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Certification audit at multi-site organization

Hi, I am trying to get clarity on how certification works for organizations with separate locations across the state. All of the individual sites use the same processes based on our program model. When we seek certification, will the auditor have to visit all 21 sites or just visit the headquarters and do a sample of site visits? 

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Carlos Pereira da Cruz Sep 17, 2019

Once I worked as a consultant implementing a quality management system for a service company with 23 sites (21 in the mainland and 2 in two different islands. When we had the certification audit, auditors visited the headquarters and a sample of 3 site visits. But they were very interested in our internal audits and verified if all sites were audited. After certification, during surveillance audits they were always changing the sample of sites to visit. Same works for a construction company (headquarters, central yard, construction sites). 

The following material will provide you more information about certification audits:

How to prepare your company for the ISO 9001 certification audit - https://advisera.com/9001academy/03/how-to-prepare-your-company-for-the-iso-9001-certification-audit/
What questions to expect on the ISO 9001 certification audit - https://advisera.com/9001academy/blog/2016/04/19/what-questions-to-expect-on-the-iso-9001-certification-audit/
Enroll for free in the course - ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Course - https://training.advisera.com/se/iso-14001-internal-auditor-course/o-9001-lead-auditor-course/
 Book – Preparing for ISO Certification Audit: A Plain English Guide - https://advisera.com/books/preparing-for-iso-certification-audit-plain-english-guide/
 

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