Chartered Quality Institute

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"CQI and IRCA is a distinguished global brands, providing the highest standard of training to millions of quality professionals worldwide."


Over the last 30 years the CQI and IRCA have become world leaders in training and developing the quality and auditing profession, providing the highest standards of training to more than a million professionals around the world.

The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) is the global chartered body for quality professionals with a unique network of nearly 20,000 members worldwide. The CQI encompasses the whole quality community, including quality management professionals and management systems auditors, through its specialist division the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), the world’s largest professional body of its kind.

As a global professional body, the CQI advances the practice of quality management in all sectors. It defines and leads the quality profession, setting the standards for its capability and scope through the CQI Competency Framework.

The right training can enhance career prospects - and the CQI offers some of the best training for quality professionals in the world. Certified Training is available globally, developed and delivered by a worldwide network of Approved Training Partners (ATPs) allowing delegates to find the course that's right for them in their country or region.

Find out more about the CQI, make an enquiry or visit CQI's website 

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CQI and IRCA Certified Training

CQI and IRCA Certified Training offers a range of modular training courses on quality and auditing topics at different levels. This portfolio combines the knowledge and capability requirements of the CQIs two membership brands, CQI and IRCA.

There are three levels of CQI and IRCA Certified Training:

Foundation (available now) - For those who are new to quality or auditing, or who work in other professions.

Practitioner (to be released via CQI's Approved Training Partners soon) - For those who are currently practicing quality or auditing and are in, or aspire to middle management.

Professional (to be released via CQI's Approved Training Partners soon) – For those who are currently practicing quality or auditing and are in, or aspire to leadership or senior management.

Each training course is mapped to the CQIs Competency Framework ensuring that learning is aligned with the skills and knowledge called on by industry reflecting the integrated nature of the modern quality and auditing professions.

The CQI improves the performance of organisations by developing their capability in quality management. CQI and IRCA Certified Training is about more than just certification or compliance; courses support your professional development, whether you work in quality or another business area, enabling you to develop your expertise and achieve your career goals at every stage in your career.

Why Choose CQI and IRCA Certified Training?

Learn from the best

CQI and IRCA Certified Training courses are independently assessed and are developed and delivered by accredited training partners worldwide. The CQI can ensure with confidence each course meets the highest standards of delivery.

Enhance your career prospects

The portfolio has been created alongside industry experts and provides clear development paths for individuals by combining its modular format with a comprehensive range of subjects.

Get the skills you need

Learning is aligned with the skills and knowledge required by quality and auditing professionals. The nature of these courses means the learning can be personalised to suit your career, area of expertise or development objectives.

Pick and choose what you want to learn

Short and modular, our portfolio of courses enables you to create your own learning programme.

Find out more about CQI and IRCA Certified Training. Make an enquiry or visit the CQI's website.

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Approved Training Partners

CQI and IRCA Certified Training is delivered by a network of Approved Training Partners (ATPs) worldwide. We choose each training partner with care, ensuring that they meet the highest standards through a rigorous assessment process.

This ensures our globally recognised brands, the CQI and IRCA can continue to give delegates assurance and confidence in the courses bearing our accreditation.

Our Approved Training Partners are located in 110 countries across the world and they offer a range of different delivery methods:

  • Classroom Based
  • Distance Learning
  • E-Learning
  • Blended Learning

Find a CQI and IRCA Approved Training Partner in your location, visit the CQI's website.

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CQI Competency Framework

CQI and IRCA Certified Training underpinned by the CQI’s Competency Framework helps:

  • Quality professionals to plan and advance their careers (and influence and lead their organisation in positioning quality at the heart of their organisation)
  • Employers of quality professionals to support and develop their people

Each certified course is underpinned by each of the elements in the Competency Framework which sets out the abilities and types of behaviour that quality professionals need to master to be successful in their jobs.

It is structured around what quality professionals do which falls into the categories of:

  • Governance
  • Assurance
  • Improvement

The frame work also incorporates the context in which an individual works, and the behaviours that should be exhibited.

This framework is being used by large organisations around the world to assess their employee’s competencies and training is then used as the solution to fill competency gaps ensuring they have the right knowledge and skills to excel and grow.

Find out more about CQI and IRCA Certified Training. Make an enquiry or visit the CQI’s website

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Training Quiz

As a professional you want to progress and develop your skills. As we provide certified courses on three levels, foundation, practitioner and professional you may need help to assess which training category is right for you and your learning requirements.

To make this easier for you, take our short training quiz. It will provide you with guidance on the training that right for you.

To take the quiz, click here

Student story

The courses are very valuable. I’ve been on many courses that don’t have much value and you almost come away from them thinking, well, that was just a money-making thing. The [CQI and IRCA Certified Training] courses have been extremely beneficial and directly applicable to the role I’ve been in.

Paul Burkholder, Bombardier Transportation.

Contact details


2nd Floor North

Chancery Exchange

10 Furnival Street

London EC4A 1AB

T: +44 (0) 207 245 8597

The CQI Website


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