Internal Auditor

Course Description:

This two day course is for staff from local governments or naturally-aligned organizations who wish to learn more about how the COR audit is conducted. Participants wishing to become certified Internal Auditors must successfully complete a student audit within three (3) months.

In order to maintain certification, two (2) maintenance (Internal) audits and seven (7) hours of approved training must be completed within 3 years of Internal Auditor Certification.

* Please Note: Participants will have access to course materials online at no cost. Printed versions of the materials are available upon request for a fee of $50 per participant. To request printed materials, kindly reach out to at least two (2) weeks prior to the course date.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand what an audit is, and the purpose of auditing a Health and Safety Management System and Stay at Work/Return to Work System.
  • Be familiar with the Certificate of Recognition (COR) and the audit cycles.
  • Know the roles and responsibilities of Auditors.
  • Be able to apply the three audit verification techniques (documentation, interviews, and observation) when conducting an audit.
  • Understand the concept of representative sampling for both interviews and sites (documentation review and observational tours).
  • Be able to write an executive report, noting the municipality’s strengths and providing suggestions for improvement – clear, actionable recommendations to achieve improvement.
  • Have the necessary knowledge to perform an audit and understand the purpose of the audit steps.
  • Understand the administrative processes in auditing.
  • Be able to list the eight elements of the BCMSA Safety Audit Tool.

Course length:
2 days

Class minimum/maximum:
6/to be confirmed

Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:
elective course


Free of Charge.

Safety Management Systems training