Find out how to become an IRCA Auditor



You must have passed:

  • An IRCA Certified Auditor/Lead Auditor course,


  • A relevant IRCA Certified Auditor/Lead Auditor conversion course (if you are an Auditor/Lead Auditor in another scheme). 

Auditing experience

You must have successfully completed a minimum of four management system audits which:

  • Cover all elements of the audit cycle
  • Amount to a minimum of 20 days
  • Include a minimum of 15 days on site. 

Audits must have been performed: 

  • After passing the relevant IRCA Certified training course 
  • Within 5 years of the date of your application 

Work experience

Some IRCA schemes have additional work experience requirements.

Information on these additional requirements can be found here.