You must have eight years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the Certified Quality Auditor Body of Knowledge. A minimum of three years of this experience must be in a decision-making position. “Decision-making” is defined as the authority to define, execute, or control projects/processes and to be responsible for the outcome. This may or may not include management or supervisory positions.
- Diploma from a technical or trade school—one year will be waived.
- Associate degree—two years waived.
- Bachelor’s degree—four years waived.
- Master’s or doctorate—five years waived.