Hong Kong Institution of Certified Auditors classified certified auditors as follows:
|Lead Auditor||Experienced professionals who have extensive experience in auditing. Applies to those conducting second or third party audits.
Requirement : degree or above and 15 years of working experience with a minimum of 12 years of professional experience
|Auditor||Auditors who conduct full system audits as a member of an audit team and/or as a sole auditor. Audits may be internal full system audits, second-party full system audits, or third-party audits for certification purposes.
Requirement : degree or above and 4 years of working experience with a minimum of 2 years of professional experience and at least 4 complete QMS audits the total duration of which shall be a minimum of 20 days auditing with a minimum of 12 days on site.
|Assistant Auditor||Appropriate for professionals who have attended an auditor training course, but that do not or have not yet had the opportunity to conduct audits.
Requirement : degree or equivalent and 1 year of working experience
|Internal Auditor||For those who conduct internal partial-system audits of a management system/s, or a supplier’s management system.
Requirement : Higher Diploma, Associate degree or equivalent and 2 years of professional experience
|Other classes of HKICA are as follows:|
|Registered Senior Inspector|