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What are the requirements for the LSP/ Applicant person who is conducting the interim self audits between certification audits? Must this person be an Authorised Auditor (TAPA trained/approved)?

TAPA Standards do not require that the person completing and submitting the annual self audits (years 2 and 3) is trained by TAPA or is a qualified TAPA Authorised Auditor. However, there may be regional differences. TAPA EMEA and TAPA AMERICAS will currently accept annual self audits that are submitted by non-TAPA trained personnel. TAPA APAC requires a TAPA-trained and authorised person to submit these audits. TAPA hopes to standardise on one of these methods as part of the next Standards version update cycle. 

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