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Retention time of documents

What is the retention time for QMS documents and records under the ISO 9001 standard?

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Carlos Pereira da Cruz Apr 30, 2020

As long as there are no legal requirements, and as long as there are no customer requirements, for example on contracts, organizations are free to determine the retention time for their records.

Normally, in these cases, I advise keeping records for 3 or 4 years, to assure that records generated during a certification cycle will be available.

The following material will provide you information about retaining records:

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