Comparison with other courses


CALISO Online Training courses

Other courses

Cost 60-70% cheaper AND there is no additional Travel Cost. Travel costs for sending employees to training courses and seminars, represent 40% of training budgets for large corporations..... Charge a premium because they have less registrants and much narrower reach than the CALISO online training which has trainees from as far as South Africa, Malaysia, Iceland and Japan.
Content The courses use the exact excerpts of the standards or regulations with no distortions and inaccuracies because of paraphrasing or trainer's "own" interpretation. Because of time and cost constraints regular class courses use material that very often paraphrases the standard and use the trainer's own experience and interpretation. This results in a lot of inaccuracies and distortions.
Learning experience With no time limits on the training or on taking the quizzes you can really absorb the information and provide more accurate answers on quizzes. Time constraints very often make for incomplete learning experiences. People learn at a various speeds and rates; time constraints prevent effective learning.


You don't need to travel to go attend a seminar or class out-of-town. You can take it from your office, your home or any other location, at your own pace and take as much training as you want until you complete the course. On most class courses you have to go off-site for at least one day if not five days for lead auditor courses where you also stay in a hotel. They also very often get canceled because of a lack of attendance, thus delaying your training plans and schedules. On-site courses will also have you spend at least a day locked in a conference room.
Approvals RAB-Approved ISO 9000:2000 training for QMS auditors during the transition period which ended December, 15 2003.

International Auditor and Training Certification Association (IATCA) Approval during the transition period which ended December, 15 2003..

RWTUV-USA approved certificates

NOTE: TAKING A CERTIFIED COURSE DOES NOT MAKE YOU A CERTIFIED AUDITOR. You need to accumulate 30+ audit days witnessed or sponsored by a certified Lead Auditor, meet other educational requirements, then apply for certification. It is a lengthy process, and once you are certified, you need to maintain that certification with a minimum number of audit days and continual professional development. This is only worthwhile if you are planning to have a job with a Registrar. Click here to see certification requirements for RAB.
Recognition Very large and reputable organizations such as Philips Medical, CISCO, Sears and Raytheon are using our online training programs to improve on training effectiveness and save on cost. Only a handful of training costly course providers has good recognition. A lot of training courses come very short in providing recognized training achievement that can advance your career or benefit your organization.
Benefits for implementation Very exact knowledge of the standards results in streamlined and beneficial implementation. Very often lack in preciseness as to standard requirements and lead to over or under implementation.
Benefits for internal audits Training relating directly to the standard requirements result in value -added audits. Except for a few good courses from costly training provider, they often yield to subjective and disruptive non-beneficial audit results.
Benefits for external audits Better communication with external auditors by referencing requirements of the standards or regulations, not subjective interpretations. This is often the key to successfully passing your external audits. Except for a few good courses from costly training providers, the trainees are unable to communicate clearly with registrar and customer auditors on compliance to specific requirements.