In Reply to Parent Post by krishkaar
Indian Accreditation Board - NABL has issued guideline document (No. 161 on Management Review Meeting and Internal Audits)
Sec 2.4 runs like this.
The audits shall be carried out by qualified personnel who understand the
technical requirements they are auditing and who are trained specifically in
auditing techniques and processes..........
Based on the above, NABL seems to be suggesting that the Internal Auditor should have undergone formal training. In fact the Assessors insist verifying such an evidence.
So it is possible that even though the Standard (ISO 17025) per say does not mean formal training, the Accreditation Boards perhaps are.
Will you please elaborate if the 'guideline document' (NABL 161) applies to 'NABL accreditation' or to ISO 17025. Further, I didn't get the point when the document states "The audits shall be
carried out.....". A guideline document, normally, doesn't make something mandatory but advises what it considers as the best option among the several possibilities yet without quoting the other available options.