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I have completed ISO 27001:2013 Lead auditor course recently.
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Rhand Leal May 17, 2017

My company has already implemented 27001:2013 and we have an external audit scheduled in the comming week.
I would want be an observer in this external audit, before I start auditing. Is it possible? Is it the right way to start off Please share your inputs.

Answer: Yes, it is possible, but this situation varies from organization to organization and according to certification body policies, so you should verify this first with the person responsible for the audit in your organization (e.g., CISO, management representative, etc.). After that this person has to communicate the request to the external auditor so he can see if for that audit is possible to have an observer. If all is ok, the most important issue you have to note is that an observer, as the name says, cannot interfere during the audit. If you have anything to say or ask you have to do that outside the audit scheduled activities.

This article will provide you further explanation about becoming an auditor:
- Which q uestions will the ISO 27001 certification auditor ask? https://advisera.com/27001academy/blog/2015/07/20/which-questions-will-the-iso-27001-certification-auditor-ask/
- How to approach an auditor in a certification audit https://advisera.com/articles/how-to-approach-an-auditor-in-a-certification-audit/

These materials will also help you regarding becoming an auditor:
- ISO Internal Audit: A Plain English Guide https://advisera.com/books/iso-internal-audit-plain-english-guide/
- Free online training ISO 27001 Foundations Course https://advisera.com/training/iso-27001-foundations-course/

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