ISO 30301 Lead Auditor Certification


The ISO 30301 Auditor certifications are credentials for professionals needing to audit a Management System for Records (MSR) and, in case of the "ISO 30301  Lead Auditor" Certification, able to manage a team of auditors.

The principal competencies and knowledge skills needed by the market are the ability to proficiently plan and perform audits compliant with the certification process of the ISO 30301:2011 standard and to master the audit techniques and to manage (or be part of) audit teams and audit program.

Various professions may apply for this certification:

  • Auditor wanting to perform and lead a Management System for Records (MSR) audits as the responsible of an audit team
  • Project manager or consultant wanting to master the Management System for Records audit process
  • Person responsible for the records management or conformity in an organization
  • Member of the quality, information security, energy, or medical management team
  • Expert advisor in records management
  • Technical expert wanting to prepare for a records management audit function

The requirements for "Auditor" certifications are:


For certification purposes, the following audit types constitute valid audit experience:

If an applicant doesn't have all requirements to apply for the credentials of ISO 30301 Lead Auditor, he/she may apply for the credentials of ISO 30301 Auditor or ISO 30301 Provisional auditor.

  1. Pre-assessment/pre-audit
  2. Gap analysis
  3. Internal audits
  4. Second party audits
  5. Third/external audits
  6. Opinion audit

To be considered valid, these audits should follow best audit practices and include most of the following activities:

  1. Audit planning
  2. Audit interview
  3. Managing an audit program
  4. Drafting audit reports
  5. Drafting non-conformity reports
  6. Drafting audit working documents
  7. Documentation review
  8. On-Site Audit
  9. Non-conformity follow-up actions
  10. Leading a team of auditors


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