All APIQ_ Certified producers must conduct and record an annual internal audit, approximately six (6) months but not later than eight (8) months, after their APIQ Compliance Audit is conducted. The audit includes:
- Review of the record keeping / SOP documentation to ensure they are maintained and current.
- Any non-conformances are identified and recorded.
- The appropriate corrective and preventative actions are taken as required and are recorded.
- Outstanding non-conformances are scheduled to be addressed in a reasonable timeframe.
If you are a producer seeking APIQ_® Certification, it is recommended that you conduct an internal audit of your site to aid in determining if your quality assurance system covers all of the APIQ_ Standards. This is recommended to run through before requesting an audit, and if you have any questions, APIQM can assist.
The below resources can help you conduct your internal audit