FAQ: How long does a SOC 1 take to complete?

FAQ: How long does a SOC 1 take to complete?

This depends on how prepared and how many resources an Organization has to dedicate to the project. The first time through, usually a readiness assessment would be performed, and then a SOC 1 Type 1, and take anywhere from 2 to 3 months. However, there are situations where it may take 6 to 12 months should an Organization not have the resources or sufficient priority assigned.

A Type 2 report takes about 2 months to complete, but, it may take a little longer during the first audit and become more efficient every year thereafter.

Additional FAQs

How often is a SOC 2 audit required?

SOC 2 Type II audits should be performed annually, however, there are times you may choose to perform them twice a year. Additionally, if recently completing a SOC 2 Type

What is SSAE 18 (formerly SSAE 16)?

The SSAE 18 audit standard is a framework for reporting on an examination of controls at a service organization relevant to user entities’ internal control over financial reporting.

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