To participate, interested auditors must complete an application and have the following qualifications*:
- Certification as an auditor from a nationally- or internationally-recognized certification body (e.g., IRCA, RAB-QSA, EOQ),
- A post-secondary degree, and
- A minimum of 30 days audit days experience in the last three years in a technical field, such as agriculture, biotechnology, food technology or a related life science discipline.
- Free from any conflicts of interest.
To apply, all interested auditors should submit a completed application form, detailing their qualifications, to the ETS office. The ETS Executive Director or Program Manager will review the applications; check references and credentials, as necessary; notify the auditors regarding their eligibility; and provide information about the upcoming training opportunity.
Training for auditors is a full-day course and auditors must pass the examination given at the end of training to become qualified to conduct ETS audits. The qualified auditor status is valid for a three-year period beginning on the date of the training course and may be renewed through continuing education webinars provided by ETS. The ETS office maintains the list of qualified auditors, available here.
To learn more about Excellence Through Stewardship auditor training, please contact the ETS office at info@ExcellenceThroughStewardship.org or +1 (202) 312-9271.
*Exceptions to these requirements may be considered on a case-by-case basis.