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Social Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course (CQI and IRCA Certified)

Learn how to assess the design, implementation and improvement of your organization’s social systems to meet the requirements of SA 8000.

This certified course (17270-PR 334) will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to perform audits of an organization’s conformance with social responsibility specifications in accordance with ISO 19011.

Course Details

On completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the potential range of social and ethical issues that face organizations and auditors, and the range of conventions, specifications, codes of conduct and other initiatives
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow-up a social system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow-up a social system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and by interpreting the requirements of SA 8000

In order to adapt to your learning style and needs, this course is available as Classroom Based or Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Depending on the selected method, this course can be delivered over 5 days, 40 hours or in shorter online sessions, and will conclude with an exam.

Course Certification

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To complete this course successfully you will be required to pass both an examination and continuous assessment following which you will be issued with a Certificate of Achievement that satisfies the formal training for an individual seeking certification as a CQI/IRCA auditor/lead auditor. The certificate is valid for five years from the date of the exam for the purpose of your certification as an auditor with the CQI/IRCA.


Before starting this course, you are expected to have prior knowledge on SA 8000.

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Contact us today to enroll on the SGS Academy Social Systems Lead Auditor training course.

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