Basic Auditing Principles

3 modules

Course Length
2 hours

IHSA eLearning



This eLearning program provides an introduction to the fundamentals of auditing and how to apply these principles while performing the COR® Audit. It focuses on auditing concepts that are common to all organizational audits while using material and examples specific to the COR® Audit process.

As of January 1, 2023, all COR® audits must be completed using AuditSoft. This digital tool will help you conduct quicker, easier COR® audits and use data to continuously improve your OHSMS. It is an electronic version of the COR®2020 Audit Tool.

NOTE: For more information about COR® 2020 click here, for more information about AuditSoft click here.

Learners will have 2 attempts to complete the final test and must achieve a score of at least 80%.

Program Content

  • Preparing for the Audit
  • Performing the Audit
  • Summarizing the Audit
  • Submitting the Audit

Did You Know?

This is a mandatory training program for individuals acting as an organization’s COR® Internal Auditor.


Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:

1.    Identify the benefits of performing an audit and the role the audit plays within the continual improvement process. 
2.    List the 4 phases of the COR
®  audit process and identify each phase.
3.    Recognize the COR
®  Audit Tool format, verification techniques, scoring, auditor notes, and calculations.
4.    Formulate the requirements of each phase of the COR
® Audit such as: setting the audit objective, scope, plan, opening meeting, interviews and observations, approved sampling techniques, summarizing reports, and meeting the submission requirements.



By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate COR™ Record of Training

Basic Auditing Principles COR 2020
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