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Continuous Training & Support

Continuous Training & Support

In addition to PAO’s Auditor Requirements, PAO makes available and promotes additional auditor resources, to include auditor trainings, auditor on-site shadows, 5 day-a-week access to QA Specialists, audit technical reviewers (both internal and external) covering the Western Hemisphere, and auditor work instructions, each resource made available in both English (ENG) and Spanish (ESP).

Auditor Trainings Provided

  • PAO trainings are open to PAO in-house, sub-contracted, and candidate auditors.
  • Trainings are web-based or on-site.
  • Attendance at some trainings is mandatory if, for example, a new audit version is released or a new interpretation is provided.
  • Attendance at some trainings is voluntary; for example, presentations on specific commodity audits are offered.
  • Technical experts assist in commodity-specific trainings.

Additional PAO Auditor Resources

  • Auditor QA memos provided.
  • Exams given based on past auditor memos.
  • On-site auditor calibration trainings conducted by audit QA personnel and technical experts.
  • Audit QA specialist available 5 days a week.
  • Audit QA Specialists located in U.S., Costa Rica, México, and Chile.
  • Audit QA Technical experts (internal and external).
  • Technical review of audit reports.
  • All resources available in both English and Spanish.