Types of Certification

Do you know there are different types of ISO registration?

Many organizations don’t. Knowing the difference could save you time and money. Many companies need to know if they are required to have an accredited registration, or whether they can choose another type of registration. Do you know about the differences in registrations? We know that choosing to develop an ISO system, and become registered and choosing the right organization to perform your audits, is a critical business decision. Some companies are required by their customers to have accredited registration, but other customers just require an organization to have an effective ISO system that is audited by an outside source. We can help you and your organization make the best registration choice for your companies requirements.

World of Registration

Two Main Players to Accreditation:

 Accreditation Bodies (AB)
 Registrars (CB/CAB)

Accreditation Bodies (AB) and registrars (also known as certification bodies CBs) are accredited, and companies (you) are registered or certified.

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Types of Registration?

Audit Types:

The two most common type of audits are:
 Registered (Accredited)
 Certified (Compliance)

Accredited Registrations are performed by a registrar that is overseen by another party called an Accreditation Body (AB). Certain industries such as Aerospace, Automotive (tier 1) or certain Medical companies MUST have an accredited audit and registration. Some customers do not require accreditation and may only require a Compliance Certification.

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ISO Registration Auditing is our Specialty.

Our primary focus is to standards such as ISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 13485ISO 18001, and more. We also audit to other standards as well, depending on your company’s or vendor’s needs.

We serve the East, Midwest, West, South and Southwest regions of the United States. Please visit our Contact Us page for more information or call us at 1-978-386-2516.

Our ISO Specialists look forward to speaking with you!


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