Conventional vs Online Auditor Training Costs Compared

Little man - Question.jpgISO auditor training costs are ‘all over the shop’ – they vary hugely. And the option of self-paced online learning often gets overlooked.

It does not matter whether you are seeking a course that you will pay for yourself, one for which your organization will ‘pick up the tab’ or one that you can use to train many of your colleagues. No one has money to waste and budgets are always tight.

With so many types of ISO Auditor Training courses to choose from and just about as many learning service providers that provide them, it is too easy to waste time and money on a course that does not meet your specific needs.

So what happens if you are on a limited budget but would like to take advantage of the benefits that ISO auditor training can provide? 

A convenient and cost-effective option is online training or e-training.

Conventional vs Online ISO Training Costs

We have prepared a couple of comparison tables for you to judge just how much you can save with online training.

Hint: savings of 65% and more would not be unusual.  Just look at the tables below. 

But why is online ISO auditor training cheaper than conventional ISO auditor training?

Easy; conventional training includes necessary establishment costs, venue costs, and travel and accommodation costs for the tutor in addition to the tutor's fee.

As classes are often small, high course fees are necessary to break even. Online training on the other hand has modest establishment costs only, and effectively can offer one-to-one tuition.

Comparison of Conventional vs. Online Costs for ISO Auditor Training

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Conventional vs ISO Auditor Training Quality Comparison

Online training has come a long way from the days when courses were of 15 or 20 minutes duration. Today’s courses are just as comprehensive as conventional classroom courses with similar overall durations. 

With online auditor training you gain multiple quizzes, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), a consistent high standard of tuition, the option to suspend and resume a lesson, and many more. 

While you don’t have the benefit of one-to-one interaction with a tutor, you are able to work at your own pace and to review difficult or complex sections as often as you wish.  Add extensive Scenarios to practice what you’ve learned and you get an overall superior package.What is Certified Auditor Training

Are Online ISO Auditor Training Courses Recognised?

If they were provided by a certified online training service provider, yes.

There are actually international bodies that assess and certify such training providers.

In the case of deGRANDSON, our online training courses are assessed and certified by Business Quality Assurance International (BQAI) as compliant with the standards of ISO 29990 - the standard for ensuring the quality of education and training in non-university settings. 


The figures in our tables are of course typical ones, and your own situation may vary.  We suggest you get quotes from several local sources and redo the calculations above to see how much you can save with online training.

But do check it out - you'll be surprised (and perhaps embarrassed) at how much of your training budget is currently being wasted. What's more, you can save even more with corporate discounts.

Contact us today if you've got any questions.

Written by Dr John FitzGerald

Director and founder of deGRANDSON Global. After 15 years in the manufacturing industry, John has spent the past 25 years training, consulting and auditing ISO 9001 and other management systems.

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