The main points from this module are as follows:
ISO 19011 is an International standard published by the International Organization for Standardization. This standard provides assistance on auditing management systems.
Audit criteria are reference standards against which a management system is checked.
An audit is defined as a systematic, independent, documented process, established to obtain evidence regarding an organisation's management and processes. This evidence is evaluated in accordance with the specific audit criteria.
Conformity is explained as the fulfillment of a requirement.
Audit findings are the results of the evaluation of the collected audit evidence.
Audit evidence is defined as records, statements of fact and other useful information, relevant to the audit criteria, that can be verified.