SPA Audit Committees

Each SPA has named three to eight individuals (usually experienced reviewers) to serve on a SPA audit team. The role of the audit team is to assure that reports are interpreting standards and applying decisions consistently across all programs. The team has to review the reports completed by their SPA’s review teams and can act as a tie breaker when a team cannot reach consensus on standard(s) or recognition decisions. Finally, audit teams may choose to only review problematic or "not recognized" reports.