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Associate Auditor

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The Associate Auditor grade is designed for anyone who has undertaken an IRCA approved auditing course. Associate Auditors have their names on the IRCA register to demonstrate that they have been trained to an IRCA approved standard.

Benefits of Associate Auditor membership

Associate Auditors gain access to the IRCA member benefits including our resource, networking and development platforms. Associate Auditor is our most popular grade for new members looking to start their IRCA membership journey and get their name on the IRCA register.

  • Professional Recognition: Our IRCA Associate Auditors will have their name added to the IRCA register and receive the IRCA digital card which will add further recognition to them in the auditing field.
  • Networking: We have thousands of members across our memberships and becoming an Associate Auditor will allow you to interact with our network through our 29 branches, 11 Special Interest Groups and our exclusive LinkedIn group.
  • Resources: Our content materials including our Quality World articles and webinars online, in-depth ISO reports, and access to our E-library.
  • Development tools: Our development tools including our CPD toolmentoring platformProfession mapQuality Careers hub, and Quality Learning hub.

For a more in-depth view of our benefits, please see our benefits page here.

These benefits will encourage and assist you to enhance your career and regrade to our auditing grades once you meet our auditing grade requirements.

Grade Requirements

You must have attended an IRCA certified foundation course AND passed an IRCA-certified Internal Auditor training course  


Passed an IRCA certified Auditor/Lead Auditor course  


Passed a relevant IRCA-certified auditor conversion course (if auditor/lead auditor in another scheme)  

To find IRCA-approved training courses, please use the search tool here.

IRCA Certification schemes

The IRCA has 14 certification schemes covering a range of ISO standards including ISO9001, ISO45001 and ISO13485.

For a full list of certification schemes please click here.

You must have taken an IRCA-approved auditing course in the standard/s of the scheme/s you are applying for.

Start your IRCA journey

Complete the online application form, providing details of your training. 

Pay the application fee and submit your application today.

Regrading and fees


You may regrade at anytime during your membership to an alternative IRCA grade. You will not need to pay an additional membership fee to regrade however a small regrade fee is due to process your application.


For all new membership applications, there are two fees to pay; a one-off application fee to process your application and an annual membership fee. The annual membership fee for IRCA covers a 12 month period (1 year). A membership fee will be due for each scheme you are registered on. For a link to the fees, please click here.

How to apply for Associate Auditor


Take your career to the next level and become a member.

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Take our quiz to find out which auditor grade you may be eligible for

Have a question?

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IRCA Certified Training

IRCA auditing courses are delivered globally and cover QMS, EMS, OH&S and more.