Initial and continuous professional training for auditors and lead auditors is of utmost importance as the authorities expect qualified personal performing audits. And GMP audits of suppliers, contract manufacturers and contract laboratories are a fundamental part of a Quality Management System to assure the quality of a drug product. Only knowledgeable and highly qualified auditors can guarantee audits that are useful for both the auditing company and the auditee. A continuous training in all GMP-related areas is therefore essential for all GMP auditors.
Recognising this need for further professional knowledge development, the ECA Academy has set up a programme for initial and continuous qualification. Here, an additional certificate can be obtained (ECA Certified GMP-Auditor).
In order to reflect a continuous professional devel-opment for GMP auditors, this Certificate can be ex-tended for continuous training. Renewal is easy: the applicant can join any GMP-relevant ECA Training Course or Conference within two years. This flexibility takes into account that GMP auditors have to broaden their knowledge in various GMP topics.