ISO Certification Process

ISO Certification Steps

The process for management systems certification is straightforward and follows a generic process consistent for ISO management systems standards – ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001, ISO 27001, ISO 22301 and more.

1.INQUIRY

You will need to fill the inquiry page in our website for UCS to understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing the online quick quote. We will use this information to accurately define the scope of Audit and provide you with a proposal for certification.

Or you can call us by phone, WhatsApp, or sending an email with your requirements and out team will reach you within 24 hours only.

Then our team will send you a detailed proposal outlining the certificate or service cost and duration for the ISO certificate to be issued.

2.AUDIT

Once you’ve agreed on your proposal, our team will contact you to book the Audit schedule, your Audits will be booked with an UCS Auditor. This Audit consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit (Stage 1 and Stage 2 audit). Please note that you must be able to demonstrate your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits. *Note: there may be additional requirements for some of the more technical standards – we will advise you of these.

The ISO certificate process is as follows.

       Step 1

       Application & Agreement

       https://ucsiso.com/application

       Step 2

       Certification audit

       Stage 1 and Stage 2 Audit

       Step 3

       Certification decision

       Step 4

  • Invoicing and draft certificate
  • Step 5
    • Final certificate

3.CERTIFICATION

Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by UCS. You will receive a hard and soft copy of the certification. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly re-certification audit.

ISO certificates are issued with ASIB and ISO global register accreditation or as per the client requirements, UCS with its partners can issue IAS, UKAS, Jas Anz, DAkkS, IAF or any other as per the client request.

All UCS certificates can be validated by clocking on the below link.

https://ucsiso.com/validate/

Initial ISO Certification Audit

Stage 1

The purpose of this Audit is to confirm that your organization is ready for full Audit. This Audit will take place at your management system center (normally head office) and will be a documentation review Audit.

During the stage 1 Audit, your Auditor will:
internal audit or management review processes. Certification may not be issued for ISO 27001 until there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate that arrangements for management reviews and internal ISMS audits have been implemented, are effective and will be maintained.

Stage 2

The purpose of this Audit is to confirm that the management system fully conforms to the requirements of the chosen standard in practice. If you undertake site work or have more than one location that you want within the scope of your certification then your Auditor will also need to audit these activities / locations.

 

During the stage 2 Audit, your Auditor will:

  • document how the system complies with the standard by using objective evidence
  • undertake sample audits of the processes and activities defined in the scope of certification
  • visit any remote locations, additional sites or remote activities to evaluate the effectiveness of the management system off site
  • report any non-conformities or opportunities for improvement
  • produce a surveillance plan and agree a date for the first annual surveillance visit

If the Auditor identifies any major non-conformances, certification cannot be issued until corrective action is taken and verified. Accreditation requirements stipulate that if this is not completed within 6 months, then certification cannot be recommended without a further stage 2 Audit.

Specifically for ISMS this requirement extends to any nonconformity regarding the Our collaborative partnership approach to certification is designed to enable your certification programme to suit your business requirements – not the other way around!

Surveillance Audit

Once certification is obtained a certificate will be issued that will be valid for 3 years. This is maintained through annual surveillance audits (partial audits) and a 3 yearly re-certification audit (full system audit).

Surveillance audits are undertaken annually to ensure that compliance to the chosen Standard(s) is maintained throughout the three-year certification cycle.

The frequency and duration of surveillance is dependent on factors including:

  • size and structure of organization
  • complexity and risk of activities
  • number of management systems standards included in the scope of certification
  • number of sites listed within the scope of certification

 

During the surveillance audit you must demonstrate continual improvement. This is a fundamental requirement of all ISO standards.

What happens if your business changes during this time?

Don’t worry – we are used to organizations of all shapes and sizes changing on a regular basis including additional locations and activities, increase or decrease in head count. We can provide you with all of the options to change and adapt your scope / standards / management system to suit your business requirements – we just need you to be honest with us and let us know If anything changes as soon as possible.

  • confirm the accuracy of the information that you submitted during the application process
  • confirm that the management system conforms to the requirements of the standard
  • confirm the implementation status of your management system(s)
  • confirm the scope of certification
  • check legislative compliance
 

Certified Management System Auditor

This online training course helps you to understand the key elements to implement and manage internal auditing as specified in ISO 19011 standard so that your organization can gain check its performance and improve its management system.

I have taught internal audit courses in person to hundreds of internal auditors and other interested professionals and I would finally like to share this with you as well online. The course covers all areas in which you need to be proficient through light lectures and practices.

This course has helped many people improve their knowledge and experience in auditing their organization management system and to develop their carriers.

It will assist you in comprehending the role of internal audit functions in a business as well as the profession’s principles and standards. It will show you how to apply fundamental principles like objectivity and independence. You will learn how to maintain a good reputation by adhering to the code of ethics and demonstrating due professional care and proficiency.

It will help you determine whether your reporting lines are acceptable and how to enhance your department through quality assurance if you run an internal audit team or want to be prepared for when you do. You’ll learn about the critical areas of governance, risk management, and internal controls, which are where auditors spend the majority of their time.

Most importantly, it aims to help you ‘think’ like an internal auditor.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Internal Auditor Course

This online training course helps you to understand the key elements to implement and manage ISMS (information security management system) as specified in ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard so that your organization can gain more customer satisfaction, enhance its performance & security.

You will gain deeper understanding of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 terms, definitions and structure, so that you will be able to apply its concepts and principles to your existing organization.

Consolidate your experience with the latest innovations and help your company to grow continuously.

This course is ideal for anyone in need to understand, plan, implement or maintain an organization’s ISO/IEC 27001:2013 ISMS.

Use the internationally recognized ISO/IEC 27001:2013 to enhance your auditing skills, as the effectiveness of an audit will have a significant impact on the regulatory compliance and customer satisfaction.

Gain your customers’ trust by planning and executing and efficient audit and monitor and take corrective actions where appropriate.

 

In this course we will learn.

  • The requirements of ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS
  • Information security controls as per ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS
  • Internal audit process and practice
  • Information security principles and concepts
  • How to obtain ISO/IEC 27001 certification
  • How to implement ISO/IEC 27001 requirements

ISO 45001:2018 Internal Auditor Course

This course is a complete guideline on how to understand, implement, audit and improve the Occupational Health and Safety Management System as per the ISO 45001:2018 standard. Also, this course will provide details on how to create an audit program, audit plan, audit checklist, non-conformity report and audit report.

This 90-minutes course will take you through the ISO 45001:2018 requirements and the process of auditing by real examples and practical methods. This course will increase your skills and knowledge in safety management and help you develop your career path.

The instructor will show you how each document will be created and used by discussing real life examples.

At the end of the course, you will be able to create your own checklist and audit documents to start your auditing and implement the ISO 45001:2018 standard requirements. Also, you will be able to audit the organization’s safety process and procedure against the ISO 45001:2018 requirements and improve the system.

ISO 21001:2018 Internal Auditor Course

This course is a complete guideline on how to read the ISO 21001:2018 standard and understand its requirement and how to implement it then how to create an audit checklist and the audit process from the audit plan to the NC report.

This 2-hour course will take you through the process of auditing by real examples and practical way.

The instructor will show how each document will be create and show how to use it.

At the end of the course, you will be able to create your own checklist and audit documents to start your auditing and implementing the ISO 21001:2018 standard requirement. Also, you will be able to audit the organization safety process and procedure against the ISO 21001:2018 requirements and improve the system.

 

Course Outcomes:

 

  1. You will become a certified EOMS Internal Auditor.
  2. You will be able to lead ISO 21001:2018 internal audits for the educational organizations.
  3. You will be able to identify the areas for improvement in the educational organizations.
  4. You can combine the new knowledge with your experience to transform the educational organizations worldwide.

ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor Course

This course is a complete guideline on how to read the ISO 14001:2015 standard and understand its requirement and how to implement it then how to create an audit checklist and the audit process from the audit plan to the NC report.

This course will take you through the process of auditing by real examples and practical way.

The instructor will show how each document will be create and show how to use it.

At the end of the course, you will be able to create your own checklist and audit documents to start your auditing and implementing the ISO 14001:2015 standard requirement. Also, you will be able to audit the organization safety process and procedure against the ISO 14001:2015 requirements and improve the system.

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Course

This online/live training course helps you to understand the key elements to implement and manage a QMS (quality management system) as specified in ISO 9001:2015 standard so that your organization can gain more customer satisfaction and enhance its performance.

You will gain deeper understanding of the ISO 9001:2015 terms, definitions and structure, so that you will be able to apply its concepts and principles to your existing organization ;

Consolidate your experience with the latest innovations and help your company to grow continuously.

This course is ideal for anyone in need to understand, plan, implement or maintain an organization’s ISO 9001:2015 QMS.

Use the internationally recognized ISO 9001:2015 to enhance your auditing skills, as the effectiveness of an audit will have a significant impact on the regulatory compliance and customer satisfaction.

Gain your customers’ trust by planning and executing and efficient audit, and monitor and take corrective actions where appropriate.

 

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Identify the purpose and benefits of a QMS.
  • Understand the operations of a QMS based on ISO 9001:2015 standard.
  • Increase your employees’, customers’ and stakeholders’ trust and loyalty.
  • Provide the highest quality to your customers.
  • Initiate, plan and conduct an audit.
  • Prepare and distribute audit reports.
  • Apply the ISO 9001:2015 requirements and benefits.
  • Evaluate an organization’s ability to handle its QMS.
  • Write accurate audit reports and suggest corrective actions.