Accepted alternative training courses

Transferring your auditor certification to IRCA from another recognized auditor certification body

Provider Accepted equivalent
RABQSA

IRCA will no longer accept certificates of successful completion from RABQSA TPECS assessments dated after 1 July 2012.

IRCA will limit acceptance of certificates of successful completion from RABQSA Training Course Certification to the RABQSA Internal QMS Auditor training course as equivalent to the IRCA Internal QMS Auditor and IRCA QMS Foundation courses (meeting the training requirement for IRCA certification as an internal auditor) dated from 1 July 2012.

However, IRCA will accept certificates of successful completion from RABQSA TPECS assessments and RABQSA Training Course Certification dated prior to 1 July 2012, for a period of 3 years from the issue date of the certificate.

Please contact us on +44 (0)20 7245 8602 if you require any further information or have a query about an RABQSA certificate you hold.
IEMA

IRCA accept the IEMA approved Advanced Course in Environmental Auditing as an acceptable equivalent to the IRCA EMS lead auditor course, providing the delegates achieve an 5 points / 70% exam mark.

IRCA will also accept successful completion of the IEMA approved Foundation Course in Environmental Auditing (and the examination) if it is supported by an IRCA certified five day QMS (or other discipline, i.e. OH&S or FSMS) lead auditor course.
CEF IRCA accept the Safe-T-Cert as an alternative to the IRCA certified OH&S lead auditor course, but only for those auditors within the Irish construction industry conducting audits to the Safe-T-Cert standard.
NABET

IRCA will no longer accept certificates of successful completion from NABET Certified Training courses dated after 1 September 2012

However, IRCA will accept certificates of successful completion of NABET Certified Training courses dated prior to 1 September 2012, for a period of 3 years from the issue date of the certificate (for the courses listed below only).

  • QMS lead auditor, transition auditor, internal auditor
  • OH&S lead auditor, internal auditor
  • EMS lead auditor, internal auditor
  • FSMS lead auditor, internal auditor
  • ISMS 27001 lead auditor
Please contact us on +44 (0)20 7245 8602 if you require any further information or have a query about an NABET certificate you hold.

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