Category Archives: ISO/IEC 17021-1

Important Further Information for Certification Bodies regarding transition to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001


With the well-publicised 3-year long-transition period to move to ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 9001:2015 certification comes further news that the deadline of 15 September 2018 may not be a “hard deadline” after all as announced by the IAF in previous … Continue reading

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New IAF Mandatory Document on CB control on Entities


A new IAF Mandatory Document describes additional controls for Certification Bodies to apply in relation to Entities, which support their Certification processes. The International Accreditation Forum (IAF), which is the global network of accreditation bodies and other organisations involved in … Continue reading

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Revised criteria for the transfer of accredited certification to another Certification Body


The revised IAF MD 2:2017 IAF Mandatory Document for the Transfer of Accredited Certification of Management Systems was published on 15 June 2017 & is coming up to the application date of Friday, 15 June 2018 (the date when the … Continue reading

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IAF to Establish an Database of Accredited Management Systems Certifications


As reported in an earlier post: IAF Study may lead to global database of Management Systems certificates (9 August 2016), the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has been revising the set of principles of the Database, and working on further development and … Continue reading

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ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 Interpretation on Clause 9.4.8.3a) Available


As reported in an earlier posts (ISO 14001:2015 Interpretations Available & Interpretation Process for ISO 14001:2015), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed a process to clarify the intent of ISO 14001:2015. This ISO process allows for interpretations to be provided by … Continue reading

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