About the Center

​Established in March 2016, the Environmental, Health & Safety Audit Center is a service to auditors working in the environmental, health and safety field and who are members of The IIA in North America.

Environmental, health and safety auditors include audit professionals in the construction, food processing, government, manufacturing, transportation, and professional service sectors and are increasingly needed in other business lines including enterprises that engage in health services and retail sales. Within these heavily regulated industries, auditors face unique and complicated challenges to mitigate the risks facing their organizations and their clients. The Environmental, Health & Safety Audit Center represents The IIA’s commitment to the profession by offering unique and meaningful content to service the needs of the professional group that represents a new addition to its membership base. View the extensive listing of areas of risk EHS auditing encompasses.

Environmental, Health and Safety Auditors must be competent in a wide range of regulatory concerns. We have listed the varied and many areas in which EHS auditors play important roles.

Regulations focused on Environmental, Health and Safety Issues:

​Air emissions
Blood-borne pathogens
Confined space entry
Control of hazardous energy
Community Right-to-Know
Drinking water
Electrical safety 
Emergency response
Fall protection
Fire protection
Flammable storage
Hazard communication
Hazardous wastes
Hearing conservation
Hot work
Industrial hygiene
Lifting devices, cranes, and hoists


​Machine guarding
Means of egress
Medical and first aid
Medical wastes 
Personal protective equipment 
Portable hand tools
Powered industrial trucks
Record keeping
Respiratory protection
Solid wastes
Spill containment
Storm water
Toxic substances
Universal wastes
Walking and working surfaces



The mission of the Environmental, Health & Safety Audit Center is to advance the professional practice of environmental, health and safety (EHS) auditing through thought leadership, education, professional guidance, and advocacy.

Activities in support of this mission include, but are not limited to, providing:

  • A comprehensive certification program, including the Certified Professional Environmental Auditor® (CPEA®) and the Certified Process Safety Auditor® (CPSA®).
  • Beneficial, cost-effective training tailored to environmental, health and safety auditors.
  • Outstanding educational products and research.
  • Deliver relevant insights, perspectives, and content dedicated to EHS auditing.
  • Networking opportunities.

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