ISO Certification - An Overview

ISO or International Organization for Standardization is an international governing body, that provides guidelines for organizations regarding standard measurement in terms of quality, safety, the efficiency of products/services/systems. This standard also guarantees that the organization's products and services meet the necessary customer and regulatory requirements, demonstrating continuous improvement.  Registering for an ISO certification helps to enhance the reputation of your product or service. There are various types of ISO certifications like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 5001, etc.

ISO 9000 is considered in terms of quality and prestige. To meet the regulatory requirement and customer satisfaction, organizations usually opt for ISO 9001:2015, ISO 19011:2018, ISO 9000:2015.  ISO 9001:2015 is the international standard for QMS, which is globally recognized, accepted, and implemented by small, medium, and large enterprises, to enhance quality, efficiency, and profits.

ISO Certification & Registration in India - Step-by-Step Process

Following are the ISO registration process in India:

Complete ISO Form

An online form of ISO application needs to be filled with complete details along with corresponding relevant documents. Some of the details needed would be like, nature of the business, company address and years of operation.

Consult on Registration type

An ISO may have different types of accreditation. So, it's recommended that you take the help of an expert to select which accreditation standard fits.

Document submission

All documents submitted with the application will be carefully verified and all information will be double checked. After that, it is filed with the concerned ISO Registrar. After the submission is confirmed, online payment has to be done through one of the various payment modes, available.

ISO Certification

After the audit is successful, a certificate will be issued to your company, which will be sent to your business address. ISO 9001 certification renewal needs to be done once a year, and for the renewal, the concerned authorities will conduct a surveillance audit to ensure adherence to all the standards.

Documents required for ISO Registration

  • Company Profile
  • Company Letterhead
  • Copy of sales & Purchase Bill
  • Company address proof
  • Company PAN Card
  • Company Visiting Card

Frequently Asked Questions

Not required, but auditors will be making surprise checks, frequently to make sure your business standards and procedures meet the required ISO mark.

ISO Certification only certifies for standards. It’s got nothing to do with permit or license. Even though you have ISO certification, you need to get the mandatory government and authority permission, permits and licenses to run your business.

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