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COR Policy Manual – Large Employer Internal Auditors

What is this section about?

This section describes how large employer Certificate of Recognition (COR) internal auditors may be certified.

Key Points

To be certified as large employer COR internal auditor candidates must:

  1. Have a permanent employment relationship with the company they wish to audit
  2. Attend a training course
  3. Pass an examination
  4. Complete a student audit
  5. Complete a minimum number of audits

Policy

Minimum Requirements

  1. There are no prerequisites to become an internal auditor. However the applicant must demonstrate an adequate level of knowledge and understanding of audit protocol by passing a prescribed course and exam

Application

  1. The application for training as a large employer internal auditor is implicit in the employer’s registration in the COR program. Following registration the employer will submit the name of an internal candidate to attend auditor training.
  2. Web Registration – http://www.safetydriven.ca/safety-advisory-services/internal-auditor-course/
  3. The internal candidate must hold a permanent (full or part time) position with the company they wish to audit. When part time positions are held with multiple companies the internal auditor is only eligible to perform one audit each year.

Training

  1. Large employer internal auditor candidates must complete a course of training in occupational health and safety principles, and auditing practices.
  2. The training must be provided by, endorsed, or recognized by SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of BC (SafetyDriven)
  3. Following completion of training provided by SafetyDriven the candidate must achieve at least 80% on an examination of the course material.
  4. Candidates who fail the exam must repeat the training before rewriting the examination.

Student/Qualifying Audit

  1. Following successful completion of training a candidate must complete and submit a student audit within twelve months.
  2. The student audit can be carried out as a part of the certifying audit for the employer, although the actual certifying audit must be carried out by an external auditor.

Minimum Auditing Requirements

  1. Following certification as an internal auditor the auditor must complete two audits within the following three year audit cycle to retain certification.

Refresher Training & Recertification

  1. Three years after certification the internal auditor must complete refresher training in occupational health and safety principles.
  2. The training must be provided, endorsed, or recognized by SafetyDriven.
  3. Following completion of training provided by SafetyDriven the candidate must achieve at least 80% on an examination of the course material.
  4. Candidates who fail the exam must repeat the training before rewriting the examination.

 

Reference

  1. Employer Registration
  2. Large Employer Certification

Last Reviewed March 22, 2018

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