Third-party certification a key to ISO success

September 21, 2011 10:49 pm Published by

AdvisorsYour company took the important step to commit to ISO certification. You’re ready for global quality management system standards to grow your business.

Where to start? One important step is third-party certification – having an independent expert ensure that your organization is taking the right steps to achieve ISO standards.

There are five basic steps to certification (also known as registration):

  • Application
  • Initial or preliminary assessment/document review
  • Certification assessment
  • Certification
  • Certification maintenance.

Each step depends on the success of the others. That’s why an independent third party – with expertise in the latest ISO standards and how to achieve them – is a key to your ISO success.

Unlike internal audits, the certification body cannot provide substantive guidance on how to achieve conformity. But this third party should facilitate observations and discussions to guide you through the process.

Consider it a trusted advisor on your road to certification success.

Not sure of your next steps? Take a look at our services, then contact us.

We’ll help you realize the many benefits of ISO registration to help you make the most of management.


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This post was written by Roy D'Ardenne