How to create internal Auditor Training Program?

How to create internal Auditor Training Program in the Company ?

 Internal Audit Training Program

Training Program is to instruct internal auditors of the company in the principles and practices specific to auditing for conformance with the requirements of international standards that is ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2004, OHSAS 18001: 2007. Training conduct as per internal auditor’s international standard 19011:2002

The program goal to prepare auditors to be able to conduct effective audits and to encourage constructive development of audit skills thought analysis and self criticism.

  • Have you ever realized that effective internal audits can help you in realizing benefits of implementing international management systems?
  • Do you think internal auditors of your organization are capable of managing audits?
  • Have you any time considered internal audited as a proven tool for improvements?
  • Have you realized that the superficiality in conducting audit is harming to the real purpose of implementation?

It is always tricky to accept internal audit as a process of identifying improvement opportunities. It is also a fact that well trained internal auditors can make organization realize the benefits of internal audits.  It is a reality that organising audit is a costly event if it is not effective.

Program Catalog

The program shall cover the following

a)        Specific clauses of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001

b)        Specific requirements of ISO 19011

c)        Types of audits with examples (mainly)

i.     system, process and product

ii.     internal and external

iii.     first party, second party and third party

iv.     compliance, pre-assessment, certification / initial assessment and surveillance

d)        Auditee and Auditor responsibilities

e)        Audit process including audit planning, structure, timing, document review, check lists, reporting, opening & closing meetings and record keeping

f)        process of certification

g)        Auditor’s personal qualifications and conduct, including personal attributes, audit management capabilities, behavior, NABAT code of conduct, do’s and don’ts of conducting audit

h)        Audit techniques and procedures, includin

i.     Sampling

ii.     audit team meetings

iii.     note taking

iv.     communication and documentation of non conformities and observations

v.     auditing techniques and objective evidence

vi.     classification of non conformities

vii.     non-conformity reports

viii.     conducting meetings

i)         Post-audit follow up on non conformities and closing out of corrective actions

j)         Roles of audit team members and others associated with the team and the audit, including audit team leader, auditor, observer, trainee auditor, trainee team leader, witness, expert, guide and auditees.

k)        Case Study and examples covering all important aspects.

Participants – preparation before conduct audit training


It is important that each participant has the appropriate knowledge before attending the course:

  1. Participants should have read and understood the latest issue of applicable international standards and the requirements and implications.
  2. Participants should be well aware of relationship of various standards internationally.
  3. Participants should be clear about the structure of an organization, its linkages and the responsibilities of various functions.


The evaluation of the candidate shall be done on the basis of Continuous evaluation through:

i) Multiple choice, true/false or short answer questions

ii) Feedback


The total course time devoted to direct instruction and to assigned team and individual activities is 23 hours ( or 03 days ) and an additional 1 hour of feedback session on last day.

The course is structured and conducted so that each participant is subjected to realistic audit practices and conditions.

Case studies cover all the important aspects of the standards and guide the participants for conducting effective audits.

ii) Participants

The maximum participants that a course shall accommodate are twenty.

All participants shall be required to attend the full duration of the course .The participants cannot break and attend the training in multiple courses.

iii) Methodology

The pedagogy includes lectures, individual and group exercises, case study discussions, etc. The participants will be encouraged to discuss and share their experience


Iv) Programme reading material

The reading material for all the participants shall be provided by us .

Who should attend?

This program is designed to benefit all participants involved in internal audits with a focus on identifying opportunities for continual improvements in the organizations and making team to participate effectively. It will be advantageous if decision makers of different functions participate with their team. This program will be of great help to the organizations who has already implemented or in process for implementation of international management systems.


Prof. Andre Smith, Smith Quality Programmer

Supporting Team:

Company – management Representative – Mr. Kim Hancock

Asst. Director of System – Mr. Jimmy Valentine


Venue & Time

Conformance Hall No-01

Time:    0930   to 1730

Date: Jan 03, 2014 to 05th Jan, 2014


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