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IRCA operates 13 schemes. Each is based on a key ISO or industry standard:

To register with IRCA, auditors must apply for one or more schemes. Auditors can apply to any scheme, if they can meet the recommended minimum requirements. Please look at each scheme page to find out the specific requirements for each scheme.

Aerospace (AS/EN/JISQ 9100, 9110, 9120, ISO 9001)
Business Continuity  Management Systems (ISO 22301)
Energy Management Systems (ISO 50001)
Environment Management Systems (ISO 14001)
Food Safety Management Systems (ISO22000)
Information Security Management Systems (ISO 27001)
Information Technology Service Management (ISO 20000)
Maritime Safety Management Systems
Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSAS 18001)
Pharmaceutical Quality Management Systems
Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001)
Social Systems
Safety Schemes in Procurement 


Each scheme is guided by the auditing standards ISO 19011: Guidelines for auditing management systems and ISO 17021: Conformity assessment: Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems.

The schemes are intended for:

  • auditors, e.g. those for whom auditing is a significant part of their role. This may include supply chain auditors, those employed by certification bodies/registrars, and those conducting audits within their own organisations
  • practitioners, e.g. consultants, audit programme managers, and others involved in auditing through the development and maintenance of management systems, auditor training and standards development.

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Requirements for Certification as an IRCA auditor (IRCA 1000)

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