The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA)
The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) is the world’s original and largest international certification body for auditors of management systems.
IRCA was formed in 1984 as part of the UK government’s enterprise initiative, designed to make industry and business more competitive through the implementation of quality principles and practices. This structure included IRCA, an accreditation body (now UKAS), a national standards making body (BSI Standards) and a number of commercial certification bodies. The original quality management standard used was the British standard BS 5750, which has since evolved to become ISO 9001.
Organizations around the world recognize the value of using management systems to control business risk and contribute value. They rely on skilled professionals to assess the performance of their management practices to enhance efficiency and credibility.
IRCA offers certification in many schemes, across a range of industries and at different levels to match your skills and knowledge as your career progresses.
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 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.
ABOUT BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTION (BSI)
BSI is a global organisation that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization of standardisation (ISO).
Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Famed for its marks of excellence including the instantly recognizable Kitemark®, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including oil & gas, telecom, aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 64,000 clients in 147 countries, BSI is an organisation whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.
IRCA/BSI COURSES IN OFFER
BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Internal Auditor
BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor
ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management Systems (QMS) Lead Auditor Course
ISO 14001:2004 Lead Environmental Auditor IEMA Approved.