Journey to Certification

  1. Detailed Proposal

    Firstly, complete our online application form to give us an understanding of your
    business requirements and desired timescales to achieve certification. After a brief
    discussion with a member of our business development team, when you are ready to
    proceed, we will provide you with an individually tailored proposal, covering the
    investment required to obtain your ISO certification.

  2. Steps to Certification

    Obtain a full copy of the relevant ISO Standard documentation and review the
    requirements. Assemble your team, review our training course and define your strategy.
    Develop and implement your management system (policies, procedures and controls).
    You are now ready to start the assessment process for your management system.

  3. Pre-Assessment

    Pre-­assessment is an early opportunity to review your management system against the
    requirements of the relevant ISO standards (s), Your assessor will conduct a gap-­analysis
    and provide you with a full report of any areas to address before the formal assessment begins.                                                                                                                           After each stage, the assessor with prepare and deliver a comprehensive written
    assessment report detailing the findings of the assessment.

  4. Stage One Assessment

    This initial assessment determines if the mandatory requirements of the standard are
    being met and if the management system is capable of proceeding to stage two.
    Non-­conformities identified by the assessor will need to be addressed by your
    organisation. At the end of your stage one assessment, all areas should be compliant with
    requirements of the relevant ISO standard(s) and allow progression to stage two.

  5. Stage Two Assessment

    The stage two assessment determines the effectiveness of your management system,
    and seeks to confirm that your management system controls have been implemented
    and is fully operational. If your assessor is satisfied that your organisation is fully compliant
    with the relevant ISO standard(s), they will recommend your organisation for certification.

  6. Certification Decision

    At this point in the process the assessor reviews any corrective actions taken to address
    findings raised in stage one and two. On successful completion of stages one and two,
    your assessor will make a recommendation for certification. The Certification Manager will
    review your file to ensure that the recommendation is made in an impartial, fair and
    competent manner.

  7. Certification Presentation

    Once ISO certification is achieved, your organisation will be issued with a Certification
    Europe certificate and frame. You will also be provided with relevant logos (stickers and
    electronic versions) and an online digitally-­signed version of your certificate.

  8. Continuous Assessments

    Your organisation is required to submit the management system for review post
    certification via the continuous assessment process. The first surveillance visit is due within 6 months of the recommendation of certification. ISO certifications have a three year lifecycle. At the end of this period, in order to renew the certification, a mandatory
    recertification assessment must take place. This includes a review of past implementation
    and continuing maintenance of the system over the period of certification.

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Certification Europe was founded with the simple aim of providing a certification service which goes beyond simply ticking the boxes. We wanted to provide a service which went beyond the grey, unemotional check-list approach to auditing and inspection which has typified the industry for far too long. As a result we have constantly endeavoured, and will continue to strive to introduce new, cutting edge and innovative approaches to meet the needs of our clients.

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