Can you please explain more on the certification process after using your toolkit?
This project plan is a guidance to make your challenge easier, but this document itself does not guarantee certification. You have to count with top management commitment, resources, and a competent and compromised project team to follow what is planned.
Regarding the certification process, certification audits are conducted according these stages:
- Documentation review: at this stage the auditor checks if all mandatory policies, procedures, plans and records are in place.
- Main audit: at this stage the auditor, by means of techniques such as observation, interviews and log review, checks if processes and personnel are performing according what is documented. It is at the end of this stage that any identified non compliance is raised.
- Surveillance visits: once you get certified, you have to keep the system working during the three-years certification p eriod. To ensure that, an auditor will come periodically to check if the system is in place and ask for adjustments when needed.