ISO Certification Consultancy
ISO 9001 is the standard for maintaining quality management system (QMS)in an organization. The issuance of more than 1.1 million certificates to the organizations in over 178 countries all over the world makes it the most popular standard for QMS.
ISO 9001 provides a framework for implementing the best practices in your companies management system in order to consistently meet the expectations of customers and other stakeholders. In other words, ISO 9001 certification ensures effective processes that would deliver quality products and services consistently. Apply ISO 9001 Certification in Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, Sharjah, and UAE.
An ISO 9001 certification opens up a huge market for you on a global scale. The powerful business improvement tool in ISO 9001:2015 helps you to grow further. It opens the door for a large number of business opportunities.
Why is ISO 9001 certification important for your organization?
Through ISO 9001, you can demonstrate your ability to meet the customer’s requirements of quality products through effective processes. This helps in building the confidence of your clients and shareholders. The verification of your QMS by a third party adds to your credibility and helps you in attracting new customers.
What is the meaning of ISO 9001 certification (QMS)?
So, what does ISO 9001 actually mean for you? An ISO 9001 certification acts as a proof of confirmation of the effectiveness of QMS of an organization by an external certification body. Since it is an internationally accepted quality standard, it assures the clients and customers about the goods and services that you produce. It therefore, helps in gaining a lot of business opportunities.
An ISO 9001:2015 certification for an individual means that they have gained enough knowledge and expertise to audit any organization for their compliance to the ISO 9001 standard. They can also apply this knowledge within their organization to implement the quality management system.
What are the requirements for ISO 9001 certification (QMS)?
Once you have decided to design your quality management system according to the standards of ISO 9001, you must proceed further for the ISO 9001 certification. After conducting an internal audit and implementing the processes to close the gaps that were flagged, you are required to invite an external certification body for the audit. Once, the audit has been successfully done, you will be awarded with the ISO 9001 certification.
What is an ISO 9001 audit?
ISO 9001 audit involves the verification of your process implementation in accordance with your documentation and against the ISO 9001 standard. In the audit, your QMS gets systematically reviewed and the gaps are identified. It ensures that the organization is performing its planned processes. The efficiency and effectiveness of the quality management system can be verified through the audit.
How do I achieve ISO 9001 certified?
An individual or an organization can become certified to ISO 9001. For an individual to get certified, they are required to get appropriate training and qualify the exam at the end of it. Once an individual attains ISO 9001 certification, he/she can perform internal audit of the quality management system, or can get associated with any certification body as a third-party auditor by completing Lead Auditor Training and Certification. The training for individuals is of two types- internal auditor training and lead auditor training. It should be noted that those who have been certified as a lead auditor, can only work with the certification bodies to perform the audit of organization. The course duration for lead auditor is around 5 days, whereas, for internal auditor, it is around 2-3 days.
How much does it cost to achieve ISO 9001 certification?
The cost of ISO 9001 certification of an individual is determined by the ISO training provider. It includes the cost of commutation for those who opt for off-line course.
However, the cost of ISO 9001 certification varies from one organization to another. It is dependent upon several factors such as the complexity of its processes, the number of employees, etc. Some of the major costs include the cost of training of ISO 9001 certification, cost of employee’s time in implementing the QMS, the certification process costs, and finally, the cost of maintenance of your QMS.
- Employee Strength
- Standard (UK / US / IS / NZ, etc)
How-long does it take to get ISO 9001:2015 certification?
Just like the cost of ISO 9001 certification, the time required to get certified also varies from one organization to another. If your organization has complex documentation processes, then it may take longer for you to achieve certification. If the workforce involved in the documentation processes is more, you will take lesser time, and vice-versa. Once you have built and implemented your QMS, you are required to run your system for a while (for example- 2 to 3 months) before inviting a certification body to audit and certify you.
Their are two basic type of Certificates an organisation can get after initial implementation and audit.
A) Registration of ISO Certification
Means the ISO Certificate is issued and all standards are met and external audit is complete as per compliance required.
B) Certificate of Compliance
Means organisation as started its journey to meet required standards, but it is yet to complete all registration requirement.
Who awards ISO 9001 certification?
It must be noted that ISO just publishes the standard requirements, the certification against those standards is performed by an external certification body. Our integrity is our pride and meeting the deadlines is our commitment. Once you have built and implemented your QMS with our consultation, we will bring in the ISO 9001 certification authorised organisation to conduct your external audits and confirm your certification.
After filling up the QMS forms and reviewing all the requirements, you should proceed further for the audit. The team of our expert auditors will comprehensively assess the compliance of your management systems, notify you about the gaps, if any, and award certification at the end of successful completion of the audit.