the organization's context for auditing
    • Observe body language during the audit
    • Plan FMS-specific audit activities
    • Audit the organization's processes
    • Document and track audit trails
  • 4.Auditing the organization’s processes:
    • Identify process non-conformities
    • Hold a closing meeting
    • Prepare an audit report
    • Follow up on audit findings
    • Review specimen exams


Mike Niam

Designation - Facility Manager

I passed the GSDC Certified ISO 41001:2018 Lead Auditor exam on my first attempt and it has opened up new opportunities for me in my career. The exam was challenging but fair, and I appreciate the level of professionalism displayed by GSDC throughout the certification process.

Jin Smith

Designation - Facilities Coordinator

Being a certified ISO 41001:2018 Lead Auditor has helped me to enhance my skills and increase my credibility within the facilities management industry. I am grateful to GSDC for offering this certification exam and for the thoroughness of the exam which ensures that only competent professionals receive the certification. 

Mark Stone

Designation - Facilities Supervisor

I recently obtained my GSDC Certified ISO 41001:2018 Lead Auditor certification and I am delighted with the knowledge I have gained from the process. The exam was challenging, but it was a great way to validate my knowledge of facilities management and audit processes. The certification has added significant value to my resume and I highly recommend it to any facilities professional.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. How Do I Register?
    • Register Your Interest by clicking on this link: Register Now
  • 2. Who is the ideal audience for the ISO 41001 Lead Auditor Certification?
    • The ideal audience for the ISO 41001 Lead Auditor Certification is professionals who are involved in facility management, auditing, and related fields. This includes individuals who want to become lead auditors, quality managers, or those who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in facility management systems and auditing.
  • 3. What is Certified ISO 41001 and what are its benefits?
    • ISO 41001 is a standard that specifies the requirements for a facility management system. It provides a framework for managing the planning, design, and delivery of facility management services. The ISO 41001 certification demonstrates an organization's commitment to providing effective facility management services that meet the needs of its customers and stakeholders. The benefits of ISO 41001 certification include improved efficiency, cost savings, better customer satisfaction, and improved risk management.
  • 4. What are the job prospects for the Certified ISO 41001 Lead Auditor?
    • The job prospects for a Certified ISO 41001 Lead Auditor are quite promising. There is a growing demand for professionals who are skilled in facility management systems and auditing. They can work in a variety of industries such as construction, healthcare, hospitality, and more. Some of the job roles that a Certified ISO 41001 Lead Auditor can pursue are facility manager, quality manager, auditor, consultant, and trainer.
  • 5. What is the relevance of ISO 41001 Lead Auditor Certification in the industry?
    • The relevance of ISO 41001 Lead Auditor Certification in the industry is quite significant. With the increasing focus on sustainability and efficient resource management, organizations are looking for ways to improve their facility management practices. The ISO 41001 certification provides a systematic approach to managing facilities and improving their performance. This helps organizations to reduce costs, enhance productivity, and improve customer satisfaction.
  • 6. How long is a Certified ISO 41001 Lead Auditor valid for?
    • Unlike other certifications, GSDC certifications are valid for a lifetime, so you won't need to worry about renewing them or paying any renewal fees.
  • 7. What benefits does ISO 41001 Lead Auditor Certification provide to the organization?
    • The ISO 41001 Lead Auditor Certification provides several benefits to the organization. It helps to improve the quality and effectiveness of facility management services, which in turn leads to better customer satisfaction. It also helps to reduce costs, improve risk management, and enhance the organization's reputation. Moreover, it provides a framework for continual improvement, which enables the organization to adapt to changing business needs and customer requirements.

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