Requirements for Maintaining Auditor Registration

Applicants are evaluated by IAR Accredited Certification Bodies
Auditor
To renew registration to the Auditor grade, auditors shall submit evidence (Certified by an IAR Accredited Certification Body) of
5 complete management system audits (or any number of partial audits sufficient in total to be equivalent to 5 complete
audits) as a member of an audit team or of having acquired equivalent auditing experience. All audits shall be conducted in
accordance with the practices described in ISO 19011.

Lead Auditor
To renew registration to the Lead Auditor grade, auditors shall submit evidence (Certified by an  IAR Accredited Certification
Body) of 5 complete management system audits (or any number of partial audits sufficient in total to be equivalent to 5
complete audits). The auditor shall have completed at least 2 of these audits in the capacity of Team Leader.

Continual Professional Development
To renew registration, all registered auditors must complete at least 45 hours of acceptable professional development over a
3 year period. Evidence of that professional development shall be properly verified by an IAR Accredited Certification Body and
the verification document must be submitted as part of the application for renewal of registration.

In the selection of appropriate professional development, auditors should consider their personal strengths and weaknesses
and identify areas for personal improvement. Professional development activities undertaken should in general be focused on
principles and practices necessary for improving auditing skills.
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