Audits are activities conducted by VQA as scheduled or unscheduled by an audit team with the aim of detecting and reporting the compatibility of the structure, activities, management system, registary, sources and certification procedures of the test centers.
The scheduled audits are:
• Authorization audits
• Observation audits
• Scope expansion audits
• Follow-up audits
Unscheduled audits can be organized at anytime for protecting the quality assurance and detecting if the testing process of the certification bodies is compatible with the VQA rules and national qualifications..
VQA audits are conducted according to the Law of VQA numbered 5544, Regulation of VQA on testing, assessment, evaluation and certification, VQA audit principles and methods, TS EN ISO 17024 standard, VQA audit guide and control lists, other rules and guides.