EICC Labor & Ethics Lead Auditor Training

The Lead Auditor course provides participants with the competencies necessary to successfully perform EICC Labor & Ethics VAP audits. The highly interactive five-day workshop covers social systems auditing, investigative skills, management systems, validation and reporting and the EICC Audit Process.

The course includes an on-line self-study module covering the background and context of the EICC program, common labor issues, compliance and legal standards, and other knowledge content.

Successful completion of this course fulfills the training requirement of IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors) for certifying labor and ethics auditors to the EICC auditing program.

Learning objectives
The course is designed to build auditing competencies to:

  • Successfully conduct the Labor & Ethics component of an EICC VAP Audit
  • Gather information from management and workers that together provide an accurate picture of working conditions in an EICC supplier factory
  • Collect and analyze information from factory documents on compensation, work hours and other employment practices
  • Verify, triangulate and report critical findings and areas of concern
  • Understand the root cause of common problems and the management systems that support durable solutions
  • Discuss gaps and corrective action with management

The sessions are participatory and experiential, involving case analysis, exercises, role plays, peer sharing, and other activities that enhance adult learning. The workshops are facilitated by expert trainers and former and current EICC auditors.

The online portion of the course must be completed prior to attending the classroom session. Note: The online course is only offered in English. We recommend that you allow 10 days to complete the online portion.

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Please note: Refund Policy

Registered students who wish to withdraw from a course must contact training@verite.org, and are subject to the following Tuition Refund Terms:

  • Students withdrawing 1 month (31 days) or more before the first day of the Live Workshop will receive a 100% tuition refund, less a $150 administrative fee.
  • Students withdrawing 3 – 4 weeks (22-30 days) prior to the first day of the Live Workshop will receive a 75% tuition refund, less a $150 administrative fee.
  • Students withdrawing 2 – 3 weeks (15-21 days) prior to the first day of the Live Workshop will receive a 50% tuition refund, less a $150 administrative fee.
  • Students who withdraw in the 2 weeks (1-14 days) prior to the first day of the Live Workshop will not receive a tuition refund.

If a registered student identifies a replacement who is able to complete the Online Course prior to the start of a Live Workshop, the replacement may attend the class at no extra cost.

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EICC Labor & Ethics Lead Auditor Course - San Jose, CA, USA: September 8 - 12, 2014 (conducted in English)$2,300.00
EICC Labor & Ethics Lead Auditor Course - Shenzhen, China: September 22 - 26, 2014 (conducted in Mandarin)$1,990.00
EICC Labor & Ethics Lead Auditor Course - Penang, Malaysia: October 13 - 17, 2014 (conducted in English)$2,000.00