Find out how to become an IRCA Auditor


Work experience

You must have a minimum of four years’ full-time general work experience, and at least two years of scheme-specific work experience.


You must have successfully completed an IRCA Certified Auditor/Lead Auditor course, or a relevant IRCA Certified Auditor/Lead Auditor conversion course (if you are an Auditor/Lead Auditor in another scheme).

Auditing experience

You must have completed full management system audits covering all elements of the audit cycle, amounting to at least 20 days, including at least 15 days on site.

Audits must have been performed:

  • After successfully completing an IRCA Certified Training Course
  • Within the 5 years of the date of your application

Please note we do not accept surveillance (partial system) audits for the purposes of Auditor/Lead Auditor applications.

To apply

To apply to join IRCA at the Auditor grade click here