Certified Auditors have been granted
the authority to provide test sponsors with an attestation of the compliance of
their benchmark implementation and results.
TPC results can only be audited by individuals who have completed the
TPC's 3-stage auditor certification process.
- Stage I
An initial written exam is taken to establish that the candidate auditor has the
required basic technical and functional knowledge. The exam, if successful, is followed
by an interview to determine the candidate's eligibility to become an apprentice
- Stage II
The apprentice auditor works with a
Certified Auditor to gain hands-on experience
of the benchmark audit process. This stage ends when the mentor auditor is ready
to endorse the apprentice for certification
- Stage III
The qualifications of the apprentice auditor are reviewed by an Auditor Certification Board through an interview. The Board decides whether to bring
forward to the
membership a recommendation
to certify the apprentice. This recommendation must be approved by a two-thirds
majority of the membership.
Complete details on this process can be found in the
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