This grade is suitable if you conduct 'full system' audits as a member of a team or as a sole auditor. They may be internal full system audits, second-party or third-party audits.


At least to secondary education level.

Work Experience
  • Four years full-time experience, or three years with a degree or near degree
  • Two years’ full-time experience relevant to the auditor scheme you are applying for.

Auditor Training

  • An IACI-approved Auditor/Lead Auditor training course OR
  • An IACI-approved Auditor/Lead Auditor Conversion training course – only acceptable if you have previously completed a five-day Auditor/Lead Auditor training course in another discipline.

Auditor experience

  • At least four full management system audits covering all requirements of the relevant management system standard. Auditing activity must include document review, preparation and performance of on-site audit activities, and audit reporting. The total duration of these audits must not be less than 20 days, 15 of which must have been acquired on site.

Note: Although we recommend you should complete all of the audits under the direction and guidance of an auditor competent as a team leader (one currently certificated as a lead auditor or who has equivalent competence), we acknowledge that for many auditors this will be difficult . Consequently, we will accept a minimum of one audit under these conditions. We may require this team leader to attest to your competence to audit as a team member.

Process Chart

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