Practice Note - Auditing: Lifelong Learning

Bart Dierynck, Kathryn Kadous, Christian P. H. Peters

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It is essential that auditors continuously learn. The need for continuous learning is fostered by the changing expectations from society and stakeholders, rapid technological developments, and the increasing complexity of information systems. Auditing regulators and oversight bodies are concerned that certain aspects of the auditing profession may form barriers to effective learning. To gain a better insight in how auditors can effectively learn, it is important to identify and distinguish the different learning processes in the auditing profession. Based on our recent literature review we differentiate between seven learning processes. In this FAR Practice Note, we highlight the most important insights from the academic literature for each learning process. Based on this, stakeholders can develop tools to facilitate auditor learning processes in practice.
Original languageEnglish
TypePractice note
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Auditing
  • Learning processes
  • Development


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