IRCA registers auditors in many schemes, across a range of industries and at different levels to match your skills and knowledge.

Being certified as an IRCA auditor is a clear statement that you are a recognised, qualified and capable auditing professional. Respected by 3rd party certification bodies, large organisations that employ internal audit teams, accreditations bodies and businesses all over the world, IRCA has an international reputation for integrity and quality. IRCA is the world's leading auditor certification body.

IRCA certifications have helped many auditors find new employment. IRCA's schemes are both qualification and competency based. You are required to demonstrate to us, through filling in the application forms and providing the necessary documentation, that you are competent to be qualified at a particular grade, in a particular scheme. We reserve the right to interview applicants to verify knowledge and understanding, should we feel it necessary.

Please click on the relevant scheme tab on the left of the screen to apply to that scheme. You will find all the documentation you require in order to apply available on each scheme page.

Please read this short note before applying

The IRCA certification criteria, for all schemes, are found in one document, 'Requirements for Certification as an Auditor (All Schemes)'. This is a large document, however we have hot-linked the contents pages to allow you to instantly navigate to any part of the document.

The key certification criteria are;

  • Educational Qualifications
  • Work experience
  • Audits
  • Training
  • CPD

For these, there are generic criteria that apply to most schemes, and this is found in the main body of the document under 'Auditor Certification Criteria' (p. 15 – 20). However, each scheme has additional, scheme specific requirements. These are found at the rear of the document in Appendix I. Please refer to both the generic requirements and the scheme specific requirements.

It is also very important to first read the "Essential Guidance for Application" section (p. 9-14), as this section clearly and fully explains what we will and won't accept in terms of audits, training and all other factors.

Should you require any advice or assistance in applying, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our certification team. You may contact them at: or if you wish to speak to one of the team you can call them on +44 (0)20 7245 8602.

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See Also

Applying for the first time?

Download the documents you need:

Application form

Audit log

Do you need to recertify?

If you're already an IRCA auditor, you must recertify every 3 years.  Download all the documents you need:

CPD log

Audit log

Code of Conduct & Declaration

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