CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY- The National Economic and Development Authority – Regional Office X (NEDA-X) conducted an online training course on Effective Internal Audit for ISO 9001:2015 from 28 to 29 December 2020 to continually improve its operations and delivery of services.
With more than 30 NEDA-X and Regional Development Council – X staff in attendance, the course aims to equip the staff with basic competencies on internal quality audit and prepare them to be internal auditors of the organization’s quality management system (QMS).
The NEDA-X Management wants to ensure the availability of a pool of well-trained internal quality auditors of its QMS.
The training conducted by Infoadvance, Inc. enhanced the participants’ understanding of Internal Audit as an essential component of any management system as it serves as a quality tool to check the effectiveness of processes in delivering intended results and trigger improvements.
Mr. Aurelio L. Ebita, CPA, lead auditor and trainer, underscored that the overall intent of internal audit is to achieve conformity and effectiveness and not to find nonconformities. Should a nonconformity arise, it is raised against a process and not against a person, for improvement.
On 23 December 2020, the SOCOTEC Certification International issued a new Certificate of Registration for ISO 9001:2015 to NEDA-X which will expire on 21 September 2023, covering the processes of Socioeconomic and Physical Planning and Policy, Technical and Advisory, Investment Programming, Monitoring and Evaluation and Support Services. The first certification was issued on 21 September 2017 and expired on 21 September 2020.