Several questions regarding the internal audit that is required pre Stage 1 and pre Management Review ~ 1) does the person conducting the audit have to be a current employee of the company? 2) If the person is an employee of the company, do they have to be detached (i.e. separate department) from the quality department? 3) For a small company (<50 employees), is one auditor sufficient? 4) Does that person (or persons) conducting the audit require formal audit training? 4.1) Are there accredited training and non accredited training classes out there? 5) What is the scope of the audit? 5.1) Entire QMS? 5.2) A section of the QMS as determined by the auditor? 5.3) A section of the QMS as determined by the Quality Department? 5.4) A section of the QMS as determined by management? 6) What are the possible outcomes of the audit?