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ISO Certification – How to Obtain ISO Certificate?

Narendra Kumar

| Updated: May 03, 2018 | Category: ISO Registration

ISO Certification

Procedure for Obtaining ISO Certificate

 What Is ISO Certification?

ISO Certification refers to International Organization for Standardisation. It is a self-governing organization that delivers standards in terms of quality, safety, and efficiency of products and services provided by businesses.

With the growing competition among the business in the country, it is essential to deliver the high or extraordinary quality of goods & services in order to sustain or stand in the market. ISO certification supports to expand or advance your business credibility as well as overall efficiency and productivity of the business.

ISO Certifications are received by companies or firms after following certain quality management techniques which have been defined by International Organization for Standardization. ISO created these quality management techniques for the purpose of making businesses reliable, efficient and growth-oriented. This certification emphasizes that company utilize recommended techniques to produce its services and managing activities related to its business.

What are the Benefits of ISO Certificates?

 ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe.

  • ISO certified products or services are reliable and of good quality.
  • ISO Certificates are used as a strategic tool these days as it reduces costs by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity.
  • Certification support companies to access new markets, level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade.
  • It helps in expanding the business.
  • It enhances the business credibility.

What is the Process of ISO Registration?

  1. Select an ISO Registrar

 First choose a registrar that has an experience within the scope category of your specific industry, which you can also find on the website of ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board ANAB site.

  1. Creating an ISO Application

 Company or the applicant will prepare the ISO Application and the registrar and company will agree on the application contract.

     3. Quality Document Review

 The registrar will be required a quality manual; a document establishes and states the policies governing the company’s quality management system.

  1. Determining Pre- Assessment Need

 Pre-assessment is an initial review of the quality management system of the organization that identifies the omissions or weaknesses in the system of the organization and gives the opportunity to eradicate and remove that deficiency before going for ISO Registration process.

  1. Issuing an ISO Assessment

After filing an application for ISO Registration; the registrar will conduct the audit which includes, meeting with the Auditors and KMPs, review of the documents, Examination of the document, issuance of Audit Report. If the Auditor finds anything that does not meet the ISO standards, the auditor will mention that finding in the report called, Nonconformities.

     6. Completing ISO Registration

Once the findings are put into the Audit Report and all the nonconformities are addressed the company can get the ISO Registration Certificate and the same can be used for Publication

  1. Surveillance Audit

 To ensure the maintenance of the system the registrar will perform regular surveillance of the system.

What Will Be The Validity of ISO Certificates?

Once the application for the ISO certification is being filed and after complying with its document verification and Audit process the certification is awarded in favor of the applicant and the same is valid for the period of Three years only and at the end of the last year the same can be recertified

What are the Types of ISO Certificates?

  •  ISO 9001 – Quality Management

It is the only standard in the family that sets out criteria for a quality management. Although it is not the requirement then again it is used by the business or organization as it creates a customer focus, and creates a market.

  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management

This one is for the Environmental Management system and it sets out the criteria that a company or organization follows to set up an effective environmental management system.

  • ISO 22000- Food Safety Management

To ensure the safety and to identify the food safety Standard hazards it is used by a number of organizations. ISO 22000 sets out the criteria that organizations to comply with

  • ISO 13485 Medical Devices

It is used by the organizations engaged in the design, production, installation, and servicing of medical devices and related services. It ensures that organizations are following the best quality management system and best practices.

  • ISO 26000 – Social Responsibility

An organization or a business run in the society with the huge responsibility to protect and safeguard the future of the people like us. It sets out the guidance like how to act in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to the health of the society.

  • ISO 50001 – Energy Management

Organizations and the business go for this standard as it is essential to integrate energy management their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management.

To work safely and with the professional reputation, it is necessary to manage the risk effectively which helps the organizations to perform well and with full certainty. This Certification provides guidelines, principles, framework and a process to deal with the risk. It can be used by any organization regardless of their business size or activity.

What is The Importance of ISO Certification Globally?

  • Consumer confidence can be increased when they see the International Standard logo, trusting that the product or service is safe and reliable, as well as of good quality.
  • Increased confidence when it comes to particular aspects of products is key too, such as toy safety.
  • Consumers are included in the process of creating and writing International Standards that are as broad as possible.
  • Helps in expanding the business in international market.

 

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Narendra Kumar

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