The whole "secret" of producing high case gain and total results with Dianetic and Scientology auditing lies in the following:
When an auditor can produce exact auditing on Dianetics you know he can audit.
Dianetics is a very simple, precise procedure. The major errors are
(a) misassessment (inability to use a meter usually but out TRs can do it)
(b) taking narrative somatics and running them
(c) forcing a pc toward "earlier incident" when it required "earlier beginning" making the pc jump chains
(d) fumbling commands
(e) out TRs.
An auditor's poor TRs and corny errors such as above will prevent Dianetic results.
But the Standard Dianetic auditing is so simple THAT IT DEMONSTRATES CLEANLY WHETHER THE PERSON CAN AUDIT OR NOT.
This is not true of Scientology auditing particularly VI, VII and VIII. Here the procedure is more complex. The errors of the auditor are obscured in the possibility of a wrong C/S or a complex pc. Thus whether the auditor can audit or not, just as an auditor, is obscured.
Thus, with the auditor as a variable factor, the tech can look variable.
Therefore you can lay down this rule as truth and it will be truth until the end of time:
If a IV, V, VI, VII or VIII cannot produce invariably excellent results his basic auditing is deficient but obscured by the complexity of material.
Therefore it is vital that an auditor be a proven result-getting Standard Dianetic auditor before any result can be expected of him in his/her Scientology auditing.
We have now had several dark mysteries cleared up on this subject with many examples. For instance one auditor who had been thought a competent VI and had been "auditing" for years was found to be getting too many failed pcs; he was trained up as a Standard Dianetic auditor and on his first sessions it was found that he could not produce Standard Dianetic results; he was vigorously groomed on his TRs which were wildly out and always had been and made to do the very exact business-like procedure of Standard Dianetics. He then got excellent Standard Dianetic results session after session on his pc and could be designated as a very good Dianetic auditor. He was briefly retreaded on his Scientology materials and at once could get terrific results with upper level Scientology.
From this we can state without any fear of contradiction by your future experience that:
An VIII who is not a proven Standard Dianetic auditor as well is not dependable as an auditor no matter who trained him.
The practice of loosely certifying HDCs without total proof that they get excellent uniform session results on Dianetic pcs can foul up the whole field and jeopardize the entire auditing future of the student. To certify an HDC who doesn't get provenly excellent Standard Dianetic results is an act of treason against all that person's future pcs and all the rest of us.
If tech is "out" in an area it will be because some of the auditors, whatever their class, are not capable of delivering simple Standard Dianetic sessions, regardless of the level at which they are auditing. And out tech will be compounded if the Case Supervisor is not also an excellent HDC for he won't know the errors for which to look.
When you can really dig this and know it and get it in practice the bulk of out tech and "failed pcs" in an area will vanish.
I know it is sometimes hard to achieve a simplicity as simple as Standard Dianetics but when it is done, tech worries from there on up are over.