ISO 9001 Certification or Approval Required?
ISO 9001 is a standard for implementation; a third-party certification body can audit the quality system implemented in your organization and certify the system complies with ISO 9001 Standard. There is no approval certificate for ISO 9001; Certification bodies will issue only a Compliance certificate.
Who can issue an ISO 9001 Certificate?
ISO (International organization for standardization) does not mandate a certification or approve any certification body. You can choose any third-party certification body for an audit and certification of your quality system; the value of the iso 9001 certificates depends on the certification body that issued the certificate. An ISO 9001 certificate from a reputed certification body will increase your credibility by demonstrating that your products and services meet or exceed the standard.
How long does it take to get an ISO Certificate?
The time required to get an ISO Certificate depends on many factors. The level of implementation is the primary consideration; the next is the certification body selected. If you are a small company just starting the implementation process, it is always better to go with a smaller certification body. Once you are confident that your quality system is fully compliant and have evidence for all processes, you can switch to a higher certification body. The approximate time frame for a smaller certification body is four months and for a higher certification body is a minimum of 1 year.
LMG offers ISO 9001:2015 Certification assistance to Chicago and suburbs from Aurora, Illinois, and New York & surrounding states from New York. We provide complete assistance from ISO 9001 implementation through certificate issuance; our experienced consultants assist you with
- ISO 9001 Gap Analysis
- Identify the Requirements
- Define the Scope of Certification
- Develop Quality Manual
- Quality System Procedures
- QMS Implementation
- Internal Audit
- Certification Body Selection
- Certification Body Audit
- Closing Certification Audit NC's
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