Audit Criteria

set of policies, procedures or requirements used as a reference against with audit evidence is compared

NOTE 1   Adapted from ISO 9000:2005, definition 3.9.3

NOTE 2   If the audit criteria are legal (including statutory or regulatory) requirements, the terms “compliant” or “non-compliant” are often used in an audit finding.

Source: ISO 19011:2011 (E) – Guidelines for auditing management system. Global Standards

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