Good day house. My organization has a tradition of conducting internal audit in May of every year and this has been for the past 8 years since the organization's first ISO certification. Management have thus considered the option of conducting a virtual audit for this year and the plan is to have it next week. My concern as the QMS Advisor are as follows: 1. Will the virtual Audit be as effective as the traditional one-on-one audit engagement? Particularly in revealing true nature of operations with specific depts & process owners. 2. What is the standpoint of ISO Standard regarding virtual Audit? Is it acceptable? 3. Will virtual Audit not give room for window dressing on the part of site managers? Considering that the organization has over 55 operational sites with a minimum of 4 man-team per site. 4. Is it possible to request for recertification audit extension from the CB? The 9001 certification cycle will expire in June. Thank you as always and I'm standing by for your response.