TIPS ON SETTING UP A
Many people have, over the years asked me for advice on setting up their
(Valid for all auditors whether still affiliated with CoS or in
Here is a summary of my Technical advice on the matter.
It is my hope the following is of help to all auditors, whether they are
field auditors, work with an organization or are associated with The Church,
Thre Free Zone or somehing else.
1- Have as much certification as possible, as it instill confidence
in prospective public
(for example IFA, or certified by me or recognized training either under
CoS, Flag or an acknowledged auditor).
2- If you have received much training in later years (such
as Golden Age of Tech) or from a source known to be questionable for its
out-tech, get False Data stripping and other applicable Qual actions
to clean up any mistraining received, as applicable.
3- Have certainty and be smooth in each level you are auditing.This
means adress any areas of confusions, weaknesses and technical queries through
Qual or training actions
4- Ensure that you fully have drilled and checked out with
a competent auditor each level you are delivering. This means that
for levels done outside CoS, that within a reasonable time you go beyond
self-training, which may be good for starters, but inadequate to achieve
true long term competence. It doesnt mean necessarily to stop auditing those
levels (unless your auditing on them is truly flubby). It means to actively
seeks proper training, instead of accepting expedient ad hoc training as
a permanent solution, which is a typical attitude found in the Free Zone.
Auditors who neglect eventually getting proper training will sooner later
start to squirrel.
5- Do not avoid counsel from auditors more trained than you or properly
trained C/Ses. This is a particular weak point in the Free Zone,
where some auditors sometimes view others suspiciously as a potential competititors.
Seek assistance when you are baffled by a case, if you are are concerned
you may have put him on the wrong program, if you feel feel you are not making
adequate progress with it or when some Bad Indicators are persisting in spite
of your best efforts. Better yet, audit under a properly trained C/S for
any level or case actions (such as repairs) you think you could use some
help with. It is quite possible to C/S remotely. I have done it for years.
DO NOT ACCEPT VERBAL ADVICE on how to handle
cases, in particular from self-elected Free Zone Authorities who only have
"self-certification" or from discussion groups. This is how Out-tech spreads.
Always get the actual reference, from a published issue, a book or a taped
lecture, never from someone's opinion..
6- Ensure each and every pc is fully setup for any Major New Grade
or level before starting it. Use the existing checklists and the
C/S Series. In particualr, DO NOT RELY on False and Verbal Data about the
Meaning of the Non-Interference Zone outside of the R6EW-OT III band or as
it applies to those who went Clear on Dianetics. Ensure pcs are validly Clear
and their case has been reviewed by a C/S who has traned on the Solo C/S
course, before putting them on the OT Levels. Putting pcs on OT Levels or
Grades before they are truly ready for them will result in pcs setting a
poor example either through aberrated behaviour or the manifestation of out
grades phenomena in addition to robbing them of the gains they should have
7- Last, but not least. Apply Professionalism toward your pcs and
auditing at all times. Beside the obvious, it means that you should
always strive to do the best you possibly can for any pc you are auditing
because that is what each pc truly deserve. Never settle for sloppiness or
half-dones. Always increase your skills, either through drilling, reading.
Go over materials and Basics over and over again. (For example: I have read
the auditor Code possibly 300 times. I have read most NOTs bulletins over
50 times). You can never read something too often (unless you are violating
one or more of the tree barriers to study)
Number of times over the Materials equal certainty. (HCOB 8 May
An auditor is most successful when he has achieved an inexorable self-confidence
in himself, in his tools, in his attitude toward the preclear and in the
results he means and determines to achieve. (Adv Proc & Axioms).
It isn't magic or luck that makes the professional. It's hard won know-how
careful applied. A true professional may do things pretty easily from all
appearances, but he is actually taking care with each little bit that it
is just right. (HCO PL 8 Oct 64)
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