The IS-BAO Programme requires an independent third-party audit to achieve the registration, or when renewing (every two, or three years) or progressing to the next stage. Operators are responsible for selecting the qualified IS-BAO auditor, scheduling the audit and covering any fees or expenses agreed to with the auditor. Many operators base their selection on the auditor’s experience, costs, proximity to operator’s location, and schedule availability.
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IBAC accredited auditors must complete a rigorous application process and meet a variety of qualifications that include extensive experience in Operations, SMS, and Auditing. Once accredited, the IBAC accredited auditor is required to attend continuing education as well as follow policies and procedures to renew accreditation every 24 months.
How To Become An Accredited Auditor
IBAC has established qualification and experience standards that must be demonstrated by auditor applicants for initial accreditation.
- IS-BAO Accredited Auditors must adhere to IBAC policies for Auditor Accreditation
- All applicants are required to attend the IS-BAO Fundamentals and Auditors workshop.
- Auditors must purchase the IS-BAO and Audit Procedures Manual and an accreditation fee payment is required before accreditation is granted.
To access the IBAC Auditor policies and forms for application, please email email@example.com and reference your interest in becoming a IS-BAO Accredited Auditor.
NEW – The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Auditor accreditation course is now available through IS-BAO partner, Unmanned Safety Institute (USI).
As part of the RPAS auditor accreditation process, qualified IS-BAO auditors wanting to expand their qualifications within the rapidly growing RPAS segment are required to successfully complete the new USI online course that is now available at https://usi.matrixlms.com/ibac.
As the recognized leader in UAS flight safety solutions, training, and certifications, USI has tailored this course to provide auditors RPAS training necessary to perform audits on operators of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in primary non-complex, Visual Line of Sight Operations. Subsequent courses and requirements are in development for large-scale global adoption of commercial regulations for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) regulations.