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Certification scheme “Auditor QMS” Grade: Lead Auditor, Auditor, Internal Auditor English Version

Tabella Requirements Prima Certificazione

Requirements

Grade Auditor

Lead Auditor

Auditor

Internal Auditor

Education

Secondary or higher education
(minimum EQF 5)

Secondary or higher education
(minimum EQF 5)

Secondary or higher education
(minimum EQF 5)

Training

Training on ISO 9001 in current edition (at least 16 hours) Training on audit techniques according to ISO 19011 in current edition (at least 24 hours) the Standard UNI EN ISO 17021-1:2015 e IAF MD 5

Training on ISO 9001 in current edition (at least 16 hours) Training on audit techniques according to ISO 19011 in current edition (at least 24 hours) the Standard UNI EN ISO 17021-1:2015 e IAF MD 5

Training on ISO 9001 in current edition (at least 8 hours) Training on audit techniques according to ISO 19011 in current edition (at least 16 hours)

Work experience

5 years

(4 years if holding a higher secondary education qualification) of which at least 2 years in the field QMS

5 years

(4 years if holding a higher secondary education qualification) of which at least 2 years in the field QMS

2 years

(1 year if in possession of a higher secondary education qualification)

Documented audit experience in the last three years

2 audits or more for a total of at least 7 days of auditing in the role of Auditor

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2 audits or more for a total of at least 7 audit days acting as Lead Auditor

2 audits or more for a total of at least 7 days of audits

2 audits or more for a total of at least 4 days of audits

Table Requirements Annual retention

Requirements

Grade Auditor

Lead Auditor

Auditor

Internal Auditor

Professional ethics

Compliance with the Personnel Certification Regulations

Compliance with the Personnel Certification Regulations

Compliance with the Personnel Certification Regulations

Correct use of certification and marks

Compliance with the Personnel Certification Regulations

Compliance with the Personnel Certification Regulations

Compliance with the Personnel Certification Regulations

Complaints

Absent

Absent

Absent

Annual fee

Payment

Payment

Payment

Audit experience in your role

3 audits or more for a total of at least 7 days of audits

3 audit o più per un totale di almeno 7 gg di audit

1 audit o più per un totale di almeno 2 gg di audit

Professional development and continuous improvement*

4 h training

documented

4 h training

documented

4 h training

documented

Table Requirements Three-year renewal

Requirements

Grade Auditor

Lead Auditor

Auditor

Internal Auditor

Professional ethics

Compliance with the Personnel Certification Regulations

Rispetto di quanto previsto dal Regolamento di Certificazione del Personale

Rispetto di quanto previsto dal Regolamento di Certificazione del Personale

Correct use of certification and marks

Compliance with the Personnel Certification Regulations

Compliance with the Personnel Certification Regulations

Compliance with the Personnel Certification Regulations

Complaints

Absent

Absent

Absent

Annual fee

Payment

Payment

Payment

Continuità professionale

9 audit o più per un totale di almeno 21 gg ricoprendo il ruolo di Lead Auditor

9 audit o più per un totale di almeno 21 gg di audit

3 audit o più per un totale di almeno 6 gg di audit

Aggiornamento professionale e miglioramento continuo*

12 h di training

documentabile

12 h di training

documentabile

12 h di training

documentabile

Criteria and Methods for assessment, certification, surveillance, renewal, extension, suspension and revocation

The description of all criteria and methods adopted by ICEP (including the code of conduct) are clearly described in the Staff Certification Regulations (RCER) in applicable revision, to which reference is made. Therefore those Rules are an integral part of this Certification Scheme. 

 

Key examination topics

Standards and Guidelines

Contents

Notes

ISO 9001:2015

Quality Management Systems - Requirements

It is the reference standard; national, international and/or company standards are also acceptable if they include all the requirements of the reference standard.

ISO 19011:2018

Guidelines for audits of quality and/or environmental management systems

It is the reference guideline for the definition of auditing competences and activities. For anything not better specified, please refer to this guideline. The general rules for the management of certification schemes, in particular IAF rules and standards of the relevant ISO 17000 family, must also be known.

UNI EN ISO 17021-1:2015

Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems

Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems

Other ISO 9000 family standards (applicable edition)

ISO 9000 Quality management systems - Fundamentals and vocabulary.

ISO 9000 Managing an organisation for sustained success - The quality management approach

Standards referred to in ISO 9001

ISO 31000 (relevant edition)

Risk management

Reference standard for risk management.

ISO 31010 (relevant edition)

Guidelines

Guide to risk assessment techniques

IAF MD 5

IAF Mandatory Document for Duration of QMS and EMS Audits.

 

Qualifying auditor qualifications, activities and audits (completed within the last three years from the date of the Application for Certification)

Lead Auditor

A person who is competent to carry out a third party audit in the role of Audit Team Leader.

Qualifying audits

Third party audits*** carried out in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 9001 (in its current version or equivalent national, international or company standards in their current version)**** in the role of Audit Team Leader.

Partial verification audits of the Requirements of ISO 9001 and/or equivalent are not accepted.

Auditor

Person who has the competence to carry out a third-party audit.

Qualifying audits

Third party audits carried out in accordance with ISO 19011 and in accordance with

ISO 9001 (in its current version or equivalent national, international or company standards in their current version) ****.

Partial verification audits of the Requirements of ISO 9001 and/or equivalent are not accepted.

Internal Auditor

A person who has the competence to carry out a first and/or second party audit.

First and/or second party audits carried out in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 9001 (in its current version or equivalent national, international or company standards in their current version)****.

Partial verification audits of the Requirements of ISO 9001 and/or equivalent are not accepted.

 

(*) In the absence of certificates of attendance at specific training courses provided by organisations, it is sufficient to attach to the Request for Certification a training report or a declaration signed by an ICEP certified Lead Auditor or equivalent attesting to the training.

(**) Participation in qualified courses or training courses on IRCA guidelines or equivalent are considered valid.

 (***) A third party audit is considered as such if the Client of the audit is either a Certification Body accredited by a Body signatory to the MLA mutual recognition agreements or under EU regulation 765/2008 or any Organisation independent of the Organisation assessed. In the latter case, the Applicant must enclose with the Certification Request the documentation necessary for ICEP to assess the actual independence.

(****) If the reference standard is not ISO 9001, it is necessary to attach a copy of the equivalent standard to the Request for Certification signed by the Applicant for the purpose of releasing ICEP regarding its use for the evaluation and possible granting of personnel certification.