ISO 19011:2018

ISO 19011:2018, the third edition of the “Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems” standard, has been released and replaces the second edition (ISO 19011:2011).

According to the standard itself, the main differences compared to the second edition are:

1. addition of the risk-based approach to the principles of auditing;
2. expansion of guidance on managing an audit program, including audit program risk;
3. expansion of guidance on conducting an audit, particularly the section on audit planning;
4. expansion of the generic competence requirements for auditors;
5. adjustment of terminology to reflect the process and not the object (“thing”);
6. removal of the annex containing competence requirements for auditing specific management system disciplines (due to the large number of individual management system standards, it would not be practical to include competence requirements for all disciplines);
7. expansion of Annex A to provide guidance on auditing (new) concepts such as organization context, leadership and commitment, virtual audits, compliance, and supply chain.

This standard provides guidance on auditing management systems, including the principles of auditing, managing an audit program, and conducting management system audits. It also provides guidance on the evaluation of competence of individuals involved in the audit process.

These activities include the persons managing the audit program, auditors, and audit teams. ISO 19011:2018 is applicable to all organizations that need to plan and conduct internal or external audits of management systems or manage an audit program.

Order ISO 19011:2018

The 46-page standard can be ordered from ISO or ANSI:
PDF + ePub (for tablets and phones) = about $158
PDF + Redline (changes) = about $190
Paper = about $158
PDF = $185 (member $148)

Internal Auditor Courses

Training providers base their internal auditor courses on ISO 19011. Their courses will need to be updated to reflect the revised ISO 19011:2018 auditing guidance.

Our onsite W&A internal auditor courses based on ISO 19011:2018 are ready now. You can click on a course title below to view its description and contact us to arrange an onsite class:

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor (2.5 days)

ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor (2.0 days)

AS9100D:2016 Internal Auditor (3.5 days)

AS9110C:2016 Internal Auditor (3.5 days)

AS9120B:2016 Internal Auditor (3.5 days)

IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor (3.5 days)

ISO 27001:2013 Internal Auditor (2.5 days)

ISO 13485:2016 Internal Auditor (2.5 days)

ISO 45001:2018 Internal Auditor (3.0 days) with guidance on transitioning from OHSAS 18001