Our organization handles the development of the system, aiming towards certification, thus getting you audit ready. We do not do the certification ourselves as we are not allowed to “mark our own homework”. The certification body we mostly make use of is SABS, as brand identification is good. If you see SABS, you see quality, but you also get Certification bodies like Tuv Rheinland, Dekra, DQS, SGS, Bureau Veritas ect. our consultants would discuss selection of a Certification bodies during your consultations.
The Certification bodies like SABS require 6 months of running statistics, which is why we usually sign a 6 month contract with our clients to develop the system and ensure correct implementation. During this time we, with your input, develop the Iso 9001:2015 system for you. If everything runs according to plan, we then audit you in month 5 or 6 to determine whether your system is audit ready. We then go through the certification process with you. Audit readiness depends on many factors i.e. company size, complexity and client commitment to the system. Implementation timeframes vary but the norm is between 6-8 months.
You have two audits to pass; first Documentation and then secondly Implementation, if you pass both audits and cleared out all the non conformances and recommendations you will receive your certification which is valid for three years. In year four you go for recertification. We assist you from development to the point that you have your certificate in your hand. Costs paid to us is a monthly fee for the development and consultation of the Iso 9001:2015 system (costs paid to us would stop when the client is certified), certification costs are paid to SABS directly. Certification costs are payable for as long as you want to be Iso 9001:2015 certified.
The time frame for certification is between 3-6 months, so the whole process to get Iso 9001:2015 certified would take between 9-12 months. (Development and certification) For more info on this service click on our meet with us tab to leave your details or contact us today today.