Recertifying with IRCA demonstrates that your skills and experience are up-to-date.
IRCA certification lasts for five years. At the end of each five-year certification period, we ask that you update us on your experience and confirm that you're still active in the auditing profession.
You can recertify at any time up to three months before your recertification due date. To recertify, you need to submit evidence of your continuing professional development (CPD), audit experience and a declaration of compliance with the CQI and IRCA Code of Conduct.
In due course recertification will be a fully online process. At present you can record both your CPD and Audit Log in the members' section of the website, or you can download the documents you need below and submit them to us by email:
You are required to provide us with evidence that you are a current, competent, practising auditor. You do this by giving us details of the audits you have conducted.
The best way of doing this is in the online audit log in the members' section of this website. However, we are still accepting the old format audit log that you can download and email to us.
Your audit requirements will differ depending on which IRCA grade you currently hold. The table below gives a breakdown of audit requirements by grade.
Continuing professional development (CPD) guidance
You are required to provide us with evidence of your continuing professional development activities.
The best way of doing this is in the online CPD log in the members' section of this website. However, we are still accepting the old format CPD log that you can download and email to us.
Each year many auditors believe they have not fulfilled the CPD or audit requirements but go on to renew successfully after discussing their situation and experience with a member of our certification team. We have found that most auditors underestimate the amount of CPD they actually complete.
If in doubt, please contact us. We are here to help.
Take the opportunity to regrade for free
You can recertify to the same certification grade you already have or you can take the opportunity to advance to a higher grade without having to pay a regrade fee. Make sure you meet the requirements for the grade you want and then simply specify on your declaration form which grade you would like to be recertified to.
There is no fee for recertifying but you will need to pay the appropriate annual renewal fee once your recertification has been completed. Please visit our fees page for details of the annual fees for your country.
Has your certification lapsed?
If your recertification date has already passed, that means you are currently no longer certificated as an IRCA auditor. You can still recertify in the normal way, provided that your certification expired less than five years ago. Complete the online Return to IRCA form and one our membership team will be in touch. If your IRCA certification expired more than five years ago, you'll need to start a new application