Q16: in order to transfer an Accredited Certification of Management Systems (IAF MD2:2017), is it possible to conduct the pre-transfer visit with remote auditing techniques?

A16: Yes, if all the points listed in § 2.2.4 of IAF MD2:2017 and any issues arising from the document review, for example major nonconformities (2.2.2) can be evaluated remotely. However, this could change for specific schemes.