ISO 26000 Auditor Certification
IMPORTANT NOTE: ISO 26000 is a reference document that provides guidance for socially responsible behaviour into the organization. Organizations that implement these social responsibility guidances based on ISO 26000 cannot be certified by certification bodies. Although it is not possible to get an organization certified to ISO 26000, it is possible to implement its guidance and to audit an organization against this guidance. The personnel certifications PECB offers (Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor) serve to fulfil this market need.
The ISO 26000 Auditor certifications are credentials for professionals needing to audit a Social Responsibility (SR) and, in case of the "ISO 26000 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 guidance framework of the ISO 26000 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:
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 26000 Lead Auditor he/she may apply for the credentials of ISO 26000 Auditor or ISO 26000 Provisional Auditor.
To be considered valid, these audits should follow best audit practices and include most of the following activities: