An audit will check your safety record-keeping practices.
An audit is a review of your records and safety practices to determine if you are complying with NSC requirements (as defined in the Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations). An audit evaluates how well you are meeting your NSC requirements.
Tip: Each year, some BC carriers are randomly selected for an audit. You may be selected, even if you are a carrier with a very good safety record.
Once a carrier safety inspector completes an audit of your safety records, you will be given an audit status. Your audit status helps determine your carrier safety rating (that rating that appears on your carrier profile).
Audits can be random—they are not always a result of a request based on a poor safety record. Random audits are done to get a broad understanding of how well carriers are meeting their obligations. Carriers who are selected for these random audits will be told about them in advance. This is another reason to always have your safety plan in place, and keep good records. Audits can also be requested because of an accident or a complaint from the public. Also, the NSC program office may request an audit if they believe that a carrier is associated with another carrier that is being investigated or has been cancelled.
CVSE provides information about audits and the auditing process in their online brochure.