ISO Certification – Top 12 questions and answers


Below are the common questions asked by our customers when we start the initial discussion. For small organizations which do not have an independent quality department, most of the time head of the department acts as the MR and may have many questions regarding the iso certification process.

ISO Certification Process

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ISO Certification – Common Questions

No, ISO does not provide certification or audit. Third-party certification bodies are carrying out audit and certification.

Third-party certification body issue ISO certificate.

It depends on many factors like scope of certification, organization size, number of products/services, certification body selected, etc. for a small business; an average time is between 4-6 months.

The cost of iso certification also varies with different factors like certification body selected, involvement of ISO consultants, organization size and scope, etc. you can find an approximate cost at ISO CERTIFICATION COST.

ISO consultant is not required to get the certification, but an iso consultant is recommended for small organizations that do not have an iso expert.

ISO 13485 is the standard developed for the medical device industry; ISO 9001 is a general management system standard that can apply to any organization.

Yes, Internal audit and MRM are mandatory requirements for ISO certification.

No, Only ISO, ISO members, and ISO technical committees (TCs) are allowed to use the ISO logo

Most certification bodies offer to “verify the certificate” option on their website; if this option is not available, please get in touch with the certification body.

Yes, any company, small or large, can get iso certification; there is no minimum requirement.

Liberty Management Group LTD provides complete assistance with documentation through ISO certification.

Our assistance includes

  • Define the scope of ISO certification
  • Prepare Quality Manual
  • Prepare Quality System Procedures
  • ISO quality system implementation
  • ISO certification audit
  • Closing NC’s
  • ISO Surveillance audits
  • ISO Recertification audit.
ISO Certification Audit Type Audit Year ISO Certificate Validity
ISO Certification audit First-year 3 years – must pass a surveillance audit every year.
ISO Certification first surveillance audit Second-year 2 years – must pass the surveillance audit next year
ISO Certification second surveillance audit Third-year 1 year
ISO Re-certification audit Fourth-year 3 years – must pass a surveillance audit every year.
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