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Auditing the audit function

"My organization just underwent our 2015 transition audit by an external registrar. Prior to the external audit, a full system audit was conducted by internal auditors and documented. However, much attention was focused on whether the internal audit function as under 9.2 was audited internally. To me, it appears that 9.2 requires that a full internal audit of the management system is conducted prior to certification. But, does 9.2 require that the internal audit function (9.2) is also audited by a separate group of independent auditors prior to certification? We were advised that if the internal audit had not been audited prior to a registrar audit, then this is considered as a non-conformity, because the entire 14001 standard would have not been satisfied. Can you provide clarity on the intent of 9.2?”
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Carlos Pereira da Cruz Apr 12, 2018

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Yes, the internal audit function must be audited prior to certification. For example, does the organization keep records of the implementation of the audit program and its results? Does the organization keep records of the selection of auditors that show their ability to conduct audits in an objective and impartial manner?

Does records of audits carried out show treatment of nonconformities and timely development of effective corrective actions?

The following material will provide you information about internal audits:

- ISO 14001 – Internal Audits in the EMS: Five Main Steps - https://advisera.com/14001academy/blog/2019/08/27/key-iso-14001-benefits-to-customers/nowledgebase/internal-audits-in-the-ems-five-main-steps/
- Creating an ISO 14001 internal audit plan - https://advisera.com/14001academy/blog/2017/01/16/creating-an-iso-14001-internal-audit-plan/
- free online training ISO 14001:2015 Foundations Course - https://training.advisera.com/se/iso-14001-internal-auditor-course/o-14001-foundations-course/
- book - THE ISO 14001:2015 COMPANION – A A Straightforward Guide to Implementing an EMS in a Small Business - https://advisera.com/books/the-iso-14001-2015-companion/
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