ISO Certification is an International certification that is provided to an organization that practices ISO 9001 standards published by International Organization for Standardization. This is a generic standard.
ISO Organization publishes several ISO standards covering various Management Systems.
The most popular standards and ISO Certifications are :
- ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification
- ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Certification.
- ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification
Other Sector-Specific ISO Standards and ISO Certifications include :
- ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System
- ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management Systems. ISO 31000:2009 Risk management
- ISO 13485:2017 Medical device management systems.
- ISO 50001:2018Energy Management System
- ISO 17025:2017 Laboratory management system.
ISO Certification for Quality Management Systems is a well-known and recognized certification around the world.
What does ISO Certification covey?
In general, ISO Certification covey that the organization practices such management system as per ISO Standards is more System oriented, verified by thrid party, meets the Interested party requirements, etc.,
This trust helps the customer to rely on the organization to deliver the Interested party requirements more consistently.
How does ISO Certification Work?
ISO Certification is audited and provided by Certification Bodies, which in turn has taken approval from Accreditation bodies.
ISO Certification is valid for 3 years. After the expiration of the ISO certification, recertification needs to be done by the enrolled organization by undergoing an audit.
Duration to get ISO Certification?
It depends on the organization's preparedness, size, activity etc.,Generally, it takes around 4-5 months to get ISO Certification for Quality Management System.
What is the cost to get an ISO certificate?
It depends on the type of certification, activity, etc., For Quality Management Systems, the current fee is around USD 3,500/- to 5,000/- per audit depending on the certification body.
What is the next step?
ISO Certification can be obtained by enrolling with a Certification Body or Registration Agency. Once this decision is made, what will come first - Audit by the Certification Body or Registration ? There are some organizations who enroll ISO Organization to get ISO Certification. Then, they go to a Registration agency to get their company name enrolled in the list of third-party providers/registrars - who can provide documents on their behalf.
ISO Organization is very important not only for ISO Standards but all other Standards published by different International organizations like IEC, ISO etc., By getting your organization enrolled with ISO Organization, you can provide any number of certified documents on behalf of your organization