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Choosing the right Certification Body for ISO27001 Compliance

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Jaya Created:   Aug 05, 2022 Last commented:   Aug 09, 2022

Choosing the right Certification Body for ISO27001 Compliance

Dear Team, I have across a certifcation body for my company's ISMS certification. The certification body is accredited by IAS. When i looked at the scope of accredition, the countries of operation is Quatar. I want me US entity to be certified. In this case is it advisable to go with the certification body?

COuld you guide on this.

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Rhand Leal Aug 09, 2022

From a certification point of view, provided the certification body is accredited, it can be from any country, not only the one from the company to be certified.

However, you also need to check if you have local laws/regulations, or customer contracts, about the country of origin of the certification body.

If you have no legal or contractual limitations, you can get ISO 27001 certified by a certification body from any country.

These materials will provide you with a further explanation about selecting a certification body:

  • List of Questions to ask an ISO 27001 or ISO 22301 certification body https://info.advisera.com/27001academy/free-download/list-of-questions-to-ask-an-iso-27001-certification-body
  • Accreditation vs. certification vs. registration in the ISO world https://advisera.com/blog/2016/02/29/accreditation-vs-certification-vs-registration-in-the-iso-world/
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