Frequently Asked Questions
What types of certification programs does Tranet Global QC offer?
We cover wide range of management system standards, including but not limited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17020 certification/accreditation.
We provide guidance on selecting the right certification program for your organization’s needs.
How long does the certification process typically take?
The length of the certification process can vary depending on the certification program and the complexity of your organization’s management system. Tranet Global QC can provide a more specific timeline based on your individual needs.
What is the difference between QA and QC?
QA (quality assurance) and QC (quality control) are both important components of a quality management system. QA focuses on ensuring that processes are in place to prevent defects and errors, while QC focuses on identifying and correcting defects and errors that occur during production or service delivery.
What is the cost of certification?
The cost of certification can vary depending on the certification program, size of your organization and the business scope. We will be glad to provide to you, a detailed quote for certification services based on your specific needs.
Who needs a Quality Management system or QMS
Whether you realise it or not, you’ve already got an informal QMS. You look after your customers, don’t you? You strive to consistently provide customers with good products or services. You are always trying to improve to stay ahead of competitors?
So, you have a QMS, and the fundamental question is, do we need to formalise the system? Most organizations asking themselves this question say yes. And currently, there are more than 1 million organizations globally that have a formal QMS, which is certified to ISO 9001.
What is ISO 9001 Certification?
An ISO 9001 certification is issued by an accredited Certification Body, which has carried out an independent third-party audit. Having ISO 9001 certification serves as proof that an organization has implemented and is maintaining a quality management system that meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.
Do i need an ISO 9001 Certification?
Yes and No. In many cases, Certification is not mandatory but can be a useful tool to add credibility, by demonstrating that your product or service meets the expectations of your customers. For some industries, certification is a legal or contractual requirement.
What is the latest ISO 9001 Version?
The latest ISO 9001 version as of this writing is ISO 9001:2015 — the revision of the previous ISO 9001:2008, which, itself, was a revision of ISO 9001:2000.
Who Issues ISO Certification?
The ISO develops International Standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, but is not involved in their certification. It does not issue certificates. ISO certification is performed by external certification bodies; so, a company or organization cannot be certified by the ISO organization itself.
How to Choose a Certification Body?
The choice of CAB is important. An accredited CAB (e.g. BSI) should be used wherever possible and with ISO 9001 one won’t be difficult to find.
Accreditation, which is issued by a nationally recognized Accreditation Board (e.g., UKAS) is an important confirmation as to the legitimacy of the CAB. To help ensure an international ‘level playing field’ for CAB auditing standards, National Accreditation Boards have their own international organization, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), which oversees an ongoing programme of witnessed self-assessment of IAF Members of each others’ activities.
A Certificate from an accredited CAB will carry three logos. #1 the CAB’s own logo and #2 the Accreditation Boards logo and #3 the IAF logo. If you present an ISO 9001 Certificate to a customer or potential customer that does not carry all three logos, expect to be challenged. Without a plausible explanation, you can expect your approach to be rejected.
Do Internal Auditors need training?
Again, training here is not mandatory. But effective internal audits are essential to doing a professional job in maintaining your QMS and in avoiding nasty surprises at your next Certification Body audit. Also, if you don’t train them, your auditors won’t have any of the skills necessary to ‘harvesting’ those improvement suggestions from the people in your organization who actually do the work.