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Certification process and cost

After implementing and following all the guidelines, where to buy certificate from, and how much will it cost?
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Carlos Pereira da Cruz May 15, 2019

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Organizations cannot buy certificates. After implementing the management system an organization has to choose an independent third party, called the certification body. A certification body will do a set of audits. A first one, called 1st stage audit, will audit the overall design of the management system and documentation. After passing that first stage there will be a 2nd stage audit. This one will audit the whole organization under the scope of the management system, auditors will check implementation, interview employees, observe operations and locations. After passing this 2nd stage audit the certification body will issue a certificate declaring that your organization has a management system operating according to the reference standard (for example, ISO 9001 for a quality management system).
The cost of the certification process will depend on the number of days of the audit. The main criteria for deter mining that the number of days will depend on the number of employees of the organization. Certification is like any other business, some certification bodies are more expensive than others due to brand recognition, for example.

The following material will provide you information about certification:
- ISO 9001 – How should you pick an ISO 9001 certification body? - https://advisera.com/blog/2021/01/11/how-to-choose-an-iso-certification-body/
- 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/
- Free course – ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Course - https://training.advisera.com/se/iso-14001-internal-auditor-course/o-9001-internal-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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pankufrenz May 29, 2019
WHERE CAN I FIND THE CERTIFICATION BODIES?
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pankufrenz May 29, 2019
WHERE ARE THE GUILDELINES AVAILABLE TO IMPLEMENT? I WANT TO IMPLEMENT IN MY FACTORY
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Carlos Pereira da Cruz May 30, 2019
Question 1:
> Where can I find the certification bodies?

Answer 1:
You should look for certification bodies operating in your country and accredited by accreditation bodies belonging to the International Accreditation Forum.

Question 2:
> Where are the guidelines available to implement? I want to implement it in my factory

Answer 2:
Bellow you can find information about guidelines to implement a QMS according to ISO 9001:2015 requirements.

The following material will provide you more information about QMS implementation:
- Article – Checklist of ISO 9001 implementation & certification steps - https://advisera.com/9001academy/knowledgebase/checklist-of-iso-9001-implementation-certification-steps/
- How long does it take to implement an ISO 9001-based QMS? - https://advisera.com/9001academy/blog/2016/07/05/how-long-does-it-take-to-implement-an-iso-9001-based-qms/
- ISO 9001 DOCUMENTATION - https://advisera.com/9001academy/
- Free course – ISO 9001:2015 Foundations Course - https://training.advisera.com/course/iso-9001-foundations-course/
- Book - Discover ISO 90 01:2015 Through Practical Examples - https://advisera.com/books/discover-iso-9001-2015-through-practical-examples/
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