Audit Templates

IMCA has developed a variety of audit templates to assist both contractors (including vessel operators) and their clients by setting out appropriate checklists and procedures that can be widely used.

While each is free to set its own requirements according to business needs, by developing these documents, a consistent and recognisable format is available that can help avoid unnecessary minor variations and reduce the number of expensive, inefficient repeat audits that need to take place.

Auditor Competence

In addition to these templates – which IMCA makes available forms ready for electronic completion and incorporation into company systems – an extensive range of guidance on performing audits, inspections and equipment trials has been published by IMCA, detailed in the relevant sections of this site.

No IMCA Approvals

While documents contain guidance on relevant aspects of auditor competency, it should be noted that IMCA does not approve individuals or companies to act as ‘IMCA auditors’. IMCA supplier members providing consultancy services have access to relevant guidance, can participate in its development process and have various opportunities to meet with other IMCA members to share knowledge and good practice. Such companies are listed in our member directory.

The only exception is the eCMID Accredited Vessel Inspector (AVI) – see the eCMID System page for more details.


A selection of relevant IMCA publications is shown below Рfollow the links for more information on a specific document.

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