How are audit firms/auditors selected?
The RMI approves audit firms and individual auditors (from the approved firms) to allow them to conduct RMAP audits. The auditor approval process is designed to verify that auditors have appropriate experience and expertise, that they have completed the required RMAP training, and that there are no conflicts of interest when undertaking RMAP audits. The approval process follows the relevant requirements outlined in ISO 17011, the international standard for accrediting certification/assessment bodies. Please review the Audit Firm and Auditor Approval Process for detailed information on RMI requirements.
The RMAP uses multiple audit firms to create a cost competitive audit program and using regional auditors minimizes auditor travel costs. Using a small number of audit firms currently is seen as a benefit to establishing auditor consistency during the early phases of Program.